FreeBSD 7-STABLE +Gnome +Compiz-Fusion?
sonic2000gr at gmail.com
Sun Aug 17 22:17:31 UTC 2008
Stacey Roberts wrote:
> I'm trying to get Compiz-Fusion + Gnome to work on my newly (completed
> installation + initial upgrades last night) installed IBM T43p notebook,
> but I'm not sure that I'm doing this right..,
> Basically, I've: -
> 1] Installed OS
> 2] Upgraded OS to latest Stable as of (early AM) Aug 17th 2008
> 3] Upgraded install-time ports (portupgrade, cvsup, etc)
> 4] Installed XORG
> 5] Installed compiz-fusion from ports
> 6] installed gnome2 from ports
> 7] Tried following instructions located here:
> I can log into Gnome desktop fine, but running the suggested cmds:
> % compiz --replace --sm-disable --ignore-desktop-hints ccp &
> % emerald --replace &
> as per the article above, doesn't appear to do anything. I mean, what else
> is there that I need to do, besides, please?
> Here's some system info:
> $ uname -a
> FreeBSD <snipped> 7.0-STABLE FreeBSD 7.0-STABLE #0: Sat Aug
> 16 19:49:12 BST 2008
> root@<snipped>:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/IRON i386
> $ pkg_info -a | grep -i compiz-fusion | head -3
> $ pkg_info -a | grep -i gnome2-2 | head -1
> $ pkg_info -a | grep -i xorg-server | head -1
> Graphics card: ATI Technologies Inc M22 [Mobility Radeon X300]
The article deals with nvidia-driver only.
I currently don't have any ATI card, hence I can't find the settings
required in xorg.conf for this to work.
If I get a chance to try ATI, I will update the article.
(I am planning to update it for Intel cards though)
> Any help or pointers appreciated, please.
Well, the best I can say is:
- Verify that 3D is working on this card with the open source driver
(you don't have a choice of drivers anyway)
- Check whether compiz-fusion works in Linux with this particular card
and the open source driver.
- If it does, find a suggested xorg.conf and compare it to yours.
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