I’m new to OpenSUSE, but I have used Mandriva and Ubuntu.
I installed OpenSUSE 11.1 GNOME on my PC, with the GNOME LiveCD.
The PC has 1 GB RAM and an ATI Radeon 9200 PRO graphics card.
I use the opensource ‘ati’ driver with this graphic card which provides full 2d and 3d acceleration.
I want to use Compiz Fusion with OpenSUSE.
Compiz Fusion works fine on Mandriva and Ubuntu.
I enabled Compiz Fusion from the Desktop Effects option in Control Center.
Compiz Fusion worked for a short while, but then my entire desktop froze and I couldn’t Ctrl+Alt+Backspace either, so I have to reboot the computer.
I think this may be because the wrong graphic card driver for my graphic card is selected.
I can’t find an option in YAST to change my graphic card driver.
Please help me.
Thank you for the website links but this isn’t what I want.
On Mandriva and Ubuntu I use the open source ‘ati’ driver with my video card.
OpenGL and Compiz work perfectly on these two distros out of the box with this driver.
I don’t know what driver is currently being used, but the command glxinfo says direct rendering is working.
However, Compiz is not working properly.
I want to know how to change my video card driver.
Please help me.
On Thu, 2009-01-22 at 01:16 +0000, xlr wrote:
> I’m new to OpenSUSE, but I have used Mandriva and Ubuntu.
> I installed OpenSUSE 11.1 GNOME on my PC, with the GNOME LiveCD.
> The PC has 1 GB RAM and an ATI Radeon 9200 PRO graphics card.
> I use the opensource ‘ati’ driver with this graphic card which provides
> full 2d and 3d acceleration.
> I want to use Compiz Fusion with OpenSUSE.
> Compiz Fusion works fine on Mandriva and Ubuntu.
I use Compiz-fusion, using one click install, using KDE 3.5
(and that’s important) under openSUSE 11.1 64bit, without
So… install KDE 3.5, install compiz-fusion (I installed
KDE 3.5 via links in my Software Manager of YaST, and compiz-fusion
latest via one click install from a link I got from the wiki).
Then login via KDE 3 session and go to the Session Manager config
via Personal Settings -> KDE Components and tell it you want
to use compiz as the Window Manager.
I haven’t seen any huge issues… some stuff related to the
Intel xorg drivers (I haven’t tried any Nvidia or ATI based