G965 "blacklisted" in Ubuntu Gutsy

Marius Gedminas mgedmin at b4net.lt
Sat Sep 29 18:57:30 PDT 2007

On Sat, Sep 29, 2007 at 12:27:31PM -0700, Jeffrey W. Baker wrote:
> $ compiz --replace
> Checking for Xgl: not present. 
> Blacklisted PCIID '8086:29a2' found 
> aborting and using fallback: /usr/bin/metacity 
> It's a shame that Ubuntu had to make the choice between Compiz and video
> playback.  Isn't there any way to have GL and video at the same time on
> this hardware?

You could try enabling EXA (I tried this a month ago and my X server
promptly crashed on login, but I'm pretty sure that's been fixed.).  Or
tell your video players to use plain x11 instead of xv (which is what I

You'll need to

  echo SKIP_CHECKS=yes > .config/compiz/compiz-manager

to disable Ubuntu's compiz blacklist.

Marius Gedminas
"Linux was made by foreign terrorists to take money from true US companies
like Microsoft." -Some AOL'er.
"To this end we dedicate ourselves..." -Don
(From the sig of "Don" <don at cs.byu.edu>)
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