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
  •  


Cisco SG110 24 Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch w/ 2 x SFP SG110-24 picture

Cisco SG110 24 Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch w/ 2 x SFP SG110-24

$117.00



GENUINE CISCO 25G Base Active Optical SFP cable 3M SFP-25G-AOC3M NEW SHIPS FREE picture

GENUINE CISCO 25G Base Active Optical SFP cable 3M SFP-25G-AOC3M NEW SHIPS FREE

$65.99



Mellanox 10/25GbE SFP28 Network Card MCX512A-ACAT ConnectX-5 EN Ethernet Adapter picture

Mellanox 10/25GbE SFP28 Network Card MCX512A-ACAT ConnectX-5 EN Ethernet Adapter

$284.00



57-1000333-01 Brocade XBR-000212 32G Multi-mode SFP picture

57-1000333-01 Brocade XBR-000212 32G Multi-mode SFP

$29.00



F5 Networks 10GB OPT-0016-00 F5-UPG-SFP+-R 10GBASE/SR SFP Transceiver picture

F5 Networks 10GB OPT-0016-00 F5-UPG-SFP+-R 10GBASE/SR SFP Transceiver

$4.00



Genuine Cisco SFP-10G-SR V03 10GBASE-SR SFP+ Transceiver Module 10-2415-03  picture

Genuine Cisco SFP-10G-SR V03 10GBASE-SR SFP+ Transceiver Module 10-2415-03

$8.00



NEW Sealed Cisco SFP-10G-LR 10GBASE-LR SFP+ 1310nm 10km *US Shipping* picture

NEW Sealed Cisco SFP-10G-LR 10GBASE-LR SFP+ 1310nm 10km *US Shipping*

$18.00



Mellanox Original MFM1T02A-SR 10GbE 10GBASE-SR SFP+ Transceiver picture

Mellanox Original MFM1T02A-SR 10GbE 10GBASE-SR SFP+ Transceiver

$9.00



Cisco 10G SFP+ Module SFP-10G-SR 10-2415-03 (Lot of 5) picture

Cisco 10G SFP+ Module SFP-10G-SR 10-2415-03 (Lot of 5)

$24.99



10 PCS Cisco GLC-LH-SMD 10-2625-01 1310nm SFP Transceiver Module picture

10 PCS Cisco GLC-LH-SMD 10-2625-01 1310nm SFP Transceiver Module

$85.00