I have to open another DECNBE thread just because I didn't manage to find a solution by studying all the other related stories that took place here in Ubuntuforums.org.Here is my output from Compiz-Check
Gathering information about your system...
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.10
Desktop environment: GNOME
im using the ubuntu distro and when i goto the visual effects tab and click on normal or extra, it says "desktop effects could not be enabled" also, i have Two hdd's, a 100GB that has windows 7 and ubuntu. and a 250GB that has Windows XP. GRUB didnt notice windows xp though, so its not a boot option.
I've just completed a successful clean install of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (32 bit).Out of the box, Desktop effects worked flawlessly.However, after installing the Ati driver from the Hardware Drivers utility, when I try to enable Normal desktop effects (Instead of None) I get a message saying "Desktop Effects Could Not Be Enabled". The Hardware Drivers utility says "Driver is installed and currently in use"
Installing and running glxgears from a terminal gives the error: "Segmentation Fault".The hardware in question is an Ati Radeon 4xxx series (I think it's a 4800 but can't remember exactly)
how do i enable visual effects. whenever i click to enable it says searching for available driver. then it says desktop effects can not be enabled. I am trying to enable them so i can do the cube and stuff.
For reasons I cannot fathom my desktop effects have stopped working in Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit, I have an Intel chipset and it was running fine, now they have stopped working.I have tried updating intel PPA's, Compiz PPA's and even X PPA's but nothing works
I'm currently running Ubuntu 10.10 on VMware.My computeas a NVidia 8800GT graphics card.I'm trying to activate the Desktop Effects but keep getting the following error message: "Desktop Effects could not be enabled"I'm very new to Linux so I'm still in the extreme learning phase.My goal is to get Compiz to work. I was able to download/install it but I don't think it's working because of the Desktop Effects issue I have
I updated to latest -current last night and since then have not been able to login to my KDE desktop. After typing in the password, I get the starter icons come up, and just as the last one comes up, the desktop logs out to the login screen again. I worked out that it was because desktop effects were enabled - disabling these in kwinrc allows me to login, although without desktop effects.Using NVidia 256.53 binary drivers b.t.w.
Im a new member here.So please don't get mad at me.If i posted on a wrong section(Am I in the right section?) By the way,Here is my problem. My graphic card is Intel 82852/82855.And it passes the Ubuntu Desktop Effects requirement. I am aware of enabling the graphic card in Ubuntu 10.10, Since enabling the drivers was successful. I enabled the desktop effects.After i switched to Normal(Graphic Mode)the screen went blank. Then after i clicked ALT+TAB. there is an option to keep this option or not.I clicked Keep this settings. Then i proceeded in Web browsing(because i'm a web addict). Then i click CTRL+ALT+LEFT/RIGHT For the workspaces to switch. Then i found this 4 square transparent with black margin boxes.Which has a weird distorting effect.That effect is going crazy. Then i rebooted(Hoping to fix the problem).Then it is still there.
I attempted to install the mesa-dri-drivers-experimental package and my screen became unusable when I enabled desktop effects. I then uninstalled mesa-dri-drivers-experimental and tried to install the akmod before realizing that my card isn't supported yet. Now I can't seem to do anyting to get my screen back. I removed the blacklist on nouveau, but my screen still goes black after fedora boots. Is there any way I can just get things back to default without reinstalling the whole system?
I'm running Karmic Koala 64 bit on my Lenovo T400 laptop with switchable graphics having both Intel and ATI video cards. I've set my bios to use the intel card only and turned the automatic switching off. So far so good, but I'd like to turn on compiz for basic window animations. When I try to start compiz by selecting
doesn't show any new drivers that could be installed. This was working out of the box when I first installed Karmic Koala a few month ago, but things got messed up when I installed the restricted drivers for my ATI card. Now I can enable compiz if I switch to ATI from my bios settings and install the drivers but I don't want to use it due to high power consumption and I've removed the ATI drivers.
Here is my xorg.conf file:
Section "Device" Identifier "Configured Video Device" EndSection
I have new hardware and I'm doing a dual boot, hoping that Ubuntu will be my primary OS, but I'm having trouble ringing it out. I installed Ultimate Edition 2.6.1 and in the past with an old machine I could turn on visual effects. With this machine, when I try to, it says it's looking for a driver, blinks a bit and then comes back with a message saying "Desktop visual effects cannot be enabled."
I assume that I don't have the nVidia driver loaded. When I go to Hardware Drivers, it says "No proprietary drivers are in use on this system." In synaptic, the latest driver does not show up. I followed the instructions on this site that someone put up which required adding some lines to the "Blacklist" then purging old drivers. It said to expect an error and what to do then, but I never got the error. When I tried to do the rest of the commands anyway, nothing seemed to happen. One of the steps was to download the latest driver, which I did. It was a .run file...........
I just recieved my new PC. While installing 10.10 i'm having some issue enabling visual effects. When I try anything but "None" I get an error that says "Desktop effects can not be enabled". When I try to run compiz from the terminal I get:
compiz (core) - Fatal: Software rendering detected. compiz (core) - Error: Failed to manage screen: 0 compiz (core) - Fatal: No manageable screens found on display :0.0
Launching fallback window manager. Also when I try to edit the xorg.conf file it's not there.....is this normal?nWhat can I do to enable effects with my Radeon HD 5670?
I have PC with Motherboard Intel Desktop Board D945GCNL, and Ubuntu 10.10 installed on it. Graphic card was working fine, but recently i don't know what happen suddenly the visual effects stop working, and i believe the issue with the identification of the VGA. with error message "Desktop effects could not be enabled" i checked some forums related but wasn't able to solve it. when i type compiz. it stuck on the below:
The desktop visual effect cannot be activated after I upgraded my Ubuntu 10.04 to 10.10. No matter "Normal", "Extra" or "Custom" option I selected in Visual Effects tab of the Appearance Preferences dialog box, the "can not be enabled" warning shows up. But I can enabled the Extra desktop visual effect under Ubuntu 10.04. My video card is nVidia m105, and my laptop is Thinkpad SL400. I tried to add my user account to the "gdm", "video" etc, but I got the same error message.
Just installed ubuntu (10.10) about 5 days ago,Desktop effects worked fine.THEN, I updated.Things went to sh*t. desktop effects aren't working. No 3D Cube, No Virtual Desktops, Nothing. When I go to Visual Effects and press Normal or Extra the screen flickers a few times then it says "Desktop effects could not be enabled" not even my screensaver works.Its not my graphics/video card (it worked fine before)
When I run tvtime with the desktop effects enabled Xorg, compiz and tvtime use a lot of cpu. It's even worse with tvtime in full screen. This doesn't happen with the desktop effects off or when I use vlc for example. The system is a 3GHz P4 Prescott, 1.7GB Ram, Nvidia FX5500. I'm running 11.3 with the nvidia video driver (173.14.27).
dell inspiron e1505 3.2 gb ram 1.86 ghz intel core duo ati x1400 gfx opensuse 11.4 kde 32 bit.
okay, here are the details: can't play any audio with amarok when desktop effects are enabled because the minute a window is moved, it will distort the audio. even when disabling desktop effects, some applications still cause this. can't play videos videos even with desktop effects disabled because of the same reason.
i just switched from ubuntu and when i ran version 11.04, i had to disable kms to do anything. i tried on opensuse 11.4 and the audio was flawless but the gfx went all to hell.
I can't enable visual effects. I've been scouring Google for things to try for way too long at this point. I think I've tried it all. I'm using ubuntu 9.10. I've got an nvidia card. Interestingly, I've had the visual effects working on this computer on two different occasions. Once a couple years ago, then I reformatted and had them working again. Then when I shut my computer off a few months ago, all of my X settings got erased, and from that point on, I was never able to get visual effects enabled again.
When I try to enable visual effects I get the error: "Desktop effects could not be enabled" I'm running the nvidia 185 driver, although I've tried the 173 driver with the same results. If I try doing compiz from the command line, I get this:
BTW, the message that says you can't post links in your messages until you have 15 posts is extremely misleading (and made me very frustrated). I had a few (at) symbols in my post and didn't realize that was the problem, because I was looking for some kind of URL, since that's what the error message said was the problem. I was about to give up hope on even posting this message! Oh well, I figured it out.
I have recently updated to Ubuntu 10.04 (version of Gnome Desktop environment: 2.30.0, version of Linux kernel: 2.6.32-21-generic).My problem is that when I try to enable "Visual Effects", I receive an error message: "Desktop effects cannot be enabled". When I attempt to enable Visual Effects, my system starts searching for external device drivers but finds none. I don't believe that the source of the problem should lie in my graphics card (I have a DELL Inspiron 1545 notebook with an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD graphics with up to 1750 MB of dynamically shared memory allocated by the system). With the earlier version of Ubuntu, the 9.10, I didn't have this problem.
Whenever I try to change desktop effects to anything other than none, a window appears saying 'Searching for driver' then the screen flashes and it says effects could not be enabled. Here's the output from System Testing Compiz test: Gathering information about your system. Distribution: Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop environment: GNOME Graphics chip: ATI Technologies Inc M96 [Mobility Radeon HD 4650] Driver in use: fglrx Rendering method: None Checking if it's possible to run Compiz on your system. [SKIP] Checking for hardware/setup problems [SKIP] At least one check had to be skipped: Error: No rendering method in use (AIGLX, Xgl or Nvidia).
Not quite sure what could be wrong here. The settings are enabled, but none of the compiz functions are working. The were working on Friday. I did some searching but I'm not even sure what the problem is, or how to diagnose it. I'm running 10.10, now.. any help is appreciated. Even if you just tell me what I need to be searching for to find a solution.
When i have enable xinerama for 2 displays and i enable visual effect it says The "Composite extension is not available" but i have enabled it in "xorg.conf" but effect are working with not enabled xinerama.
Here is my xorg.conf
Code: # nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings # nvidia-settings: version 1.0 (buildd@palmer) Fri Apr 9 10:35:18 UTC 2010 Section "ServerLayout" # Removed Option "Xinerama" "0"
Linux newbie here, although I am quickly falling in love.
When playing videos (in Totem 2.24), they constantly flicker. I find that I can fix the problem by disabling Ubuntu's visual effects, after which videos play fine. However I'd rather not have to do that. Does anyone know of a fix for this?