dimanche 19 novembre 2006

How To Setup AIGLX with Debian Testing Official

Hi !
I'm back with a new howto.
since few days, you can found compiz into debian etch official mirror.
I will explain you how to install it.

1. Uninstall older package (if you use my old howto (alien & cie)).
su
dpkg -r compiz
dpkg -r xgl

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade (dist-upgrade)
configure your Xorg 7.1
install nvidia driver (the lastest 9629).
apt-get install compiz-core compiz-gnome compiz-gtk compiz-plugins

You're ready !

Configuring /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Add this section

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection

Modify Device Section and Add :

Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "True"
Option "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" "true"

Modify Screen Section and add :

Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"


open :
Desktop -> Preference -> Sessions
Startup Program
Add : compiz --replace --fast-filter

/etc/init.d/gdm restart

4 commentaires:

  1. Well, I tried to follow the instructions, but when launching compiz I see the following message:

    /usr/bin/compiz.real: GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap is missing
    /usr/bin/compiz.real: Failed to manage screen: 0
    /usr/bin/compiz.real: No manageable screens found on display :0

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  2. sonique's blog: How To Install XGL on Debian Etch (Testing) [Maybe on Ubuntu] by sonique

    hi sonique.

    first of all, I am a novice on linux. i just started working on linux debian etch 2 month ago. i have a compaq presario r3000 pentium 4 laptop. i have follow almost all your steps on your website to where you have a section to download the xgl and compiz files but when i install manually it gives me an error where it says that some files are needed and i don't know what to do. in addition, i have download your xgl and compiz script and i don't know how to make it run. i used the console (Kconsole) and it opens as a document. i don't understan. my only wish is to understand linux, and i don't want to give up. please help me.

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  3. Hello Sonique,

    thank you for providing howtos. I appreciate that. You described how to do aiglx in debian testing with the nvidea-driver. Do you know something about ati too? If it works? When I wanted to install compiz to my debian testing distribution, apt suggested to install nvidea-glx. I did not know how to react on that. Does that mean that aiglx is only possible with nvidea and not with ati?

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  4. Bonjour,
    Premierement je voudrai te remercier pour tes excellents HowTo ! ca fait plaisir !

    Secundo, une ptite question qui me turlupine, sait tu pourquoi il n'y a pas (encore?) de compiz-manager dans le repository de Etch alors qu'il y a tout le reste ? et puisqu'il n'y a pas de manager, comment faire pour changer les raccourci clavier de compiz ?


    merci !


    --
    T1B0

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