How to Make Your Ubuntu Cool Effects
Running Ubuntu 8.0.4 With ATI HD 2600 On a Compaq 8510q.
Its called CompizConfig.
1. Lets test if your hardware is compatible
# wget http://blogage.de/files/4359/download -O compiz-check
# chmod +x compiz-check
Do not run as root:
Distribution: Ubuntu 8.04
Desktop environment: GNOME
Graphics chip: ATI Technologies Inc M76 [Radeon Mobility HD 2600 Series]
Driver in use: fglrx
Rendering method: AIGLX
Checking if it’s possible to run Compiz on your system…
Checking for texture_from_pixmap… [ OK ]
Checking for non power of two support… [ OK ]
Checking for composite extension… [ OK ]
Checking for FBConfig… [ OK ]
Checking for hardware/setup problems… [ OK ]
If result is all [OK] Then :
2. Download and install CompizConfig
# sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
System -> Preferences -> Advanced Desktop Effect Settings
and it should work.
To Make sure it is running
# ps ax | grep compiz
If it dosent work you may have too add these line in
Identifier “Configured Video Device”
Option “UseInternalAGPGART” “no”
Option “KernelModuleParm” “agplock=0”
Option “ForceMonitors” “lvds,crt1”
Option “ColorTiling” “on”
Option “EnablePageFlip” “true”
If you have an ATI card but you dont have the fglrx driver installed check this instruction on how to install it :
#sudo apt-get update #sudo apt-get install linux-restricted-modules-generic restricted-manager #sudo apt-get install xorg-driver-fglrx #sudo depmod -a #sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.confAdd the line under Section "Device" Driver "fglrx"
Then to make sure Xorg is set up correctly, you’ll have to let aticonfig “initialize” it:
#sudo aticonfig --initial -f
After this you should be able to restart your computer and have the driver working. To test type
display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600
OpenGL version string: 2.1.7412 Release
There is also a tool/script that is said (but not tested by me) that do all that via GUI its called Envy, check it out.