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XGL On Mandriva Linux!

Monday, August 21, 2006

"Mandriva 2007 will have support for 3D desktops effects through XGL/AIGLX. The choice will be made automatically according to your graphical card driver possibilities.
If you want to test this with Cooker, here is what you need to do :
  • Install the needed packages ( compiz, , x11-server-xgl, mesa-demos ) :
    urpmi compiz x11-server-xgl mesa-demos
    A metapackage exist which will install all the needed packages : task-3ddesktop
  • Activate the Composite extension in Xorg. You can do this with drakx11 ( cf "Options" section ) or by editing manually /etc/X11/xorg.conf and by adding the following section :
    Section "Extensions"
    Option "Composite"
    EndSection
  • Restart X and just login. XGL or AIGLX will be activate automatically if your setup can handle them.
You can disable Compiz or XGL separately by editing /etc/sysconfig/compiz and /etc/sysconfig/xgl.

Note : To disable AIGLX, you just need to disable compiz by editing /etc/sysconfig/compiz.
Note 2 : To configure Compiz plugins you can install the package gset-compiz. The packages compiz-quinnstorm and cgwd are also available for people living on the bleeding edge.

Please note that many bugs still exist with Compiz/AIGLX/XGL, you can track some of them with the bug #24556 for AIGLX/compiz."

-Linux-Wizard.net | View Source

Note from the Nerd: This set of instructions is from Linux-Wizard.net and all credit goes to them!

posted by linnerd40, Monday, August 21, 2006


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