Xgl is an X server architecture designed to take advantage of modern graphics cards via their OpenGL drivers. The development of Xgl was sponsored by Novell to increase the usability of SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) and was led by David Reveman
Checkout this video to see Xgl in action :
I recently installed Suse 10.1 and I have been trying to setup Xgl from the past 2 days ! Setting up Xgl is turning out to be painful unlike the Suse Linux Installation !
This is the sequence of steps I followed to setup Xgl/Compiz (Compiz is the window manager which works in composition with Xgl)
1. Download latest Linux drivers for my ATI Mobility Radeon X700 graphic card.
2. Installed Kernel Source,gcc and make packages.
3. Installed the ATI Linux drivers by referring to this post
4. Installed Compiz by referring to this post
I was all smiles when I saw the “Desktop Effects” tool in the Gnome Control Center. My smile didn’t list long; It ended with this message.
The tool crashes on startup and prompts me to log a bug report on the same !
Anybody know the reason for this error ? I have uploaded the crash log here