compiz disabled on radeon laptops

Bug #204945 reported by Aaron Bentley
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compiz (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: compiz

I've been successfully using compiz & beryl on my machine in Feisty and Gutsy, but it's deliberately disabled in Hardy:
 #don't run on laptops using ati driver
 if laptop-detect; then

While there may be defects with some platforms, I think my laptop has been hit with an overbroad blacklist.

My chipset is:
ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV250 [Mobility FireGL 9000] (rev 02)

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Laurence (l-d-anderson) wrote :

Same here. It does work if I use the binary driver, but I've never had any problems before with the opensource one.

Seen lots of bugs about X300 causing crashes etc, so I can understand why its disabled. However it would be nice if it told you the reason why (rather than turning on effects failed - this could mean anything), and maybe gave you the option to turn it on anyway (at your own risk).

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