Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2007 15:10 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The Ubuntu team has released the beta for Ubuntu 7.10, Gutsy Gibbon. Highlights include GNOME 2.20, fancy desktop effects through Compiz Fusion, and more. Kubuntu 7.10 beta has also been released, featuring Dolphin as the default file manager, a restricted drivers manager, and updates and polish across the board.
Thread beginning with comment 274889
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: And it keeps getting better
by jcinacio on Thu 27th Sep 2007 19:21 UTC in reply to "RE: And it keeps getting better"
Member since:

What card do you have? Radeon 7000 - X850 should have compiz, 3d out of the box with the open source drivers. Eg. I have X800 and compiz works fluently and without problems. I also have a laptop with Radeon Mobility with working hibernate and suspend.

The notebook is an aspire 5050 with ATI Radeon Xpress 1100, i guess it's something similar to the X300 for graphics.
Sorry, no compiz at all here (and i did try a lot of different Xorg settings)... don't believe me?

Regarding fglrx, Ubuntu developers can't fix faults of a closed source driver.

Absolutely! i just wish i didn't have to deal with the issues it has. i had no idea fglrx would work so badly on my laptop

Reply Parent Score: 1

adamk Member since:

The Xpress chipsets only recently gained 3D support with the open source drivers, and even that support isn't good enough to run compiz, unfortunately.

Compiz will work with the fglrx drivers, however, if you install xserver-xgl :-) I've been told that installing it will automatically configure it to start with X (which didn't happen previously with Feisty... It requires extra configuration there).


Reply Parent Score: 3

jcinacio Member since:

after installing the xserver-xgl compiz does indeed work... i just have to fix suspend/hibernate now 8-|

Reply Parent Score: 1