Ubuntu desktop effects

Steve Cook yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com
Sun Mar 23 09:46:11 UTC 2008

On Sat, 2008-03-22 at 23:50 +0000, Andrew Hodgson wrote:

> It says that there is no XGL hardware found.  When I look in the xorg.conf file, it says I am using the Vesa driver, which explains it.
> Basically what this is is a cheap machine which I got from a local store.  It is ESys branded, but is a standard case with motherboard, CD-rom, and SATA HDD, and nothing else.  The manual states that the motherboard is a Foxconn K8M890M2MA-RS2H motherboard.  I checked the specs, and it is a Via based graphics chip.  As the BIOS was completely outdated, I tried updating this and scanning for new hardware, but no luck.
> This came preloaded with Ubuntu 6.06LTS, and I formatted to 7.10.  As the Compiz was not in that version, it probably didn't matter, and for only £150 with a dual-core processor with 1GB RAM, I couldn't expect a lot.
> One of the reasons for me trying this new machine, was that on my current Dell, I had issues with the higher spec Nvidia card I have in here, so what would be a "cheap and works well with Ubuntu" card?
Have tried installing the VIA driver?

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

  Not sure if it allows compiz to run though.


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