Ubuntu :: Disable The Desktop Effects Permanently?
Mar 9, 2011
In the desktop effects configuration screen, "Enable desktop effects" is checked, however the checkbox is grayed out and I can't uncheck it. All I can do is "Suspend desktop effects", but they get reenabled after every login. How do I disable them permanently?
I'm using Kwin desktop effects. I turn on some desktop effects and it worksbut after I reboot my PC, the desktop effects does not turn on automatically.I always need to turn it on again. I always resume the compositing every restart.Also, I can't find all the effects in kwin. I can only adjust the basic effects (the first tab) but when I tried to go to the all effects tab (the second tab) it is empty.
have upgraded my kubuntu, after what desktop at random time from login freezes, some times completely, some times for few seconds, after what composing automatically disables.When i disable desktop effects or when it stops automatically, screen begin randomly fill with pixels... Screenshot: http://isia.kiev.ua/uploads/snapshot2.png
GeForce GT 220, T ~39-45C Linux isia-pc 2.6.32-22-generic #33-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 28 13:28:05 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Tried to reinstall original nVidia drives, didn't helped.Also tried gnome desktop, snow begins after login.In vesa mode working fine 800x600, and I don't think that is related to video card, it should be big coincidence.
I successfully Installed nvidia graphics driver version 173.14.12 for Geforce FX5200 on Mandriva 2008 (It couldn't find a precompiled header, so built the driver against devel) .
It worked OK, everything became faster(than not having a driver) and OpenGL games were acceptable too.
Then I enabled 3D desktop effects (to it's medium level), it said it should log off, it did and restarted X server and then (autologin) Gnome didn't come. It's the screen in loading desktop, and cursor shows "working in background"(busy but shows the cursor itself too).
I'm not very interested in 3D effects, I just wanted to see how it is, now I want to know how to get it back.
I tried to go through Alt+Ctrl+F1 and close the program supposed to do 3D effects, or restart to runlevel 3 and change XF86Config but nothing seemed relative to 3D effects.
how to disable the desktop effects of gnome in the console of F13? My desktop freezes every time directly after login, I assume the desktop effects could have something to do with it. (x86_64 + open nvidia driver)
When Desktop Effects are enabled in KDE the window for Tecplot 'bleeds' through, as if ~40% transparent in various regions. Disabling desktop effects fixes this, however, I would like to keep them. Is there a way to disable desktop effects on a single window/application?
i enabled gnome desktop effects ignor the warning and now i am not able to login to genome dektop. 1.how to disable desktop effects by commands. ALSO sometimes i get this error could not update ICEauthority file /var/lib/gdm/.ICEauthority. 2. how to solve this bug.
Just put 11.4, 32 bit on a system with an Intel D865 GLC motherboard and 865G built in graphics controller. While the install went OK it turns out that X is totally hosed. After fighting with things for a while and discovering that Sax2 had disappeared I poked at Google and discovered some other poor folks that have had similar issues with Intel video cards. Based on a suggestion for a doc in OpenSuse.org I edited the file: /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-device.conf
and added the line: Driver "intel" to it - after that things got better. Obviously the install process had not identified the video card correctly. I'm now left with another issue - while the system now identifies the driver and can talk to the monitor correctly, a Samsung S23A350H I can't open a window after X comes up and I login - basically the same issue as the unresolved Bug 673873: [Bug 673873] intel [865G] Windows flash rapidly or don't appear if Desktop Effects are on in KDE and GNOME
The workaround is to turn Desktop Effects off but since X doesn't work I can't figure out how to do that. I can't find the gnome-xgl-switch or a xgl-switch that used to exist to do it on the command line so that's out. Someone said you could drop the empty file "disable-compiz" in the ~/.config/compiz directory and that would do it but in 11.4 that directory doesn't exist. how to disable "Desktop Effects"/XGL/compiz or whatever it is now called on the command line in OpenSuse 11.4 without a gui if that is still possible?
So I just installed Ubuntu on my second laptop, however I ran into a problem. The F9 key is going crazy. I'm not exactly sure what is causing it (I've already popped off and cleaned the keys) but if I could find a way to just disable it I'd be very happy.
I am using Ubuntu 10.04 on Lenovo Thinkpad, and I have tree pointing devices: - touchpad - trackpoint - mouse, that is connected only when I am home, so for around 50% of time.
I have downloaded a package "Pointing Devices" and tried to disable a touchpad, which annoys me. Sometimes new settings works, but each time I connect/disconnect mouse, the default settings (everything on) restores. It's even worse, because right now the touchpad works and annoys me, while it's written that it's disabled in "Pointing devices", so either the package is outdated, or it's a BUG.
I have upgraded to ubuntu 10.4 i have some issues with it, first how to disable service permanently using GUI, second how can i change root passwd i tried sudo passwd root does not work, third i have network shared driver i want to mount permanently and create short cut to desktop.
I don't use wireless on my desktop so i would like it permanently disabled...each time i boot up it's back and receving up to 80mb of data from an unknown connection via wireless (i dont use wireless) so, to avoid any weird connections to my neighboors house or some kid hacking the neighborhood driving by with a wireless router in his truck i'd like to permanently turn off wireless. this is kind of funny because i had a hard time getting wireless to work on my laptop, but this is my desktop where i do not want it. i looked it up and your forum back in 2007 said to type in iwconfig in the shell then get the nickname of the wireless card then to black list the wireless card. i did this but it didn't work, so what do i do now? i have ubuntu 9.10
I came across the following method of how to permanently disabling selinux and it's notifications. Although changing enforcement from the gui into permissive mode does most of the job, the notifications still pop-up when some applications are started.
So to disable it do the following:
open terminal as root and execute:
And then change the SELINUX line to SELINUX=disabled
This is it. Now reboot the system and selinux will never bother you again.
If you are not a Fedora user and you are using this forum just because we are cooler here then you will not find the /etc/selinux/config as in the fedora releases. What you need to do is to edit the kernel boot line and add selinux=0 at the end:
Now i want to disable my ssh server "permanently",which means it won't run unless i start it after i login.that is,it is disabled at boot time by default. i have asked a similar question before,but i still have some confusions. Say that now the ssh server is running.my system is ubuntu 10.04. code...
The disable|enable API is not stable and might change in the future. the shell gives me a warning:do not match LSB Default-Start values,this API is not stable and ... what does this mean? still it can't disable the server "permanently",ethier. what on earth should i do to solve this?
How to permanently disable the gnome-keyring-daemon.
I've seen posts where there was a work around to store passwords in clear text. That's not a real solution. I've seen posts where killing the process and removing ~/.gnome2/keyrings is a temporary solution until next time you log in or reboot machine. Removing the package, will force removal of the whole kitchen sink. That's too intrusive.
There must be a way to stop this thing from starting up, ever.
I tried commenting out the entries in the /etc/pam.d/* files that refer to "pam_gnome_keyring.so", and have also unchecked the 3 keyring related entries under System --> Preferences --> Startup Applications, which are affiliated with these 3 files:
But I still get this one process once I log into the console window:
There must be one more file somewhere that says, "hey when someone logs in and starts up gdm, start the gnome keyring daemon".
I have problems with a high pitch noise on my lenovo thinkpad t61. Seems that more people have the problem: [URL]... When I stick in my usb mouse, problem is gone. I only have this problem on battery. when posting this rmmod uhci_hcd seems to solve it. How to make that permanent? How do disable bluetooth permanently?
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 have compiled the proprietary nvidia drivers for 11.3. When I boot, even using the nomodeset boot option, the nouveau module still loads, causing gdm/X to fail. I am able to manually remove the modules with rmmod and restart gdm. Everything then works normally. I have added the line "blacklist nouveau" to both 50-blacklist.conf and 99-local.conf in /etc/modprobe.d
I installed Gnome desktop environment recently then ;I' ve lost KDE desktop effects settings. I just can see Compiz Configirator. I cant configure effects independently. There is same settings in gnome and kde. And also I cant change windows appearence.
When I use Qt programs, I have lots of smooth effects like fading, tints moving, etc... How do I disable them? I guess it's "systemsettings" app that does this config, but I couldn't find right option. I don't wanna change the look of KDE programs, I just want to make effects instant, not smooth. Let everything else stay the same.
I have Ubuntu 10.04 with Gnome. Whenever I put in a blank CD/DVD an icon on the desktop appears named "Blank CD/DVD" and a window appears asking me what I want to do with it. How do I disable the window and the icon from the desktop?
permanently open BASH Shell open, on the side of the GUI. This would mean re-sizing the GUI... You would basically have a divider between the shell, and the GUI, so that you could resize either, depending on which you were working with more. For some programs, which open a new shell (aeroscript for example), that stays open behind the GUI, or has an ASCII "GUI", the program would simply open in a tab of the shell. The main shell would be dynamic; meaning that whenever you selected a new window in your GUI, the shell would automatically cd to that directory, in order to save some time. This would be especially useful when editing many files at once with a text editor such as Nano or VI. Alternatively, there could be a different shell tab open for each session of the file explorer. This however, could get quite cluttered. It's still a pretty raw idea. I did some Googling, and so far haven't come up with any similar ideas or actualities." This should also have options as to which shell you would like to install with it (BASH, KSH, ZSH, etc.)
I'm running Gnome on my desktop and going to keep it for now. I've read that Evolution is integrated into Gnome and I cannot remove it without deleterious effects. So, possible to disable it without negative effects? If so how to do that? The only problems I've had relating to Gnome have been Evolution. I'll just copy email links and paste them in Gmail.
when i am booting my ubuntu 10.04 i boots into tty1. then i have to start gdm manually Sudo etc/init.d/gdm start. and then it works fine. how do i make my 64bit desktop edition boot into gdm automatically and permanently?
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
When I try to enable desktop effects it follows the usual procedures but at the very end it says: Desktop effects could not be enabled. My driver is working when I run that hardware test. this is my output from "compiz" at a terminal.
I am using Kubuntu 10.10, and I have an Nvidia GT 320M with driver version 260.19.12 (updated from 260.19.09 i think) on my laptop. Suddenly, my desktop effects stopped working, and the window borders and window manipulation buttons are getting mixed up with everything else when i mouseover them or click on them (I guess some desktop effect I had is malfunctioning or not functioning at all?). Under System Settings -> Desktop Effects, I can only see grey'd out options, which won't let me enable desktop effects.
I was playing around with my desktop effects and kinda blew it. Not really sure what I did or how to fix it. I was trying to enable some effects and I guess that I hit OK a few too many times and now when I login I no longer have the top tray or the icon menu on the left side. If I hit ALT-F2 nothing happens. I have no idea how to get back into the compiz settings to fix any of this.
If I login under a different account I'm fine, just can't get anything done with my account. Is there a package that I can remove via the command line to simply put everything back?
I've just upgraded to 11.04, but Unity is unfortunately not my cup of tea. I use the classic desktop but I cannot find a way to disable a certain graphical desktop effect... I'm thinking of how the current workspace quickly slides into the next when I choose a different workspace.
If my recollection is correct, you could turn effects like that off in 10.10. This makes me dizzy, does any of know how to turn this off?
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)