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Old 11th November 2007, 08:59 PM
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fglrx and compiz-fusion

Can somebody please tell me why compiz fusion don't work when I installed fglrx???
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Old 11th November 2007, 09:17 PM
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It depends on the kernel you have and the ATI driver you are using.
Post the follow output from these commnads

uname -r

If using 8.42.3 there are problems under the 2.6.23 kernel tree. AMD/ATI is working on the driver to improve on the next release. The projection is later this month. But there is only so many hours in a day so it will take time. The kernel made some changes which require rewrite of the drivers.

The only way to get say compiz-fusion to work is using kernel 2.6.22 and the ATI driver of 8.40.4. This is what I have going to support DRI and 3D. I do have the 8.40.4 working on kernel but requires patching and rebuilding of the x11-ati-drv-8.40.4 rpm to make it work. No changes require under 2.6.22 kernel tree.

Several post discuss this subject so I would check them out as well.

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