I am trying to enable Compiz Snow in Ubuntu 10.04. Every other desktop effect I have tried works fine but when I check the box for snow it unchecks itself after a couple of seconds. I have the 'Animations Add-On' button checked... no snow. I also have all these installed: compiz compiz-plugins compiz-gnome compiz-core emerald compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-fusion-plugins-extra fusion-icon compizconfig-settings-manager
A friend whom I turned on to Ubuntu with 9.10 recently connected a projector to watch a movie off her laptop. When it was connected, the laptop screen changed and it was clear that desktop effects through compiz were disabled. Thing is, since disconnecting the projector, I cannot get the effects back.If I go into Preferences - Appearance and click to enable Normal or Extra Visual Effects, the same thing happens. I.e. I get a popup saying Searching for hardware driver...and after about 20 seconds, the screen flashes a bit, and says
Desktop effects could not be enabled. Not sure why it's searching for a hardware driver. The computer doesn't require any 3rd party hardware drivers to be enabled - it doesn't have an nVidia card or anything like that.If it makes a difference, she yanked the VGA cord out without setting the display mode back to just her laptop with the FN and F key combo.I've tried:
-Tinkering with options under Preferences - Display
-Ensuring that nothing is available under Preferences - Hardware Drivers
I have installed the nvidia video driver by using the one-click video driver installation procedure from opensuse.I can now enable advanced desktop effects such as snow. I also installed compiz with the one click procedureMy problem is that after I enable compiz after using the simple-ccsm command and enabling the compiz none of my keyboard shortcuts works anymore like alt+tab and other shortcuts I have configure so far.
I just upgraded and hated the left side vertical menu, it's just not my thing.I decided (regrettably) to deselect the Unity plug-in from with the Compiz Settings UI thinking it might get rid of it. It but, but unfortunately it rendered the desktop completely unusable and alll I have now is literally a desktop with no menu's or toolbars of any kind.Although I can login using the 'Classic' option I really think I should fix what I have broken (before reverting to 10.10).Is there any way to re-enable the Unity plugin via command line?I tried entering ccsm via terminal but nothing happens. I also tried entering configcompiz-settings-manager but again, a dead end.
I've been using this system for over a year with the built-in Intel G31 chipset graphics. Then I decided to get an nVIDIA card to run Folding@home, among other things. I found that I had to run the graphics off the nVIDIA card to get Folding to run, but that caused jerkiness. So then I discovered these instructions (which are one of several reasons I don't want to upgrade from Jaunty at this time.) I'm now using my Intel card for the display, and my nVIDIA card for Folding. The only problem with this setup is that I can't enable Compiz, or do other graphically-intensive stuff like certain games. For now I'm using Metacity. Running glxinfo provides me with the following nice message:
NOTE! To use previews you need to activate KDE Compability in compiz settings manager and under KDE Compability check "Support Plasma Thumbnails". (Alternatively you can use kwin as window manager instead of compiz. That will give you previews for minimized windows as well.)
How is this done? I have CompizConfig Settings Manager and I can't find kde anywhere.
I've recently installed Ubuntu on my laptop. I installed a bunch of compiz software from the software center. I used ..... to figure everything out. However, somethings didn't work; such as the cube wouldn't change to the sphere, and the windows animations wouldn't work. When I restarted my computer, the cube changed to what I had set. The windows animations, however, didn't. How can I get all of these effects to work, and to take effect without restarting the computer?
I updated system few days back. and Ka-boom! Suddenly my all desktop effects gone. My theme effects of Mac from the theme Macubuntu 10.10 were gone too. I removed Macubuntu and tried to go into visual effects tab in Appearance Preferences, but it says "Mutter is running, Can't switch to other effects." Now, may this mutter is coming in natty narwhal & new, but seriously it's 2D effects aren't smooth enough.. Also I just can't use Alt+Tab which I'm habitual of.
My question is: How to disable this mutter and re-enable my Compiz-Fusion? I tried to kill mutter process from the daemons and start a compiz.. It didn't work.. Instead, I had to reboot my machine everytime I did that. When I remove mutter from sudo apt-get remove mutter.My desktop stays blank after a reboot and I can't access anything.. Thanks to EasyStroke that I'd given stokes to open a new terminal.
I have a dell inspiron 1525 and installed Virtualbox 3.2.6 and installed Ubuntu 10.04 on a VM. The installers went fine. After updating and installing the guest additions and also installing compiz-setting-manager i'm still not able to get the compiz effects. please any suggestions .
I re-installed Debian recently and I have a question about compiz. Is there any way to enable Compiz without replacing Metacity? I say this because using compiz --replace replaces all of my shortcuts and reduces my workspaces to two, it would even let me add more.
I have a Dell Latitude D520 with an Intel 945GM Integrated Graphics Card. I have been unable to get the desktop effects to work in either Jaunty or Karmic. When selecting Normal/Extra/Custom, I get an error:
Code: Desktop effects could not be enabled Graphics card info: Code: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 942/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03) I've looked at countless threads pertaining to this issue, but nothing I could find resolved my issue.
I used ubuntu and recently install Mandriva in to my laptop.I install both Kde and gnome desktop.I like to have kwin effects in kde . But i cant enable Kwin animation in kde and Compiz fusion animation occur in both Kde and gnome.
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 recently installed Deluge 1.2.0 from the following PPA:[URL]I using this on two different Linux computers. One is running Linux Mint 8 and the other is running Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10. The first time on either computer when I enable WebUI in the Deluge GUI it works fine. However if I ever disable it in plugins section I am subsequently unable to re-enable it (doesn't appear in the side panel again). Rebooting or reinstalling Deluge seems to have no effect.Is this a bug or am I doing something wrong?
As said here: [URl] I want the sphere deformation, but that needs the PPA apparently (I can't find it anywhere in the default compiz Ubuntu 10.10 ships with.) Compiz starts, but it says it can't load plugin 'decoration.'
At this point, everything installed successfully, and nvidia driver was working perfectly.
I verified this: desktop effects worked OOB.
5. compiz --replace &
6. emerald --replace &
At this point, compiz apparently started. Emerald worked perfectly: all of the window decorations worked OOB. I went and ran ccsm, and turned on quite a few settings. It didn't enable ANYTHING. When I reran ccsm, all of the settings were back to default, and enabling any new ones had no effect on window behavior. Strange. I looked on the web and found:[url]
The ubuntu page said that I should not "Enable integration into the desktop environment" if gconf was selected. BUT THE FLAT FILE CONFIGURATION WAS SELECTED BY DEFAULT. Then I went back to the site and it said flat file configuration was recommended!
Maybe I shouldn't have enabled desktop effects first (NOTE THAT I LATER DISABLED IT and things still did not work)?
let me start with this I am running the 10.4 beta2 via wubi on an Acer 6930. the Main os is Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. I installed 10.4 32 bit Wubi. my hardware it intel core 2 duo 2Ghz 4GB ddr Mobile Intel GM45 Express. I think that is the applicable hard ware infoNow for my problem: when I am using Compiz dsktop cube or desktop wall In't set the horizontal size to 4(for a perfect cube like I want) it works with any other value, from 1 to 128 just not 4 has any one else had this issue or know of a fix?
ubuntu has wake up issues in my computer. However I can login from tty1 as root. Is there a way to restart compiz from tty ? When I try "compiz --replace" from tty1, it gives "Can't open display". I know that I need to allow by "xhost +local:", but I cant since compiz is unusable.
I have download the following file GDM-BrazilinuxEye.tar.gz and then extracted the file, it contains a pictue in ajpg file format and GdmGreeterTheme.desktop and olho xml when I click on the GdmGreeterTheme I get asked to open to display contents or run in terminal, I have clicked run in terminal but the log in picture has not changed, what else do I have to do to change the log in screen?
On to Compiz, I am running 11.04 and would like to mess around with Compiz, I know it is installed because I have checked in the software center but I am unable to find it, so where do I look to find it.
Like my title states, Compiz or any desktop effects aren't usable for me in 10.04. Never had any problem with any previous release. I'm using the open drivers with my ATI 1950 GT. At first I thought it was due to the fact that I have dual monitors now, but after disabling one and trying again it still acts up.
All I can explain it is it's as if my desktop were "lagging". My mouse cursor will jump and stay in a certain area and I can only move windows a short distance before my mouse pops off and the window jumps back. Minimizing windows also seems like it's a burden on my computer and will take a few seconds to do so.
This is the same setup I've had over various distributions and this is the first time I've experienced it. Anyone have any idea if it's fixable or if my computer is just finally getting too old? I can post the rest of my specs if they're needed.
I hope I'm posting in the right place. I'm relatively new to ubuntu. here goes:Compiz is not working. I have compiz installed, together with the CompizConfig settings manager, and the simple ccsm. When I change the settings in either of those things (or in System->Administration->Appearance->visual effects), no changes actually occur. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling compiz, and I tried a host of other things I could find advised for my situation. I'm at my wits end about this. When I type 'compiz' into the terminal, the screen, and all the windows, flash like crazy for a few seconds, and then the terminal returns:
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0". compiz (core) - Fatal: Root visual is not a GL visual compiz (core) - Error: Failed to manage screen: 0 compiz (core) - Fatal: No manageable screens found on display :0.0
Launching fallback window manager and just hangs there indefinitely.