[CoLoCo] Video Drivers Clarification

David Overcash funnylookinhat at gmail.com
Sat Oct 27 18:13:46 BST 2007


Here's the basics:
AIGLX = Composite built into your X-Session
XGL = Special composite layer than runs on a separate x-session...

AIGLX = Usually better, less probelmatic... however only nvidia and intel
have long supported it.  ATI just released support for it in their latest
driver release by AMD.

-David

On 10/27/07, Dave Vanderploeg <dave.vanderploeg at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> How stupid us this? My email yesterday on the Silver CD thread was meant
> for this thread.
>
> I'd love a detailed explanation of AIGLX, how to implement it and what
> exactly it will do for me? If I get it installed will compiz work
> automatically?
>
> Dave (mobile)
>
> On Oct 27, 2007, at 2:44 AM, "Alex Comer" <alex at platinumcode.com> wrote:
>
> How can I find out if this will support my Radeon 7200 ?
> Is there an authoritative source of information about this ?
> Alex
>
> On 10/26/07, David Overcash < <funnylookinhat at gmail.com>
> funnylookinhat at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Heads up guys...
> >
> > The newest ATI Driver from AMD now supports AIGLX and works FANTASTIC
> > with compiz!  It will not be in the official gutsy repositories, but you
> > should definitely consider looking for a repo to upgrade with.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > David
> >
> > On 10/26/07, Dave Vanderploeg < <dave.vanderploeg at gmail.com>
> > dave.vanderploeg at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Well, the FOSS driver runs compiz, but not very well. Is there anyone
> > > here who's good at setting up ATI cards for Compiz, or does it make sense to
> > > just buy an Nvidia card?
> > >
> > > Dave.
> > >
> > > On 10/26/07, Ryan Maki < <ryan.maki at gmail.com>ryan.maki at gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Yep, the radeon driver will disable the Composite extension in
> > > > xorg.conf. You'll have to do some config hacking to get XGL working,
> > > > and I never had a good experience with compiz and XGL. If you like
> > > > eye
> > > > candy and it's running fine, you should just leave the FOSS driver,
> > > > IMHO.
> > > >
> > > > ~Ryan
> > > >
> > > > On Oct 26, 2007, at 3:11 PM, "Dave Vanderploeg" <<dave.vanderploeg at gmail.com>
> > > > dave.vanderploeg at gmail.com
> > > > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > So I just want to make sure my understanding is correct. I just
> > > > did
> > > > > a fresh install of Gutsy, and Compiz is working. If I install the
> > > > > ATI drivers trough the "Restricted Driver Manager" I'll lose
> > > > Compiz,
> > > > > right?
> > > > >
> > > > > Dave.
> > > > >
> > > > > (FYI, if it matters my video card is a 9600xt)
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