Xgl in Dapper

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Wed Feb 15 23:43:01 GMT 2006


I've recently uploaded packages of Xgl and compiz to universe for 
Dapper. These are highly experimental packages and are not recommended 
for casual use. However, if you want to start developing for this new 
technology, then do the following:

1) Make sure that you have the latest mesa, libglitz1 and libglitz-glx1 
2) After installing xserver-xgl, replace /etc/X11/X with a symlink to 
3) Restart gdm
4) From a terminal, do compiz --replace gconf place move decoration resize minimize wobbly fade cube rotate zoom
5) Run gnome-window-decorator

You'll want to add these to your session startup if you want it on every 

To get back to sanity:

1) Replace /etc/X11/X with a symlink to /usr/bin/Xorg
2) Restart gdm

As noted before, these are highly experimental packages. If it crashes, 
this is unsurprising. Please do feel free to file bugs, but right now 
they'll probably just be forwarded upstream. Please do not be surprised 
if it doesn't work. If you're running binary drivers, things get even 
more complicated and there's a reasonable chance that things will fail 
to work in strange and unexpected ways.

Have fun, and start thinking of ways that this technology can be used 
for the force of good.
Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org

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