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Installing and running AIGLX on Fedora

by strikeforce last modified Jan 30, 2008 03:46 AM
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This how to will take you through the steps to install Aiglx using the Nvidia drivers version 1.0.9626.

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Applicable to Fedora Versions

  • Fedora Core 6

Requirements

Explanation of requirements.
  1. You will need to have installed the Livna Repository.
  2. You will also need an Nvidia card capable of using the driver version 1.0.9626 or later.

Doing the Work

  1. You will need to install the nvidia drivers from the Livna Repository.
  2. su -c 'yum install kmod-nvidia'
  3. Once that is installed you will also need to install gconf-editor as follows
  4. su -c 'yum install gconf-editor'
  5. You will then need to edit metacity to enable the compositing manager
  6. su -c 'gconftool-2 -s '/apps/metacity/general/compositing_manager' --type bool true'
  7. You will then need to edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file so it shows the changes in the Device and Extensions sections.
  8. # Xorg configuration created by pyxf86config
    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Default Layout"
    Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    EndSection
    Section "Files"
    ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia"
    ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libextmod"
    ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Keyboard0" Driver "kbd" Option "XkbModel" "pc105" Option "XkbLayout" "us" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Videocard0" Driver "nvidia"
    Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "1"
    Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"

    Option "NoLogo" "true"
    EndSection
    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Videocard0"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 24
    EndSubSection
    EndSection
    Section "Extensions"
    Option "Composite" "Enable"
    EndSection
    You will need to either restart your X server using ctl + alt + backspace or restart your computer
  9. Once that has occurred the following command in the console.

  10. desktop-effects
  11. You should then click ok and Compiz should be working

Troubleshooting

How to test

Explanation troubleshooting basics and expectations.
  1. You test it by running the command
  2. desktop-effects
  3. Then switch to different terminals to see the screen rotate like a cube.

Common problems and fixes

  1. If you can't find desktop-effects it means that compiz isn't installed

    To install it run the following command in the console.

    su -c 'yum install compiz'

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Disclaimer

We test this stuff on our own machines, really we do. But you may run into problems, if you do, come to #fedora on irc.freenode.net

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