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)).
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"

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

  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.

  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?

  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 !