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  • Compiz blur with fglrx

    Hi,

    When using the blur plugin in compiz on ubuntu intrepid, the window borders that should be blurred simply turn dark grey. I'm told this is because of the fglrx driver missing something.
    Is there any chance that fglrx will pickup support for this, or is there a known workaround?

  • #2
    Hi,

    I have noticed this too.

    I've been searching for an answer on this question for a long time.

    Here, it doesn't work on the open source (radeon) driver either.

    I think that blurred window borders still are not possible with ATI AMD cards.

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    • #3
      Maybe it's just Compiz? A lot of people like to blame everyone else's code except theirs, which makes it really hard to troubleshoot for endusers. The blur effect does nothing on my HD3850 (fglrx) or on a 9800pro (radeon) I have on a spare machine.

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      • #4
        fglrx doesnt support it

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Melcar View Post
          Maybe it's just Compiz? A lot of people like to blame everyone else's code except theirs, which makes it really hard to troubleshoot for endusers. The blur effect does nothing on my HD3850 (fglrx) or on a 9800pro (radeon) I have on a spare machine.
          (Bumping this because it still doesn't work)
          The Compiz blur effect requires OpenGL 2.0 to work which is not available in radeon, but it should work in fglrx. It actually worked once, but it has been broken for nearly two years now.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by NeoBrain View Post
            (Bumping this because it still doesn't work)
            The Compiz blur effect requires OpenGL 2.0 to work which is not available in radeon, but it should work in fglrx. It actually worked once, but it has been broken for nearly two years now.
            I can confirm this. The Compiz devs changed something and broke the blur plugin around Ubuntu 7.10/8.04. It's been broken ever since.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by BlackStar View Post
              I can confirm this. The Compiz devs changed something and broke the blur plugin around Ubuntu 7.10/8.04. It's been broken ever since.
              This was not change in compiz that caused this problem, but a change in fglrx. I don't remember what version of fglrx this breakage happened with, but in one release it worked fine, and in the next it didn't, without any upgrades to compiz at all.

              Adam

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              • #8
                Originally posted by adamk View Post
                This was not change in compiz that caused this problem, but a change in fglrx. I don't remember what version of fglrx this breakage happened with, but in one release it worked fine, and in the next it didn't, without any upgrades to compiz at all.

                Adam
                Could be - I observed the breakage soon after a dist-upgrade, so I don't know if it was caused by a driver or a new compiz version.

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                • #9
                  /bump

                  Some people said the blur plugin got fixed in fglrx 9.11. Anyone confirming? For me it doesn't work at all, maybe it needs some special settings to work.

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                  • #10
                    Confirm. Blur works with 9.11 driver.

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                    • #11
                      It does NOT work on 9.11. Anyone claiming otherwise, provide evidence.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by unimatrix View Post
                        It does NOT work on 9.11. Anyone claiming otherwise, provide evidence.
                        I was about to boot my ati workstation to capture a screenshot but then thought what the hell. Too bad it doesn't work for you, check that the driver is installed correctly and post a bug report to http://ati.cchtml.com/

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by BlackStar View Post
                          I was about to boot my ati workstation to capture a screenshot but then thought what the hell. Too bad it doesn't work for you, check that the driver is installed correctly and post a bug report to http://ati.cchtml.com/
                          How can the driver not be installed correctly? It's not like I unpacked it and went copying files manually.
                          I did it by:
                          Code:
                          ./ati-driver-installer-9-11-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/karmic
                          sudo dpkg -i *.deb
                          There weren't any problems (DKMS did its job), and packages have the apropriate version (8.671), so what else could possibly be wrong?

                          As for reporting bugs, is it really worth it? Do they even look at the reports?

                          PS:
                          I also have the xserver-no-backfill patch. Could that be the problem? I had to use it because of this bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...er/+bug/351186
                          Last edited by unimatrix; 12-13-2009, 07:38 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by unimatrix View Post
                            How can the driver not be installed correctly? It's not like I unpacked it and went copying files manually.
                            I did it by:
                            Code:
                            ./ati-driver-installer-9-11-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/karmic
                            sudo dpkg *.deb
                            There weren't any problems (DKMS did its job), and packages have the apropriate version (8.671), so what else could possibly be wrong?
                            No clue, every system is different. It might be that there is some driver file left-over from some earlier version which pollutes your installation. It might be that there is a driver bug that affects your specific hardware.

                            One thing that might help is to install the ubuntu-provided driver (via the "hardware drivers") and then *remove* via the same applet. It is said that this will ensure your system is clean for the new driver.

                            As for reporting bugs, is it really worth it? Do they even look at the reports?
                            Yes, they do. Depending on the bug report, you may get surprisingly quick responces from driver developers. Or not, if the bug is not deemed as high priority.

                            Still, there is a bug report on compiz blur, so adding your hardware details is probably worth it.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by unimatrix View Post
                              It does NOT work on 9.11. Anyone claiming otherwise, provide evidence.
                              http://adam.npark.com/blur.jpg

                              It most certainly DOES work on 9.11.

                              Adam

                              EDIT: Fix URL.

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