Saturday, November 28, 2009

Desktop Effects and Compiz for Asus eee T91 on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

To enable advanced desktop effects/compiz on your Asus eee T91 in Ubuntu 9.10 you will first need to install the Poulsbo(psb) drivers. For instructions on installing the psb drivers check out my post here

Once you have the drivers installed you need to tell Compiz to use them
Open a terminal and type the following:
sudo gedit /usr/bin/compiz

find the "Driver Whitelist" (around line 61) it will look something like this
# Driver whitelist
WHITELIST="nvidia intel ati radeon radeonhd i810 fglrx"

add psb to the front of the list so it looks like this:
# Driver whitelist
WHITELIST="psb nvidia intel ati radeon radeonhd i810 fglrx"

Then reboot

You will now be able to enable desktop effects via System->Preferences->Appearance->Visual Effects.

If you want to have the full Compiz including desktop cube etc open a terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install compiz compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-fusion-plugins-extra emerald librsvg2-common

Then reboot

You can now access Compiz settings via System->Preferences->CompizConfig Settings Manager.

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