I have tried to find the answers on the wiki and google, but nothing that has fixed my problem.
I am using a sony vaio VGN-A117S that has a ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 card in it.
I have added the ati and nvidia moduals to my boot disk, then booted into the compiz experimental versions on the usb BT3 edition, I have tried the both links ( compiz experimental and compiz nvidia experimental ) and when ever i boot into it, I get the graphics up no problem all is ok.
when I hold down the ctrl and alt keys then the arrow keys to test the compiz fusion nothing happens, so I open a konsole window and up one pops, but its not got any menu or any X to minimise maximise or close buttons.
If i click inside the console window nothing happens, except that I see the text i just wrote apear in a run command box that is on the bottom tool bar.
If i click inside the console window and drag down ( as if i was highlighting text ) the white highlighted are will not disapear when i click anywhere inside or outside of the konsole window.
When i boot into graphics mode KDE, everything works 100% and its perfect, but i want to get the Compiz fusion to work and this is on the experimental build, is it posible to add compiz fusion to the standard hdd build ?
Please if anyone can help this will be greatfully recieved.
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Pyros compiz-fusion works very poorly with ati drivers. I just help a memeber do it a few week ago and once he got it going he was very unhappy with the lag on his system. The ati driver just dont mix well with compiz.
Here you are Is it worth re-installing?
You can try this in case you miss the link
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Ah well I see lonewolf beat me to it.
Let me know if you need any help.
Try running compiz manually and see what errors arise. For reference here's what your xconf should contain.
In the modules section
In server layoutCode:Load "dri" Load "dbe" Load "glx"
In DRICode:Option "AIGLX" "true""
In ExtentionsCode:Section "DRI" Mode 0666 EndSection
Your Device Section Should look likeCode:Section "Extensions" option "Composite" "Enable" EndSection
I'm bored this afternoon so I'l see if I can throw a couple of packages together and maybe get it running smootherCode:Section "Device" Identifier "Radeon 9700" Driver "ati" BusID "PCI:1:0:0" Option "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" EndSection
Here's the updated ati driver for bt. I haven't tested and I didn't know bt3's file structure so I followed the old ati.lzm. Let me know how you get on.
Packed up slightly different i case of errors
Ati + Compiz
Ati and Compiz 0.7.2 packed together.
Link on its way