The script is suitable for GNOME, KDE and Xfce users and is not limited to a specific Linux distribution – in fact, the script lists those infos for you.
The test consists mainly of three parts
- List relevant system information
- Run several Compiz related checks
- Check for problematic hardware and problems with the setup in use.
Install Compiz-Check in Ubuntu
Download .deb package from here
Now you have compiz-check_0.1-1_all.deb package install this using the following command
sudo dpkg -i compiz-check_0.1-1_all.deb
This will complete the installation
run Compiz-Check using the following command
You can use this command to download it to your home directory
wget http://blogage.de/files/3729/download -O compiz-check
Afterwards, you have to make it executable
chmod +x compiz-check
And finally run it like this
Keep in mind that you have to be in the directory the script is located at to make it work.
In case you want to use it anywhere (and by any user), you have to store it in your $PATH environment variable (like /usr/local/bin).
If everything is ok you should see similar to the following screen
Gathering information about your system...
Distribution: Ubuntu 8.04
Desktop environment: GNOME
Graphics chip: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AR [Radeon 9600]
Driver in use: radeon
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 ]
You can find out what version you are using by running the following command