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Re: FC5 and compiz

On Fri, 27 Oct 2006 15:21:10 -0400
Ric Moore <wayward4now gmail com> took out a #2 pencil and

> On Fri, 2006-10-27 at 10:39 -0700, Lonni J Friedman wrote:
> > On 10/27/06, ethericalzen gmail com <ethericalzen gmail com>
> > wrote:
> > > On Fri, 27 Oct 2006 12:57:58 -0400
> > > Ric Moore <wayward4now gmail com> took out a #2 pencil and
> > > scribbled:
> > >
> > > > Guys and Gals, I'm getting to information overload here and
> > > > my brain hurts. Is there one definitive site with a
> > > > step-by-step to install FC5 compiz for my GeForce FX 5200?
> > > > So far I have the 1.0-8774 driver version, 128 MB of video
> > > > memory and it sez Bus Type AGP 8X
> > >
> > > Just out of curiosity. Are you trying to get AIGLX working
> > > along with compiz? That will not work without the 9626 nvidia
> > > driver. the 8xxx series doesn't have the GLX component to do
> > > the 3d stuff from AIGLX. If you're just installing compiz,
> > > well..yeah there's that then.
> > 
> > See:
> > http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=77030
> Lonnie, been there.. first it starts off with assumptions that I
> have already done so and so and I'm not sure that I have. A step
> by step is really better, for idiots and dear ole Mum. <grins> My
> fear is that I'll do something half-baked and wind up with a
> locked machine or something equally dreadful. 
> I have dnloaded the 9626 nvidea driver from nVidia. But with all
> of the caveats in the past against doing so, should I instead try
> livna and yum? I don't want to grab packages willy-nilly and jam
> them in with a shoehorn and curses. I have to live with this
> machine and I'd hate to be deprived of my one addiction. (OK,
> make it second addiction) I want the result of this major upgrade
> to be forever yum upgradable and "approved" meaning I can get
> some form of relief should it blowup anyway. And! ...shown how to
> do eet stepper by stepper, just like a harddrive thinks. Thanks
> for all the work over there at nVidia Lonnie!!! But, James made
> some very basic assumptions that this user would be where he is,
> technologically speaking, and that ain't the case. Ric

Step by step what I did. Be mindful of line breaks.

I downloaded the following rpms from livna.


Armed with these two rpms I went ahead and installed. After which I
did the following:

cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf-bak
emacs /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Option      "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
Option      "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"

to the "Device" section of your file.

Section "Module"
        Load  "extmod"
        Load  "glx"
to the file. I placed the above section before the section
"InputDevice" But 

Section "Extensions"
        Option      "Composite"

To the bottom of xorg.conf. If something breaks, you can telinit 3
and or boot to run level 3 and just copy xorg.conf-bak over
xorg.conf and your machine will work properly once again. I believe
the install of the nvidia driver edits your xorg.conf file anyway
to use the nvidia driver. So I suggest you make sure that you log
out and back in to ensure the nvidia module is working before your
start editing things and making back ups.


Alex White
ethericalzen gmail com
Life is a prison, death is a release

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