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    - USB Boots

    - When using Nvidia Compiz parameter title bars will (may) not appear by default
    Workaround:
    Code:
    nvidia-xconfig --add-argb-glx-visuals
    nvidia-xconfig -d 24
    Ctrl + Alt + Backspace
    - Nvidia Drivers needed for compiz!
    Put it in your BT3/optional dir on the USB stick. Next you need to adapt your syslinux.config file on the /boot dir of your USB stick. Just change the NVIDIA option so the load=nvidia,cubez


    -IPW3945 throws error msg:
    "/bin/sh: ./unload: No such file or directory
    /bin/sh: ./load: No such file or directory
    ERROR: Module ipwraw does not exist in /proc/modules"
    Muts has commented this is not a problem just error messages not being sent to /dev/null

    Fix:
    -Drivers:
    Iwlwifi-1.0.0
    Code:
    #Load
    cd /usr/src/drivers/iwlwifi-1.0.0/
    ./load
    #Unload
    cd /usr/src/drivers/iwlwifi-1.0.0/
    ./unload
    IPWRAW
    Code:
    #Load
    modprobe ipwraw
    #Unload
    rmmod ipwraw
    - Internal Bluetooth and external USB Bluetooth both work.
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    What have you done to boot from USB?
    I get a blackscreen after selecting the bootoptions...

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    Thanks for the load=nvidia,compiz tip. I can now load BT3 using compiz (Nvidia)

    I am having the familiar problem with the missing title bars

    Where do you put the code pasted below? Thanks

    Code:
    nvidia-xconfig --add-argb-glx-visuals
    nvidia-xconfig -d 24
    Ctrl + Alt + Backspace

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    Open a konsole and type it in one line at a time. Then you will be asked for username / password (root / toor) finally type startx and your finished.
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    I tried that earlier but BASH says no files were found. I saw another post saying that you need to install nvidia drivers. Is this the case even though I am selecting compiz (with nvidia) from the lilo menu? Thanks again Prarie

    [EDIT]I did get the nVidia drivers and was able to install and run those commands. Others may find it hard to do anything in the X shell as it is impossible to type in a konsole. I just did the ctrl alt backspace to log out and install the driver off my usb and ran those 2 xconfig commands in text mode. Once done, i did the startx and was able to load compiz. It is pretty cool, and beats the Vista Aero interface. Thanks again.

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