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Compiz Fusion and ATI

Well, don’t get to excited first off. I have finally gotten my Radeon 9700 (which reports as a 9550, something tells me I got ripped off) to work with AIGLX using the Radeon drivers (the open source drivers, not the FGLRX binary drivers). I have pieced together howtos from any place imaginable. However…Compiz starts, but doesn’t draw any frames or borders on windows, and I haven’t messed with any effects because this has annoyed me. It has something to do with an outdated CCP plugin. I have tried all of the –replace this and that, and it still doesn’t work.

But anyways, here are the settings you want to add to your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file.

Make sure you have the following options under your Section “Module”:

Load "dri"
Load "dbe"
Load "glx"

Make sure you have the following options under your Section “Device”:

driver "radeon"
option "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps"
option "AGPMode" "4"  #if you have 8, you can try it
option "AGPFastWrite" "true" #enable in bios as well
option "DisableGLXRootClipping" "true"
option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
option "EnablePageFlip" "true"

Make sure you have the following options under your Section “ServerLayout”:

option "AIGLX" "true"

If you don’t have a Section “DRI”, add it and make sure it looks like this:

Section "DRI"
     Mode 0666
EndSection

Add the following if you don’t have a Section “Extensions”:

Section "Extensions"
     option "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection

If you have an idea on how to fix the CCP plugin issue with Compiz, I would greatly appreciate it. As for installing Compiz, I followed https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompositeManager/CompizFusion.

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