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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Any information you may see on 8.42 this time is from Phoronix. However, the bulk of the information you will find right now was exposed by some idiot that illegally accessed it at Phoronix. On the driver launch day you will find a full review and other information at Phoronix.com.
    That's like walking naked in public and telling people it is illegal for them to look.

    (Although he was an idiot to digg it, he should've just informed you that anyone can see )
    Last edited by Morlyn; 10-22-2007 at 02:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morlyn View Post
    That's like walking naked in public and telling people it is illegal for them to look.
    I am saying the information got out there but we at Phoronix hadn't leaked it or even accidentally posted the content. A user "illegally" got it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    I am saying the information got out there but we at Phoronix hadn't leaked it or even accidentally posted the content. A user "illegally" got it.
    Oh. I thought it was posted, just not on the main page. My bad.

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    Default Driver works with the compiz version 0.5.2 currently shipped with Debian

    Getting back on topic, maybe the following helps some people to get around the pitfalls when running compiz.

    Apparently, the Debian lenny/testing version of compiz (currently 0.5.2) ships without activation of the plugins required for all the compiz whiz-bang (see bug report http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=440095).

    Therefore, it is necessary to activate the plugings manually, e.g. using gconf (gconf-editor). To do so follow these instructions:
    http://bgoglin.livejournal.com/11253.html, be sure to get the order of the plugins right.

    After that, start compiz from the command line using the usual

    Code:
    compiz --replace
    That should do it. It worked for me using a Radeon 350(Radeon 9800 Pro) and the 8.42.3 fglrx driver. Activating the plugins got rid of the problem of missing window decorations after starting compiz and the error messages
    Code:
    GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap is not available with direct rendering.
    and
    Code:
    compiz.real (core) - Fatal: GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap is missing
    Make sure you have compiz-kde or compiz-gnome installed, they do the actual decorating of the windows.


    I found a good explanation on how to use the compiz features at http://www.clip.dia.fi.upm.es/~cocho...dex.php/Compiz .

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    wow ritcheas , ....thanks for that solution

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