Xgl and Compiz on KDE

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I finally managed to get Xgl and Compiz running on my pc; everythig is smooth and very stable so far, although I miss some small feature because I have to use gnome-window-decorator.

Suse 10 on Athlon 64 3500+
Nvidia Geforce 6600 GT
KDE 3.5.1
Xorg 6.8.2

kkrizka

14 years ago

How stable would you say that your desktop is running with the experimental XGL and compiz?

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netfranz

14 years ago

It's rock solid... after I removed a couple of kde applets like kpager2 and mtaskbar all worked smooth, not like kompmgr which was unstable and hungry on memory

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BCMM

14 years ago

I'll second that. I haven't run XGL on my main install yet, but XGL on the Kororaa liveCD was so much faster and more stable than xcompmgr/kompmgr on anything I've tried it on.

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profoX

14 years ago

Haven't tried Xcompmgr, but I have tried the Kororaa live CD on both an ATI and an Nvidia system.

ATI system: always locks up at a given moment, sometimes when GDM starts, sometimes a few minutes after I work with it, when it DOES work, it works BEAUTIFULLY though. (ATI Mobility Radeon X700 - fglrx)

Nvidia system: Works smooth but does weird things sometimes and on my card (Geforce 3 ti 200) Direct Rendering seems to be disabled, although XGL itself is accelerated... I haven't tried alot, but I think I can't play OpenGL games with direct rendering, I should try it sometime, but it's pretty hard on the Kororaa live cd

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neokin

14 years ago

I've been trying to get my gentoo box to do that for a while now but I keep getting an error about a bad connection to :93, but I digress It came out very nice, have you played with anything other than just wobbly windows yet?

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netfranz

14 years ago

I currently use all of the basic plugins: wobbly fade scale rotate etc with no problem

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Belfegor

14 years ago

It's simple the way you get it working?

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netfranz

14 years ago

It's not so difficult... I simply followed the OpenSuse tutorial, the onlyu differences are the use of an older compiz package (since 0.0.6 has dependency problems on suse 10) and a custom shell script to launch compiz and gnome decorator at kde startup

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