Can't enable desktop effects in Fedora 9 Beta (GNOME)
lordmorgul at gmail.com
Tue Apr 1 04:27:12 UTC 2008
Scott (angrykeyboarder) wrote:
> Rodd Clarkson spake thusly:
>> Fedora (rightly) doesn't include the nvidia driver since it's licensing
>> doesn't allow it.
> And here I thought Debian was the most anal-retentive distro on the
> planet. ;)
Law-abiding vs anal-retentive.
>> The best place to get nvidia is at
>> http://rpm.livna.org I use livna for all me nvidia needs and compiz
>> works fine (along with suspend/resume).
>> That said, with the switch to the new Xorg version, nvidia haven't get
>> around to supporting this version yet, so it's not going to work
> Ubuntu's development distro (8.04) is using xorg 7.3.3 (as is Fedora 9)
> and the nVidia drivers (which are in their non-free repo) work just fine
> (as does Compiz).
> Now if they could get sound to work as it does in Fedora 9 (I'm an OS
Yeah I'm quite happy with how pulseaudio is working in F9 now too.
> But I digress....
> I was under the impression that Compiz was supposed to work with non-
> propitiatory 3D-drivers (although I've yet to see that).
Not with the Xserver 1.5 which is in F9 as 1.4.99.xx and has a changed ABI that
the proprietary drivers have yet to update for. I used compiz-fusion from the
repo I'm mirroring (url in sig) in F8 and it works very nicely with both ATI and
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