ubuntu-netbook-remix package should disable compiz / desktop effects

Bug #398534 reported by chris mason on 2009-07-12
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Ubuntu Netbook Remix

Bug Description

i have seen this bug marked as 'invalid':

Netbook remix doesn't work with desktop effects enabled


I'm marking this as invalid, but what I really mean is 'Can't Fix'.

This is a driver bug in that the Intel (and some others) don't support Indirect rendering for GL surfaces. There are some fixes coming up in the Intel driver soon, but again, this is nothing to do with the launcher and totally about drivers.

since this driver bug applies to the vast _vast_ majority of netbooks, and since the netbook remix is _intended_ for netbooks, it should simply be declared that "ubuntu-netbook-remix does not support desktop effects", and they should be disabled as part of the package install process.

if the user wants to then try re-enabling them, that is on the user.

however, by default, every effort should be made to make a package work as intended for the vast majority of users.

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