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i have an ati vga card with 32 mega bit memory and i want to run compiz on my mandriva 2008.1 with 512 mg ram and 2.5 processor

after i installed compiz i found nothing happened

then i got a shell script which is checking my computer to know if i can run compiz or not and i got this result

 [hossam@hoss Desktop]$ ./compiz-check

Gathering information about your system...

Distribution:		  MandrivaLinux 2008.1
Desktop environment:   KDE
Graphics chip:		 ATI Technologies Inc Rage 128 PF/PRO AGP 4x TMDS
Driver in use:		 ati
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...		  [FAIL]
Checking for composite extension...			   [ OK ]
Checking for FBConfig...						  [ OK ]
Checking for hardware/setup problems...		   [ OK ]

[hossam@hoss Desktop]$

and when i checked the direct rendering i got this

 [hossam@hoss Desktop]$ glxinfo |grep direct
direct rendering: Yes
[hossam@hoss Desktop]$ glxinfo |grep vendor
server glx vendor string: SGI
client glx vendor string: SGI
OpenGL vendor string: VA Linux Systems, Inc.
[hossam@hoss Desktop]$

and also i excuted this command "glxgears" i got this

 [hossam@hoss Desktop]$ glxgears
1930 frames in 5.0 seconds = 385.982 FPS
4901 frames in 5.0 seconds = 980.147 FPS
8837 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1765.871 FPS
9098 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1818.732 FPS
8717 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1743.366 FPS
9127 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1825.262 FPS
8053 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1610.560 FPS
8342 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1668.308 FPS
5664 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1132.205 FPS

so why i cant run compiz on my desktop ?

if anyone can answer me i'll appriciate that thank you

sorry for my english

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I did a little research. From this thread: http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=162752


Bad news I'm afraid, it appears that your card just won't run Compiz-Fusion Sad

It's because of this non-power-of-two support. From what I can gather graphics cards have to do a lot of maths and so try and take advantage of mathematical quirks -- such as square surface areas (ie power-of-two) being easier to manipulate. So non-power-of-two support probably refers to cards powerful enough to manipulate any sized surface areas, anyway your card and the mach64 driver don't do non-power-of-two maths.


If this post is accurate, it would appear your hardware is not adequate to run compiz. You need to purchase a higher power video card.

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