Fedora Core 6 eye candy


Compiz is now coming in fedora core out-of-the-box. So, you need only properly configured video hardware. We'll consider three video card brands: nVidia, amd/ati, Intel.


New nvidia drivers are support GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap function, which causes aiglx/xorg use this for drawing and possibility to use compiz effects. So, you only need 9xxx series of drivers (legacy 8xxx versions do not support this feature). To install in Fedora 6 you need to enable rpm.livna.org repos. To download and install, please read this http://rpm.livna.org/rlowiki/UsingLivna. Install corresponding version and then, install drivers via yum, by executing (as root):

yum install kmod-nvidia

Note: Please read http://rpm.livna.org/ news, cause there was a bug in anaconda. so if you get any errors, you can find solutions on that page.


ATI/AMD proprietary drivers do not support GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, means that you will not be able to use compiz and 3D acceleration at the same time. You have several options: leave opensource drivers installed, and use compiz with pure xorg, but your fps will be lower than with proprietary drivers, and you will not be able to play games, or applications which require high fps. With proprietary drivers installed, you will get enough high fps, but compiz will not work. To install drivers, follow instructions at livna.org.


Intel has official OSS drivers, so you'll be lucky. You have working compiz, maximum fps, and 3D availability, just as in case with nvidia, but without need of install drivers separately.