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    Default ATI & Compiz

    Hey,

    There have been a couple of complaints about ATI and compiz not working on bt3, so heres the lot packed up using mesa instead of flglx.

    compiz-0.6.2-i486-1
    compiz-bcop-0.6.0-i486
    compizconfig-backend-gconf-0.6.0-i486
    compizconfig-python-0.6.0.1-i486
    compiz-fusion-plugins-extra-0.6.0-i486
    compiz-fusion-plugins-main-0.6.0-i486
    compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported-0.6.0-i486
    glitz-0.5.6-i486
    libcompizconfig-0.6.0-i486
    mesa-7.0.2-i486-1
    xf86-video-ati-6.8.0-i486-1

    ati+compiz

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    thank you

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    Np got the idea from ubuntu, let me know how you get on Apparently the new ATI drivers support AIGLX. First grab my ati drivers and compiz modules below.

    ati-driver

    Compiz-0.7.2

    Then make sure "fglrx" is set for the Driver in the Section "Device". Itshould look like this

    Code:
    Section “Device”
    Identifier “aticonfig-Device[0]”
    Driver “fglrx”
    Option “Capabilities” “0×00000000″
    Option “VideoOverlay” “on”
    Option “OpenGLOverlay” “off”
    Option “XAANoOffscreenPixmaps” “true”
    Option “AllowGLXWithComposite” “true”
    Option “RenderAccel” “true”
    EndSection
    Add

    Code:
    Section “Extensions”
    Option “DAMAGE” “true”
    Option “RENDER” “true”
    Option “Composite” “true”
    EndSection
    As well as

    Code:
    Section "ServerFlags"
    Option “IgnoreABI” “on”
    Option “AIGLX” “true”
    EndSection
    And then run

    Code:
    aticonfig --initial
    then

    Code:
    fusion-icon
    And you should be sweet. If it works let me know.

    If you get troubles with fusion-icon, try running with the following command

    Code:
    LIBGL_ALWAYS_INDIRECT=1 compiz –no-libgl-fallback –replace ccp &
    EDIT:

    Or if you would like to make your own lzm

    First grab the latest version of the ati drivers

    Code:
    wget http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/ati-driver-installer-8.42.3-x86.x86_64.run
    Next build the packages

    Code:
    chmod 777 ati-driver-installer-8.42.3-x86.x86_64.run
    ./ati-driver-installer-8.42.3-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Slackware/All
    This should create two packages.

    Create a temp dir then move and extract the two packages to that dir.

    Code:
    mkdir temp
    cd temp
    tar xvf fglrx-x710-8.471-x86-1.tgz
    tar xvf fglrx-module-8.471-x86-1_kernel_*.tgz
    Now I have had some troubles using dir2lzm so I fist pack up as a tgz so

    Code:
    makepkg ati.tgz
    Then create your lzm from the tgz package.

    Code:
    tgz2lzm ati.tgz ati.lzm
    And you are done.

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    Good stuff, should help quite a few people. Reccommend a move to Tuts Section



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    thanks for this! slight problem though.

    your compiz link 0.7.2 link is down.

    I've just installed BT3 fresh to HDD so im going to try and get compiz working.

    so should we only download the 2 links in post #3 and forget about the rapidshare link in post #1?

    thanks

    Also, I have an ATI Xpress 1150 so I will post the results when I get time to try it.

    EDIT: also does the /opt/cubez.lzm still need to be extracted?

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    Compiz link is working fine for me ??

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    sucess!!!

    however: this is what I get when I access the link

    Code:
    This file is currently set to private. This error has been forwarded to MediaFire's development team.
    
    When a file is set to private by its owner only the owner of the file can access it. If you are the owner of the file please log into your account to access this file.
    However, I have had sucess with compiz on my XPress 1150.

    This what I done:

    1) Downloaded the latest ATI drivers from ati.com (even though the 1150 isnt listed in the integreated/motherboard section, I just downloaded the 1250 drivers)

    2) chmod'd the ATI .run file and executed > completed GUI installation of drivers.

    3) I then added the config changes to xorg.conf which you kindly provided - except I had to leave the (Driver “ati”) otherwise aticonfig wouldnt run

    4) Ran "aticonfig --initial"

    5) for some reason after extracting your compiz lzm, there was no "fusion-icon" binary. Instead I extracted cubez.lzm (from the BT3 DVD ISO)

    5) executed fusion-icon

    sucess!!!
    I can spin the cube, but I still have alot of experimenting/research to do as I've lost my window title bars (I think a certain theme must be set to get them back)

    there seems to be alot of cool plugins but I need to do a bit more reading

    thanks again for your help Dr Green!

    EDIT: also, installing the ATI drivers stopped the black-screen temporary "hang" after issuing "startx" as it did from default installation.

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