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Acer TM8200 + ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 + Ubuntu + Compiz Fusion

Acer TM8200 + ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 + Ubuntu + Compiz Fusion

Compiz Fusion

After many trials and errors, and with the help from Ubuntu Forum posts, I have finally gotten Compiz Fusion to work on my Acer TravelMate 8200 with ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 running Ubntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron).  This post serves somewhat as a note to myself so I can do it again should the need arises.

Among the packages used:

  • Latest 8.3* driver from ATI (now AMD).  Do not install the “restricted” driver prompted by Ubuntu, but go directly to ATI’s website to download the latest Linux driver.  There was just a spanking new one released Oct 15, 2008.
  • Compiz Fusion (compiz-fusion)
  • Compiz-Fusion Icon (fusion-icon)
  • CCSM (compizconfig-settings-manager) or Simple CCSM (simple-ccsm)

Many thanks to the Ubuntu community.