2ny wrote:I have given this careful thought but decided it didn't completely apply to my situation. If I'm correct, PE isn't configured to start with the accelerated desktop (?) while 3.1 is.
As I mentioned in my previous post, It didn't apply to me either. But it still worked! I have a (heavily upgraded) SL x86-64 3.4 Loop 2b, which also was configured to start with the accelerated desktop (XGL). I just followed wolfden
's instructions for installing Compiz Fusion under PE 1.1 and it worked fine. I've now got the latest official version of Compiz and Compiz Fusion (as opposed to the 9999 development version) installed and working smoothly with AIGLX on my laptop with ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 GPU. It's more stable than when I was running CF under XGL. The only problem I have found is that video playback flickers. Hopefully the next release of the ATI driver will fix that.
Anyway, good to hear that you got 3.4f up and running in the end.
EDIT: Work-around at the moment for the flickering video under Compiz Fusion is to right-click on the Compiz Fusion icon and select KWin or Metacity window manager to watch a video, then switch back to Compiz Fusion when you've finished. Hopefully the next versions of Compiz Fusion and the ATI driver will fix this.