Ubuntu :: Driver Installed, Effects Still Not Working?
Jul 29, 2010
Since the last driver error I had posted the thread was starting to drift WELL off the original issue so now I am opening a new thread since it IS a whole different problem in general;So, I was having issues with my driver not being enabled. After I installed it manually it appeared to be correct how-ever when I ttried to enable special effects, and compiz, it didn't work.And even after a correct installation of the driver some windows when they pop up look like static then appear.Graphics card is an:nVidia 6150SE onboard card.I know it can handle compiz, and effects, because it did before on the other version of ubuntu I had.
Can't enable 3d effects on lucid lynx even if restricted nvidia driver (v195.36.24) is installed and activated. Actually 3D effects were working with compiz etc, but at a given moment -not sure if after the final release of the 10.04 - they stopped working, and now it always fails to enable them.
I'm using a Dell with Broadcom bcmwl6.inf driver. I tried the guides using ndiswrapper, but they didn't work for me. What worked was simply going to System -> Administration -> Hardware drivers and activating the Broadcom STA proprietary driver. That sounds great, but every time I restart, I have to remove and install the driver from Hardware Drivers.
What should I do to keep the driver loaded and claimed at the start. This is my lshw -C network before and after removing and installing wireless card driver.
Before I start off, I must say that I know NOTHING about Ubuntu. I only know how to run .deb files. So I installed my wireless driver via the graphical ndiswrapper (FYI my wireless adapter is a Proxim 8424-WD). It then said "Unable to see if hardware is present". After I exited out of that message, it said "Hardware:Present" (or something of that sort) next to the newly installed driver. I tried searching for wireless networks and found none. I'm guessing something didn't work right. I used this command "lshw -C network" and got the following result.
Took my laptop into the computer shop for a format and asked what they thought of Linux etc, they suggested i tried Ubuntu and installed it for me.Ive been searching around trying to get past the fact that my graphics card is black listed so i can enable effects but am having no luck, im not to worried about flashy effects like the cube but i would like to tidy up my desktop as it is very cluttered with the original setup im not sure how to post a screen shot but all the icons are very big and un-appealing.would love to simplify it all and maybe have the window navigator along the bottom.Im not to confident with using the Terminal, but have had a go at Compiz-Check etc and some random commands.
I just downloaded and installed the latest version of Ubuntu on my laptop. After installing the drivers for the visual effects I restarted the computer, and now after the all black screen with the little white Ubuntu symbol in the middle the screen goes blank, lots of horizontal lines appear and it contrasts out to a completely blank, white, useless screen. Any suggestions? EDIT: laptop is a Toshiba 5105, bumped up to 1.2gb of RAM
I've just installed Kubuntu 10.04 (Specifically Linux Mint 9 KDE, but this is definately an upstream problem)
I installed the closed-source driver for my Ati Radeon 4x series using the Hardware Drivers tool. However, when I now reboot, compositing (desktop effects) are disabled.
Going into the Desktop section of System Settings, I recieve an error message "Compositing is temporarily disabled" Clicking "Resume Compositing" pops up a KWin notification saying I need to press Alt+Shift+F12 to resume compositing.
If I do this keyboard shortcut, the Desktop settings dialogue tells me compositing is active, but really it isn't (no desktop effects, software is drawing the windows etc)
Uninstalling the driver and reverting to the open-source one is not an option for me, unless anyone knows how to make Runescape work in OpenGL.
I just installed linux Mint 9, although I was having the same exact problem with ubuntu 10.04. Just testing mint out for a bit. I am running on the 64 bit OS. When I got to select advanced visual effects, It goes to enable the drivers but then I get this message.
"SystemError: Failed to fetch [url] Not Found [IP: 184.108.40.206 80]"
It used to work before but then just stopped one day when I booted up. I use Docky, and it won't work without the drivers because it requires compositing to work properly. I am using a Nvidia GTX 260 video card if that has anything to do with it.
I've got an ati x1270 in my laptop and removed the fglxr driver and now I can't enable desktop effects and the preinstalled driver clearly isn't working and I don't really want to reinstall ubuntu AGAIN. I'm getting tired of it. I wouldn't have removed the driver except that I think it was effecting my booting because I was booting to a blank screen (and it wasn't my ram)
Is it possible to enable the desktop effects without enabling the proprietary driver? Im using an Asus 51vx with Nvidia Geforece GTX 260m and the proprietary drivers kind of suck. My resolutions (although set correctly) are distorting pictures, my dual monitors is being funky and unpredictable... etc. Everything works great without the drivers installed except i cant enable advanced desktop features so my awn looks good . I know its just cosmetics, but i love my cosmetics, and they took a loooong time to get perfect.
if this is a repost but i couldnt find it anywhere. (so much info about advanced desktop effects out there).
im using awn as my dock, and i'd really like to get some themes going to make it look a little nicer. when i go to the themes tab, it tells me "You need to enable desktop effects (compositor) to apply and customize themes".So in compiz how do i go about enabling them?
I didn't post this thread in the hardware section because I got my ATI propitiatory drivers installed successfully and my problem seems to be with KDE. I'm trying to enable Desktop Effects for KDE.
The story is that ATI drivers installed correctly but when I go to "Application Launcher" => "System Settings" => "Desktop Effects" I can't enable Desktop effects and it has the following message:
"Desktop effects are not available on this system due to the following technical issues: Required X extensions (XComposite and XDamage) are not available."
First of all I don't really know what this means. I have done some Googling around and have found a few places suggesting that I should enable the "Damage" and "Composite" extensions in my xorg.conf. I have done that, as you can see in the attached Xorg.conf file. It still doesn't work.
Yesterday I got the wireless up in running in my Macbook Pro 4,1 but still have no sound, the keyboard isn't fully supported (volume controls, brightness, ect.) and I haven't been able to get the eye-candy to work. I'm running openSUSE 11.2, and I've already installed the nVidia proprietary drivers, but every time I turn on desktop effects it turns it off as soon as I close the dialog box.
I'm currently running 10.04, when I went to go turn on visual effects it gave me a prompt to install an nVidia driver, after installation was complete it said I had to restart. When I start it up the screen flickers from being on and off, it then finally stops at being on but nothing shows up. Please help. My graphics card is nVidia G210M. Sony Vaio.
I just installed Fedora 11, and am trying to install my video card drivers. I have an Nvidia geforce gtx 260m. So far I have installed both the kmod-nvidia and akmod-nvidia packages, and I still cannot enable desktop effects. After i installed the akmod package, I sometimes see the nvidia logo for a split second when I log out, but my drivers are still not correctly installed.
I got two video card I've used on one mainboard and problem is I can't properly install the driver an use and active effects, For ati card I flow this instruction: SDB:ATI drivers - openSUSE my card is ati 9200se and the other one is nvidia mx440 se
I want to enable extra visual effects on my Laptop but when I select it a windows pops up saying 'Desktop Effects could not be enabled' explain it in dummies terms i am 14 and just learning the basics of linux
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've been running an emerald theme in compiz for few months now and everything was running fine when a couple days ago VLC started acting weird and playing little static clicks every few seconds. Then the next time I booted up after an initial second of flashing my full desktop the screen blanked off a section on the left and bottom of my screen. When I logged in docky told me it was having trouble with the compositing, but when I scrolled over the spot where my docks are they were there. My arrow can be seen in the black areas as can the start panel when I scroll over it, but aside from that it is black and when I open I window the blackness covers it in that part. None of my compiz effects seem to be working.
I am running a pretty basic motherboard and I know basically nothing about this kind of thing but I looked up the built in integrated video card online : ATI Radeon - HD3000 Graphics, On Board Graphic Max. Memory Share Up to 512 MB. I have an ATI driver installed but when I look at my drivers it says it is installed but not currently in use. When I look at my visual effects page it is on none, so I tried changing it to normal and it says the effects can't be enabled. I am running a dual boot with windows and when I go into windows there doesn't seem to be any problems. I am running a Biostar A760G M2+, an AMD AthlonII x4 and running Ubuntu 10.04.
Still new to Ubuntu, and I've installed it on my laptop tonight (Alienware M11x, Ubuntu 11.04). I've got it pretty much how I want it, but I'm stuck with a CCSM/Compiz question.I have Compiz installed, along with the extra plugins (burn, etc).However, when I try to enable any effects, I get nothing as a result.I've rebooted, enabled both Gnome and KDE compatiblities, etc- nothing will work.I'm still learning the ins-and-outs of the terminal/command line system.
No visual effects on ppc machine with new 10.04 install. (it was working on 9.10). When I select "normal" effects in the appearances control panel, a dialog pops up saying "searching for available drivers" and then, all of the open windows disappear and re-appear a couple of times and then a box pops up saying that "desktop effects could not be enabled".i don't know how to find-out what version my graphics card is (please tell me how?) but i know it's ati
I hope this is the correct section. I have recently updated to 10.04 and now Compiz/desktop effects wont work. When I try to turn visual effects on I get a message saying they could not be enabled. I'm a bit new to all this so not sure if I'm doing something wrong.I've looked at many threads regarding this problem and nothing they say has worked. iv tried using Hardware Drivers (in systems administration) but this says "no proprietary drivers are in use on this system".
Also I don't know whether this effects anything but when I open NVIDIA X Server Settings (in systems administration) i get a message saying "You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run `nvidia-xconfig` as root), and restart the X server."Does anyone know how I can get Compiz/desktop effects working?.
I just installed Ubuntu 10.04. I added the simple-ccsm package through apt-get. I like the new option I now have under the Visual Effects tab in Appearance Preferences. I can now choose None, Normal, Extra, or Custom. The problem is when I click the "Preferences" button beside custom nothing happens. It should open simple-ccsm. In fact if I try to run simple-ccsm from the terminal I get this;
/usr/bin/simple-ccsm:40: DeprecationWarning: Use the new widget gtk.Tooltip Tooltips = gtk.Tooltips() /usr/bin/simple-ccsm:182: DeprecationWarning: Use the new widget gtk.Tooltip Tooltips = gtk.Tooltips() /usr/bin/simple-ccsm:545: DeprecationWarning: Use the new widget gtk.Tooltip Tooltips.set_tip(widget, _(("Can't find the animation plugin."))) /usr/bin/simple-ccsm:415: DeprecationWarning: Use the new widget gtk.Tooltip [Code]....
The regular compizconfig-settings-manager works fine and I actually prefer it. So my question is; can I bind the "Preferences" button to open ccsm instead of simple-ccsm? If not, how can I fix the simple-ccsm package?
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.
I'm using Fedora 10 on my HP Pavillion Dv6 series laptop. VGA is nVidia. I checked the nVidia and they have a driver for Fedora Linux. But when I tried to install this driver it says my driver is not compatible with my kernel version. But I had the latest kernel. and further can't I upgrade my kernel after installing this driver if it works?
I did an update to KDE 4.5 recently, and afterwards noticed that 3D effects were no longer enabled. When I try to enable them from desktop settings, I get a pop up in the panel that says another application is preventing compositing (or something like that).
I have the nvidia 256.53 drivers installed and 'glxinfo' says direct rendering is on. I'm also using X server 1.9, but compositing was working with the new X server before I did the update to 4.5.