[ubuntu-x] Compiz without composite

Felix Kuehling felix.kuehling at amd.com
Sat Jan 15 20:38:33 UTC 2011

In some cases our proprietary driver disables the Composite extension in
the Xserver. On previous Ubuntu versions that would make compiz fail and
fall back to metacity.

In current Natty, compiz will start even without the Composite
extension. The result looks and feels much worse than plain metacity.

You should be able to reproduce this with any driver by adding this to
your xorg.conf:

Section "Extensions"
	Option "Composite" "disable"

Is compiz "working" without Composite intentionally or accidentally? I
read on Phoronix that Canonical was working on making Unity work without
3D. Is this part of that development?


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