Compiz-fusion, ATI Radeon 9100 and Debian

Repository:
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I use debian testing (lenny), compiz unstable repo. You need compiz-gnome (or compiz-kde). You might need compiz-manager if you want to make compiz your default window manager.

Related settings in xorg.conf:

Section "Device"
        Identifier      "ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R200 QM [Radeon 9100]"
        Driver          "ati"
        BusID           "PCI:1:0:0"
        Option          "EnablePageFlip"  # may disable this.
        Option          "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps"
EndSection

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

Section "DRI"
        group   "video"
        mode    0660
EndSection

Ctrl-alt-backspace to restart X. Execute fusion-icon, switch to compiz. If it works, you may make it the default window manager:

  1. gconf-editor: /desktop/gnome/applications/window_manager/default , modify value to: /usr/bin/compiz-manager
  2. sudo vim /usr/bin/gnome-wm, near the end of the file, modify:
        openbox)
          OPT1=--sm-client-id
          OPT2=$SMID
          CURRENT=openbox
          ;;
        *)
          OPT1=--sm-client-id
          OPT2=$SMID
          ;;
      esac
    fi
  3. Modify /usr/bin/compiz-manager, change COMPIZ_NAME from “compiz” to “compiz.real”

One thought on “Compiz-fusion, ATI Radeon 9100 and Debian

  1. gnome-wm is updated so we can simply set default window manager to compiz now. No further modification to gnome-wm is required.

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