I am having problems configuring Compiz Fusion on my Dell D600. I have
installed compiz and attempted to install the ATI driver, but it seems
to have issues with my laptop’s graphics card chipset. I have tried
using the Open-Source driver (R250 or something), but this does not work
either. When I use the open source driver with 3d acceleration enabled,
compiz claims it is running, but does nothing.
seems to be an XGL problem because my chipset is listed as poorly
Is there anything I can do, I would really like to run compiz on my
I tried the how to on Novels website. I have used the one click
installed the ATI driver from the oneclick install and manually, it
doesn’t seem to work. According to ATI’s website,
seems they dropped support for my chipset. The oldest card there is a
MRadeon 9600. And the OpenSuse XGL site lists my hardware as
Hardware with known glitches or incompatibilities:
o Mobility Radeon M6 LY (7000), Mobility Radeon M9 (9000) and Mobility Radeon M9+ (9200)
Drawing artifacts and occasional flickering.
o Radeon 9200
No hardware acceleration using fglrx 8.22.5 driver
o Radeon XPRESS 200M 5955 (PCIE), Driver: “fglrx_pci”, XGL works but the 2D/3D files will not work propely(2D/3D games,full screen videos, etc.)
o Some older Radeon chipsets have been shown to work with very reduced performance with the open source drivers on SLED10
Works, but effects are overall very slow.
o i815, i845
Too old, Xgl works, but compiz will not work. Maybe a compatibility layer will be added later.
I also tried installing the latest version of XGL, this didn’t seem to
help and actually caused my display to freeze. So I reconfigured,
disabled XGL and am now using the open source RV250 Lf open source
driver, but this doesn’t seem to work.
I attempted to install the ATI driver via onelcick and from zypper.
Both failed and have been completely removed. Compiz was also installed
from Oneclick and XGL was updated but when enabled causes the screen to
stop updating, unless i switched between init levels.
I suspect that compiz is going to cause issues, especially running the
full blown compiz from the XGL repo.
The repo I gave you earlier will update the Xorg packages and may
improve performance of your chipset.
Personally, I use kde4 unstable beta 4.2 and just have the kwin window
manager with the kde4 desktop effects. It’s not quite like the ‘bells
and whistles’ of compiz true, but it performs brilliantly on my 2