how to override compiz blacklist?

Enabling Compiz eZoom desktop plugin for our partially sighted and low vision users hit a snag. Compiz refused to work as Intel Mobile GM965/GL960 chipset is blacklisted in Ubuntu 8.10 Jaunty. This tutorial describes how to override and enable compiz on blacklisted hardware. compiz desktop effect can not be enabled

You need to add SKIP_CHECKS="yes" at the end /etc/xdg/compiz/compiz-manager. That should fix it.

$ SKIP_CHECKS=yes compiz Checking for Xgl: not present. xset q doesn't reveal the location of the log file. Using fallback /var/log/Xorg.0.log Blacklisted PCIID '8086:2a02' found aborting and using fallback: /usr/bin/metacity # Edit the following file and add at the end of the 'SKIP_CHECKS=yes' $ sudo nano /etc/xdg/compiz/compiz-manager # restart compiz and try enabling compiz again. $ compiz Checking for Xgl: not present. xset q doesn't reveal the location of the log file. Using fallback /var/log/Xorg.0.log Blacklisted PCIID '8086:2a02' found SKIP_CHECKS is yes, so continuing despite problems. Checking for texture_from_pixmap: not present. Trying again with indirect rendering: Checking for texture_from_pixmap: present. Checking for non power of two support: present. Checking for Composite extension: present. Checking screen 1Comparing resolution (1280x800) to maximum 3D texture size (2048): Passed. Checking for Software Rasterizer: Not present. Checking for nVidia: not present. Checking for FBConfig: present. running under gnome seesion, checking for gnomecompat Checking for Xgl: not present. /usr/bin/compiz.real (video) - Warn: No 8 bit GLX pixmap format, disabling YV12 image format Starting gtk-window-decorator

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  1. The latest change to the compiz package caused a "denial of service" wrt to compiz due to being blacklisted (my desktop machines have
    ATI Technologies Inc RV350 [Mobility Radeon 9600 M10] and ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200] cards) although it was working fine for me; is there any simple way to override the blacklist other than recompiling the package?

    compiz (1:0.5.2+git20070912-0ubuntu2) gutsy; urgency=low

    * compiz breaks rs480, and we don't have the granularity to blacklist
    individual chipsets right now. Blacklist ati.

    Matthew
    The Browser Buddy

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