[ubuntu-uk] Gutsy, first reports!

Josh Blacker jkblacker at gmail.com
Fri Oct 19 23:52:39 BST 2007

On 10/19/07, David Martin <gotfirefox at gmail.com> wrote:
> Oh, and another thing I noticed, desktop effects won't work, they did work
> (sort of) in Feisty with a few bugs. Could this be to do with the ATI
> drivers? But Anyway, I can live without desktop effects, though they are
> nice for showing off :)
> Cheers.
> Dave

Thinking it would improve my experience, I installed the restricted
ATI driver on my laptop. Restarted the system and...no wobbly windows.
No desktop effects. The setting was set to 'None' in
Preferences->Appearance, and clicking either of the others resulted in
the error message 'Compiz extension not available'. Suffice to say
I've learned my lesson about proprietary drivers, as I've gone back to
the free driver and desktop effects are sorted!

On feisty I was using the restricted driver with Beryl (and then plain
old Compiz), so I don't know why it's such a different experience on
Gutsy. But I am very impressed so far :)

Josh Blacker

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