Compiz and googleearth, tuxkart, torcs, etc

Alain Muls alain.muls at
Tue Jul 29 18:33:16 UTC 2008

ubuntu-users-request at wrote:
> From David Fox"

> On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 12:37 AM, Alain Muls <alain.muls at> wrote:
>> > When using compiz I cannot run googleearth, tuxkart, torcs, etc.
>> > What should I adjust so that these programs run OK. If I have to remove
> In a terminal, either do a 'metacity --replace' or 'kwin --replace' 
> depeding on whether you use gnome or kde. It'll revert to the 2D 
> desktop for window manager purposes. How does compiz prevent 
> googleearth etc. from running? What video card and how much video ram 
> do you have?
Hi ubuntu-users

What is happening with these programs is that the screen is constantly 
flickering when I run either one of them.
I switched my resolution a bit lower froml 1900x1200 to 1600x1050 and it 
is getting better, but I do not want to go lower.

My card is an ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility X1400 with (I think) 
1 MB of memory (how do I find out?)


>> > Bye/Alain

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