I'm having trouble with Compiz.
First, I was using the vesa drivers, so Compiz failed to start. I switched to intel by removing the vesa packages, installing libgl1-mesa-dri and libgl1-mesa-dlx along with xserver-xorg-vide-intel, and now Compiz starts but is incredibly glitchy. Switching workspaces makes everything blink uncontrollably, for example. I don't know what to try next.
Some diagnostic info:
inxi -Gx Graphics: Card: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0 X.Org 1.10.4 drivers intel,fbdev Resolution firstname.lastname@example.org GLX Renderer Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 0x209) GLX Version 2.1 Mesa 8.1-devel (git-6e738d3 oneiric-oibaf-ppa) Direct Rendering Yes
The compiz-check script I found scattered all over the web reports:
./compiz-check Gathering information about your system... Distribution: Linux Mint Desktop environment: GNOME Graphics chip: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02) Driver in use: fbdev Rendering method: AIGLX Checking if it's possible to run Compiz on your system... Checking for texture_from_pixmap... [ OK ] Checking for non power of two support... [ OK ] Checking for composite extension... [ OK ] Checking for FBConfig... [ OK ] Checking for hardware/setup problems... [ OK ]
To be fair, I did get a warning about me having a weird graphics card, and possible poor Compiz reliability. Can I fix this?