Posts Tagged ‘properly’

How to properly Start Compiz in Gnome

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Since I’ve upgraded to Debian Sid / Squeeze e.g., Debian unstable I’m using compiz and the default patched debian metacity to support it. Thus until today I’ve it setupped to start up with
1. compiz –replace on each and every login session on my account. Today I had my doubts that this is correct since I’ve noticed that compiz terminates after some of the OpenGL games I have started. After some Googling I found a blog post which was discussing the issue. Here is the post how to properly start compiz in gnome . As you could read in the blog post it is wrong to start compiz with compiz –replace cause in that case metacity starts for a couple of seconds during gdm login screen as well as it has to replace metacity afterwards. It is explained that the proper way to start compiz is via the .gnomerc . BTW I was not aware that gnome had that handy .gnomerc file which pretty much like the good old .bashrc. So back to the proper way of running compiz.
Edit ~/.gnomerc in and put export WINDOW_MANAGER=/usr/bin/compiz Congrats now you should have compiz to run properly.END—–

How to properly install the Video driver on Toshiba L300 PLSBGE

Friday, September 18th, 2009

I recently installed Windows Vista Enterprise on my cousin’s notebookmodel (Toshiba L300 PLSBGE). I’ve used the 64 bit Vista release and I’ve installed most of the hardware without any setbacks. However Toshiba’s website lacked the 64 bit Vista video drivers. Considering the fact in order to manage the problem I had to use intel’s drivers website and download and install the correct driver for my graphic adapter from there. To adequately catch the correct video card the notebook has I had to use the Windows diagnostics and benchmarking program Everest .END—–