I've installed Project Looking Glass from Sun (manually via the isntructions and not through a PKGBUILD) and, whenever I try to run either lg3d-app or lg3d-session I get an error along the following lines (this was the result of lg3d-app, the session error is very similar, although usually with a different number X disply):
Composite XOrg support not enabled
Please see https://lg3d-core.dev.java.net/nvidia-d … HCOMPOSITE
There is an X11 Server already running for DISPLAY=:0.
You must first bring down the X11 Server running this script.
Refer to the instructions in the following URL:
The help page it refers to mentions Nvidia things - but I have an ATI card so this doesn't help me...
Composite isn't nvidia specific...
edit your xorg.conf as in the first section of here and restart x. See if that works:
Thanks - that looks really helpful; I'll try it out when I get home. Is it likely that the errors I'm getting relating to X already running (which it should be for app and isn't when I run session) are related to this?
IIRC, lg3d can be run in a window or started from .xinitrc. Seems to me it only worked one way. I'm not sure which, but try running it as a session in full-mode.
I couldn't get composite working at all - it made eveything unusably slow and windows didn't render properly. I googled and saw something that suggested it wasn't compatible with the currnet ATI drivers
Ah well - guess I'll have to wait before trying out looking glass... :cry:
what is it? I can't find much that makes sense to me on the website!
How does it compare to looking glass?
They don't really compare. They both are 3D interfaces in Java 3D. LookingGlass is a 3D desktop, Ensmer is a 3D environment. LookingGlass is Linux (and apparently nvidia) only, Ensmer is cross platform. LookingGlass is actively developed, Ensmer is the product of one person contributing a lot of time.
Probably the best way to understand Ensmer is the screenshots:
https://ensmer.dev.java.net/servlets/Pr … folderID=0