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Compiz not ready for prime time

| tags: ubuntu

I fooled with turning on Desktop Effects in Gutsy. They were on by default on my R60 laptop but wouldn't start on my desktop machine with an nVidia Quadro4 900 XGL driving two projectors. I found the nvidia-settings tool very helpful and realized after some web browsing that I could turn off xinerama and enable TwinView. Doing that plus adding the Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True" to my xorg.conf fixed things up. Things looked good until I logged out. Attempting to log back in resulted in a blank desktop with the apparently meaningless message Gtk-WARNING **: This process is currently running setuid or setgid. in my .xsession-errors file. I googled around a bit and found a suggestion to try moving aside the .gnome2 folder. I did that and things appeared to work for one or two logins. Then back to hanging.

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Composing with loops

| tags: ideas, links, enabling technology

I think making music with loops could make an exciting activity for kids with a variety of disabilities. Unfortunately I know next to nothing about it. I'm collecting links to useful looking pages so I can think about ways to enable kids to play with music.

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Gutsy is OK

| tags: ubuntu

My previous despair faded and I'm giving Gutsy another try. Configuring my disks so that I have two partitions available for OS installs made it easy to try things as I got the chance.

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