Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Sep 2007 14:34 UTC, submitted by luna6
X11, Window Managers "For the next round of Linux Releases (Ubuntu Gutsy, Fedora 8, OpenSuse 10.3, Mandriva 2008, etc.) Compiz Fusion should be installed by default in those releases and with the release date looming not far ahead the time is ripe to give you a preview of what to expect from the latest Compiz Fusion."
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drossier
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2007-09-11

Compiz Fusion is definitively a great project. However, I hope that Ubuntu Gutsy will provide a strong support of nvidia drivers (and other video cards). At the moment, it is still the nightmare trying to use compiz-fusion on a nvidia board (white screen, xserver crashes, bad integration of nvidia drivers with into the restricted drivers, etc.). So keep in mind that having a nice graphical framework is great, but the underlying video management using OpenGL must be effective as well.

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Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Im using Ubuntu+Nvidia, no problems at all here.

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FooBarWidget Member since:
2005-11-11

I'm using Ubuntu+Nvidia as well. Never got it working despite following every guide I could found.

My other box has Ubuntu+Nvidia as well, but a different video card. And that one worked out of the box, though very slow.
I guess there are still issues in the Nvidia drivers.

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drossier Member since:
2007-09-11

Which version of Ubuntu are you using?
From the Tribe 5, a lot of people seem to have problems to use nvidia with the new OpenGL framework (nvidia-glx-new). Personally, I get a white screen.
I know that Tribe 5 is not a stable one, but this problem of white screen already appear for quite a long time.
Do you have a clear installation procedure - or a reliable URL - to have compiz-fusion working on last beta releases of Ubuntu?
TIA

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xsun Member since:
2006-12-11

This has nothing to do with Ubuntu. They already using proprietary Nvidia and ATI device drivers by default, and this doesn't seems to be all correct too IMO.But the point is, the problem with nvidia adapters is about they call 'legacy drivers' which doesn't support composite features. Nvidia and many other manufacturers force the customer to buy brand new cards shutting down the support on 'old' devices. I as a GNU user and a free software enthusiast don't agree with this, for me Intel video adapters look very interesting since they are cheap and have GPL licensed device drivers. I believe this is reasonable for everyone who share from this ideas.

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