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  • Fglrx not working with Xgl?

    Hi everyone,
    i finally got the fglrx driver working with the latest release!

    $ fglrxinfo
    display: :0.0 screen: 0
    OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
    OpenGL renderer string: Radeon X300/X550/X1050 Series
    OpenGL version string: 2.0.6458 (8.36.5)

    I wanted to use compiz on my machine (i have Debian/etch), and googling around i found out the best solution with fglrx is to use Xgl + compiz.

    So i tried installing Xgl using this How to:
    http://sonique54.free.fr/xgl/xgl.htm

    Xgl and compiz got installed withouth any problem, when i restart gdm the x server goes up BUT
    if i try again fglrxinfo i get back to MESA stuff, and there's no 3d acceleration.

    In my Xorg logs there are no Error or Warnings about it.
    I tried installing Xgl with apt-get and i have the same problem.

    If i link back my X server to Xorg fglrx is recognized again!!
    What should i do? Compiz obviously won't work if under Xgl i have no 3d acceleration

    Any help would be appreciated
    Thanks

  • #2
    Xgl, while relying on Direct Rendering from the primary Xorg server, does not provide direct rendering to it's own clients. This is not a problem for either beryl or compiz, but will be an issue for most other GL applications.

    Adam

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    • #3
      Originally posted by adamk View Post
      Xgl, while relying on Direct Rendering from the primary Xorg server, does not provide direct rendering to it's own clients. This is not a problem for either beryl or compiz, but will be an issue for most other GL applications.

      Adam
      It is a problem for compiz. It doesn't startup properly, and all the borders and the panels disapper.

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      • #4
        If compiz isn't working properly, it's not due to the fact that Xgl doesn't provide direct rendering. There is another problem somewhere..

        After to launch compiz, are you also starting a window decorator?

        Adam

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        • #5
          Originally posted by adamk View Post
          After to launch compiz, are you also starting a window decorator?
          Adam
          No. What is a window decorator?
          Where do i get one for debian/etch?

          Thanks

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          • #6
            You'll want to install emerald. There's probably a package that can be installed with 'sudo apt-get install emerald'.

            Adam

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