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compiz by default.

Postby usbtux » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:50 am

How do Zorin (don't like this one and the new 6.2 has problems with its desktop on my PC) and Cylon http://cylonlinux.weebly.com/ ( very nice eye candy) have compiz active without any proprietary drivers installed?
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Re: compiz by default.

Postby eanfrid » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:58 am

You don't need proprietary drivers to run a 3D-desktop but you need OpenGL 2.x support (hardware or software).
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Re: compiz by default.

Postby Orbmiser » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:14 am

Yep running KDE 4.10 with desktop effects (a.k.a. Compiz)with Ati 4350 card using default open drivers.
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Re: compiz by default.

Postby usbtux » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:25 pm

Just a thought then, how would you load OpenGL 2.x support; is it available via deb for mate or xfce?
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Re: compiz by default.

Postby eanfrid » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:02 pm

The Mesa 3D graphics libraries support OpenGL 2.x+ since 2007 :) Cf: http://www.mesa3d.org/ So any current distro supports OpenGL 2.x+ unless your GPU hardware is too old to support even software OpenGL 2.x rendering.
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Re: compiz by default.

Postby usbtux » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:02 pm

Yes, its just the compiz packages are not loaded on the live cd and not activated where they are on Zorin/Cylon.
http://goo.gl/DXKgM LinuxMint tutorials.
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