Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: How do I enable Compiz?

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    1

    How do I enable Compiz?

    Hi.

    I have a Toshiba Satellite A110 laptop with an ATI RADEON® XPRESS 200M Graphic chipset (full specs can be seen here:- 209.167.114.38/support/TechSupport/productcontents/satellite/PSAAKC-VA104C.htm) and I like to boot into KNOPPIX from a USB stick prepared with Linux Live USB Creator. This worked beaurifully with KNOPPIX v6.2, but when I replaced that with the new v6.4.3 I ran into a slight problem with Compiz not being enabled.

    Under 6.2 all the usual bells and whistles and pretty effects were present - but under 6.4.3 absolutely nothing. I have a menu option to "(Re-) start 3D destop compiz " but none of the effects work. No cube, no wobbly windows - nothing.

    Is there something I need to do to "enable" the compositor, or some config file I need to check/edit?


    Barrie

  2. #2
    Senior Member registered user
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Columbia, Maryland USA
    Posts
    1,631
    Barrie...

    I'm no expert, but I found this by googling.
    Hope it helps.
    Mine just works.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=701808

  3. #3
    Senior Member registered user
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Columbia, Maryland USA
    Posts
    1,631
    I also note that there is an upgrade in Synaptic to xserver-xorg-video-ati.
    That might be worth a try.

  4. #4
    Senior Member registered user
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Columbia, Maryland USA
    Posts
    1,631
    An earlier Google reference to On-Disk.com cached on Google reads as follows:

    Knoppix 6.4.3 Live DVD
    Jan 13, 2011 ... Like previous versions, Knoppix 6.4.3 incorperates newer ...
    the integrated ATI radeon graphics adapter does not work with the accelerated ...
    on-disk.com/product_info.php/products_id/1301 - Cached

    This On-Disk site was updated Jan 23.

    Perhaps some 6.4.3 DVD isos are (or were ) corrupted.

  5. #5
    Senior Member registered user
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Columbia, Maryland USA
    Posts
    1,631
    Also, from Klaus, himself:

    In some notebook of series "Toshiba Satellite", the integrated ATI radeon graphics adapter does not work with the accelerated "kernel mode settings". Workaround: Boot with options knoppix nomodeset nocomposite

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    5
    I just found out that Compiz removes the Firefox window to gray when frozen. Clean!

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    5
    How do I enable Compiz?

    I just found out that Compiz removes the Firefox window to gray when frozen. Clean!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Dell Optiplex 5080 17-10700 2.9GHz intel vPro 1TB SATA 8 Core 16GB RAM-DVD-NEW picture

Dell Optiplex 5080 17-10700 2.9GHz intel vPro 1TB SATA 8 Core 16GB RAM-DVD-NEW

$580.00



Dell 9010 All In One Computer Intel Core I5 8GB 500GB Windows 10 WiFi 23

Dell 9010 All In One Computer Intel Core I5 8GB 500GB Windows 10 WiFi 23" Wide

$199.00



Dell i7-6700 Desktop Computer PC up to 32GB RAM, 4TB SSD, Windows 11 or 10, WiFi picture

Dell i7-6700 Desktop Computer PC up to 32GB RAM, 4TB SSD, Windows 11 or 10, WiFi

$483.42



Dell i5-6500 Desktop Computer PC up to 16GB RAM 4TB SSD, Windows 10 Pro, WiFi BT picture

Dell i5-6500 Desktop Computer PC up to 16GB RAM 4TB SSD, Windows 10 Pro, WiFi BT

$245.16



Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14" FHD Laptop Intel Core i5-1135G7 8GB RAM 512GB SSD

$369.99



Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14" FHD Laptop Intel Core i7-1165G7 8GB RAM 512GB SSD

$439.99



Lenovo Tiny Desktop PC Intel Core i5 7th Gen 16GB 1TB SSD/HD Windows 10 Pro WiFi picture

Lenovo Tiny Desktop PC Intel Core i5 7th Gen 16GB 1TB SSD/HD Windows 10 Pro WiFi

$320.99



HP EliteDesk 800 G2 (Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz 8GB) Mini PC Desktop picture

HP EliteDesk 800 G2 (Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz 8GB) Mini PC Desktop

$74.99



Lenovo i5-7400T Mini Computer PC up to 32GB RAM, 2TB SSD, Windows 11 or 10, WiFi picture

Lenovo i5-7400T Mini Computer PC up to 32GB RAM, 2TB SSD, Windows 11 or 10, WiFi

$284.12



Lenovo IdeaCentre 3i Desktop, i5-12400, 8GB, 256GB, Win 11 Home picture

Lenovo IdeaCentre 3i Desktop, i5-12400, 8GB, 256GB, Win 11 Home

$479.99