Cannot use Compiz

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Thu Dec 11 01:59:21 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-12-10 at 11:07 +0200, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> 2008/12/10 Ric Moore <wayward4now at>:
> > One meg of ram is probably the problem. And, depending on your video
> > setup, if it's onboard video that shares system ram, you would really be
> > hurting. :) Ric
> >
> >
> Ric, I have seen Compiz run smoothly with 512 MB of RAM (Gnome Ubuntu
> system, not Kubuntu). The machine did have a 256 MB video card,
> though.
> -- 
> Dotan Cohen

That's right, Dotan. What I was figuring was that with 1 gig of memory
(not a meg .... my bad!) shared with a video chipset onboard, you'd have
to allocate at least 256 MB to it. So, you're short that much memory for
the system. Myself, since I don't use laptops, have always been shy of
sharing ram. I think Compiz is nifty and cool, but I don't use it
myself. <grins> Ric


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