How to get ATI Resrticted drivers and compiz in Daryna

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McLovin

How to get ATI Resrticted drivers and compiz in Daryna

Post by McLovin »

Alot of people seem to be having big issues with ATI cards and Compiz working in Daryna, (or just ATI cards working in general) so I figured I would post a quick and easy how to here on how to get it to work.
First when you install Daryna go to the menu, go to Administration, Restricted Drivers Manager, (the Envy drivers are having alot of issues it seems) and install the restricted drivers for your card, when the drivers are installed it will tell you that you need to restart, but wait for now. Then open a terminal and enter

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sudo apt-get install xserver-xgl
(you can skip this if you do not plan on using compiz and just go strait to rebooting) Once all that is finished, restart you system, and you should be good to go.
If you want the compiz configuration menu, go to terminal and enter

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sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
that will get you the compiz settings manager.
dave.twodogs

Re: How to get ATI Resrticted drivers and compiz in Daryna

Post by dave.twodogs »

very good tip!

i believe it is working after the reboot, but how do i verify this (that my computer is using my ati card with 3d graphics?) thanks for your help.
McLovin

Re: How to get ATI Resrticted drivers and compiz in Daryna

Post by McLovin »

if you installed xserver-xgl, just try to enable the desktop effects, if they work, all is well, if not, something went borko. If you did not install the xserver-xgl, then try to play a 3d game, or use some kind of 3d rendering app.
Guest

Re: How to get ATI Resrticted drivers and compiz in Daryna

Post by Guest »

Finally I got desktop effects to work!! :mrgreen:

After months of trying to get desktop effects working in ubuntu gutsy and recently hardy I gave. Installed linux mint today and after finding this tip - hey presto it works!!! Still a slight problem with open arena - runs but its dark. A bit more tweaking.

All in all I'm very impressed with Mint 8)
McLovin

Re: How to get ATI Resrticted drivers and compiz in Daryna

Post by McLovin »

I actually wrote a much better tutorial, you can check it out and see if it helps you more, it shows you how to install the drivers manually if you are having trouble using any other method.
Here is the link http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopi ... 42&t=10573
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