Compiz minimums

SteVe Cook yorvik.ubunto at
Thu Nov 1 16:54:24 UTC 2007

Adrienne J Davis wrote:
> I would really  like to use Compiz and KDE. I suspect, however, that I 
> won't be able to not and have it useable. But I'm not sure. I have 
> installed it a few times now, and it works but it is painfully slow for 
> the most part which makes it unusable.
> I know what the Compiz developers say are minimum to run Compiz but I'm 
> curious as to what people have found is minimal to be useable.
> Here's the relevant parts of my system:
> Proc:AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1700+ 1,466.85 MHz
> RAM: 1G
> Video card: GeForce4 MX 440 64MB
> I suspect that my video card just can't handle it. The reason I'm asking 
> is that I'm not sure if it is how I have Compiz configured or my system.
> Any thoughts/advice/inputs would be appreciated.
Which version of k/ubuntu are you using?
I have Gutsy running compiz, with the same video card, a 900MHz PIII and 
768MB RAM, 1280 X 960 display.  I could never get it to run smoothly 
under feisty.


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