Intel GM965 and Compiz works in Ubuntu, not Daryna [SOLVED]

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Intel GM965 and Compiz works in Ubuntu, not Daryna [SOLVED]

Postby Anaphylaxis » Sat May 03, 2008 10:09 am


I just installed GNOME Daryna.

In Hardy Heron, I can use the cube, wobbly effects and all compiz stuff. I couldn't do this in 7.10 ubuntu or now, in Daryna. Question is WHY.

I can see several posts about the Intel 9xx group on the forum, but nobody seems to mention that this works PERFECT in ubuntu.

Does anybody have a clue what the difference could be, and what I need to do to run compiz in Mint?

My lshw:

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 description: Host bridge
          product: Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub
          vendor: Intel Corporation
          physical id: 100
          bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
          version: 0c
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
          configuration: driver=agpgart-intel module=intel_agp
             description: VGA compatible controller
             product: Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
             version: 0c
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: msi pm vga bus_master cap_list
             configuration: latency=0
        *-display:1 UNCLAIMED
             description: Display controller
             product: Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 2.1
             bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1
             version: 0c
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
             configuration: latency=0

(By the way, why are there 2 entries for the graphics card?)

My xorg.conf:

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Section "Device"
   Identifier   "Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller"
   Driver      "intel"
   BusID      "PCI:0:2:0"

Section "Monitor"
   Identifier   "Generic Monitor"
   Option      "DPMS"

Section "Screen"
   Identifier   "Default Screen"
   Device      "Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller"
   Monitor      "Generic Monitor"
   DefaultDepth   24
   SubSection "Display"
      Modes      "1280x800"

Anybody spotting a solution here wins an internet hug. :D

EDIT: Hug to Husse, and JackJack for solution: ... 59&t=10821

Manually editing the config file for compiz:

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sudo nano /usr/bin/compiz

And then I put a # in front of the code line where it says intel G965, that way, that line is not treated as something executable, and if you **** up, you can always delete the # later.

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# blacklist based on the pci ids
# See for details
T=" 1002:5954 1002:5854 1002:5955" # ati rs480
T="$T 1002:4153" # ATI Rv350
[color=#FF0000]#[/color]T="$T 8086:2982 8086:2992 8086:29a2 8086:2a02 8086:2a12" # intel 965
T="$T 8086:2972" # i965 (x3000)
T="$T 1002:3152 1002:3150 1002:5462 1002:5653 " # ati X300 X600,X600 X700
unset T

I should've spotted this solution, if I had known which intel card I have and not just the chipset. :roll: But thanx, anyway. If anybody does like me and searches for intel 965, just remove the blacklisting, it works fine so far.
Last edited by Oscar799 on Mon May 03, 2010 4:48 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Intel GM965 and Compiz works in Ubuntu, not in Daryna. WHY!!

Postby Husse » Sat May 03, 2008 10:49 am

First off Hardy is a generation younger and may have fixed the problem
I think you find a solution in either or both of these links
the 965 has been a little buggy
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it

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