OpenSUSE Hardware :: Getting Desktop Effects To Work In 11.3
Jul 24, 2010
I've installed 11.3 KDE 64bit and it runs great.I tried setting enable desktop effects and nvidia drivers have to be installed. I have Geforce 7100.Seems like many are having trouble getting effects to work. should I install drivers from here:1-click-collection - openSUSE Community Wiki.
I have tried just about every thing I can find to get this to work on my laptop but have had no luck.Now this is the weird thing I can boot a Live CD of openSUSE 11 Gnome and make the Desktop Effects work no problem, but installing ATI drivers and unstalling ATI drivers still will not let the Desktop Effects work. I have tried all that I know and here are the xorg confs from both.
I have a nVidia GeForce FX Go5200 card, and desktop effects will not work. I will enable them, but they won't work and when I close the window and open it back up, "Enable Graphics" is unchecked again! Any idea as to the problem and/or how to solve it?
I have a problem with the desktop effects on KDE. Nearly every time I start Kubuntu, the desktop effects only engage if I press Alt+Shift+F12. It then takes about half a minute to turn the effects on. The effects worked perfectly on 10.04.
been running Karmic for awhile now, and I had all my desktop effects and eye candy set up perfectly, and then i made the mistake of thinking I knew things about linux.my flash was running slow, and i was attempting various fixes i found online, including mussing in the xorg.conf. well i somehow managed to disable my laptop's ability to run any sort of eye candy, I know it's capable since i've done it before.i have the standard Intel integrated graphics card that a million other people have, yadda yadda. the main problem(i believe) is getting to where i can select "Normal" under Visual Effects, but when i try all I get is the lovely "Desktop effects could not be enabled" message. hoorah
how I can make desktop effects work on F11. it used to work on F10. Now I get the garbled screen every time I enable it on gnome.Google search said to disable the metacity composite manager using gconf-editor but I'm not sure I know how to do it. When I type in gconf-editor it just opens a blank configuration screen . It would be better if someone one can help me how to do it probably on the command line, also what is the equivalent of xorg.conf on F11.
I just got Slackware 13.37 up and running and all is well except for the KDE Desktop Effects. If I log in as root, they're enabled and work fine. However, when I log in as a user they are disabled and the option to enable them is greyed out.Other OpenGL programs run fine as a user, such as the glxgears test program and OpenGL screensavers.ATI card running this driver:It must be some kind of permission issue but I'm not really sure where to look.
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.
I am unable to run compiz or set any advanced desktop effects in my Ubuntu 9.10 running under VMware Workstation 7.1. This is the output of the compiz command:
Checking for Xgl: not present. xset q doesn't reveal the location of the log file. Using fallback /var/log/Xorg.0.log No whitelisted driver found aborting and using fallback: xterm no xterm found, exiting
I am using HP G62 Notebook running i3 with intel(R) HD graphics card. I have installed fedora 13 and the display is not so good as it used to be when i used my old laptop and desktop effects require me to have 3D acceleration.
I have just finished installing Ubuntu Studio in my machine and downloaded and installed the Nvidia drivers. I was so excited about using the desktop visual effects that I had seen in some advertising. But first, I just found 3 options in the Appearences config none, normal and extra. Where are desktop effects such as windows trasparence, the cube an others?
Second, and worst, I enabled the "extra" options and found its effects pleasant, but I could not use the for any longer because when I launch Rosegarden with desktop effects enabled, Rosegarden's title screen appears and after that its windows doesn't appear. I found out that the problem is enabling desktop effects because when they are disabled Rosegarden starts completely in few seconds. I even made a test and enabled effects, launched Rosegarden, wich of course dind't appear, after that disabled effects and Rosegarden's window imediately appeared. I use this software every day and it was the main reason why I migrated to Ubuntu. How can I use Rosegarden and visual effects as well?
PS: My PC has Pentium dual core with 2 x 1,88, 3GB RAM and Nvidia Geforce 8400 GS. My system is Ubuntu Studio 10.10 with Rosegarden 10.10 installed from [URL]
i m trying to fix the nvidia drivers and stuff to let Desktop Effects work. I reboot after some changes, and at first I got a kernal error message, and the Fedora froze. So I restart,, and it freezes before I even get the error message. Pop in the live cd, booted up from it so I can talk to my fedora friend, and the reboot to try again. Works, still hasn't froze, and I could get the actual error info.
im using opensuse 11.2 with kde and im having problems to use desktop effects differents from those default ones. For exemple, I cant enable the desktop cube! i check the box and click apply.... but nothing changes, even restarting the system. Maybe my graphics card is not working well..
Last night I was playing around with Desktop Effects and set the composting engine to Xrender, it was openGL. And things started to slow down tremendously. There is now lag on Alt+F1, lag when mousing over hidden taskbar, lag when moving windows, etc. I was trying to get rid of a trail of images when moving windows around. I created more problems. Things got even better when I tried to change back to openGL:
"Failed to activate desktop effects using the given configuration options. Setting will be reverted back to previous values. Check your X configuration. You may also consider changing advancde options, especially changing the composting type." The same thing happens when I click on "Default", the default options disable desktop effects.
I've a question about KDE desktop effects. How do I directly enable KDE desktop effects in KDE? Now I have to enable Gnome desktop effects, then KDE desktop effects will be enabled. When I select "enable desktop effects" and press "OK" in KDE, it will tell me "... X configuration ..." something. What the hell is that? I never met this problem in Gnome. Is it a KDE's bug?
I'm getting this weird behavior when I have Desktop Effects enabled. When it is on, it's like there are two or three vertical and horizontal lines running across my screen that distort any of certain font characters that are under them. In some cases these characters are trimmed slightly, in others they have an odd skew to them, and in still others the letters are completely removed/missing/invisible. With Desktop Effects disabled, everything appears as normal. I have attached a screenshot in which you can see there are at least three letters missing from the left side (Desktop Effects enabled) and not from the right side (Desktop Effects disabled). There is a missing 'l,' a trimmed 't,' and a distorted 'p.' I'm on a one-week-old 11.4 install with nVidia drivers installed from that repo.
As far as I can tell, Desktop Effects works with few other issues, although there are some aggravating ones (having to click task tray items multiple times to get a response, multiple windows highlighted in the menu bar as though they all had focus, etc) that I will look into once I get this one key issue taken care of.If any other diagnostic information might be useful, please let me know and I will provide ASAP.
I am Running opensuse 11.4 (64 bit) KDE desktop with all the updates & proprietary ATI driver installed. My processor is Athlon II X2 250 & motherboard is gigabyte MA785GPM-UD2H. I have 4 GB (2 +2) of DDR 2 RAM installed. I have turned off automatic updating & usually update my machine once a week. But just couple of days ago I had just updated my system and KDE desktop effects stopped working!!
I went to the Application launcher -> Configure Desktop -> Desktop Effects and everything was grayed out!! except for the following message Desktop effects are not available on this system due to the following technical issues:"
But, what technical Issue?? there was nothing else written! Googling for the issue has actually left me more confused; but I am still posting the content of my ~/.kde4/share/config/kwinrc file
When I first installed OpenSuse, the sound and video drivers worked fine. But now, even after a new install and some basic driver-installation procedures, I can't get either one to work properly: I can't enable desktop effects (and when I try, metacity window decorations become invisible), and sound doesn't play through my headphones. I know the headphones are fine because they work on my Sansa, and I know general sound is fine because sounds work when I just use my laptop's speakers, but both combined somehow simply don't work.
I have a Dell Studio 15, and my output of lspci:
Code: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 03) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 PCI Express Root Port (rev 03) 00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 04)
I am working on my friend's Compaq Presario SR5413WM with an integrated Geforce 6150SE gpu.Issue 1: I cannot activate desktop effects. This message shows up when I attempt to. " Desktop effects are not supported on your current hardware / configuration. "When I enable it my monitor becomes extremely distorted before it reverts back to original settings.Under hardware information > Display > Geforce 6150SE the driver is listed as nouveau. Issue 2: Flash video such as ..... videos are now unable to render. When playing a video it is also distorted and unwatchable.
When i enable desktop effects through simple compizconfig setting manager i got this message:"Desktop effects are not supported on your current hardware / configuration. Would you like to activate them anyway?" i installed the driver and video card is GEFORE 9300m GS, Operating System: Open SUSE 11.3. how can i resolve it?
I just switched back to the open source radeon driver, since the kernel update may have messed with fglrx for the proprietary driver. if i boot into nomodeset then i have desktop effects, however when i boot regularly, the desktop effects are off and do not work.ATI radeon mobile graphics HD4200; opensuse 11.3
I am a new user, and installed opensuse 11.3 on my desktop pc about a week ago, now the problem with my computer is this that the graphical performance is very slow, I have Intel Pentium 4 2.8 Ghz processor, with 512 mb ram plus a shared graphic card memory of 32 mb on an IBM thinkcentre. The default graphic driver loaded (as seen through YASt hardware information) is i915 while I read somewhere that default driver for this accelerator is intel. I get about 60 FPS on Glx gears while after applying vesa it goes to about 200 FPS. With default driver the CPU usage is head aching. I created a manual xorg.conf file via Xorg -configure command and set the driver intel and then intellegacy with gaining no boost in performance. The glxinfo says 3D Rendering being enabled while KWIN's desktop effects are too slow and laggy. The CPU keeps working at about 70-100% while movies on ..... and vlc/kaffeine are being played unsmoothly. On the same system, the Kubuntu Live 8.04 gives 500 FPS in glxgears.
I have a Nvidia GEforce 8400 GS card, and the drivers from the Nvidia repository. When I try to enable Desktop Effects, I'm told that "Desktop effects are not supported on your current hardware / configuration." Clicking no, something starts using up 90-100% CPU, I can't tell what the rogue process is, top only shows the gconf daemon using 10-11% CPU. I have to log off to end it. What's up with the card not being supported? I can't find a list, but I'm sure this is new enough to be included. Is there a way other than top to trace the rogue application? I've never seen anything like this before, top has always been reliable. I have Gnome 2.30 on openSUSE 11.3.
suse 11.4 tumbleweed, kde 4.6.5, on laptop dell latitude E6510, with intel i7, 4Mb ram, NVIDIA 3100 Yesterday all effects was working well, no update and no changes, and today I dont know why but plasma crashed at startup, after a couple of try I login on gnome and renamed /home/.kde4 folder, now kde starts but when I try to enable some effects, cube, wabbling windows and others, kwin message appear sayng that effects cannot be enabled.
I have a logitech coreless keyboard that has always "just worked" and I've lived without programming any keys, no factory. no tumbleweed, recent fresh re-install of 11.4, updated generally and with kde 4.6.5, xorg 7.6, nvidia driver 275.21 Mysteriously, the down arrow key no longer works as it should, (up, left, right are fine)
Rather it has the effect of crashing the transparent task manager and adjusting the focus of open windows. If I repeatedly hit the down arrow key the focus toggles and then transparency is re-enabled. The best way I can describe the effect is that it is as if I were using [tab] to toggle through a text based menu (e.g., YaST launch in terminal mode)
i just installed this operating system because i've been trying all the linux distrobutions and i've used ubuntu and am used to it, so far i like this operating system i just dont know much about it yet. Here is the problem so far at first i wasnt able to get online then i some how got it to work by using yast. now i'm trying to enable the desktop effects but at first it said that my graphics didnt support it, i have a nvidia geforce 9400gt PCI-E 512MB video card, it works with ubuntu desktop effects with no problem. i noticed that it didnt ask me like in ubuntu something about the drivers not being open source and what not.
so i looked at the hardware information and it said the drivers weren't active so i went to the the nvidia site, downloaded the drivers but they wouldnt install so i found a website that said something about one click install, that wouldn't work. so i found on this forum from someone that i needed to add nvidia in the respetories, so i did, it installed the nvidia software and drivers, the video card is show and now in the hardware it shows the drivers as active. but when i activate desktop effects it asks the yes or no question then flashes after i click yes, the graphics work for one second if that, and then the bar and windows disapear and it goes white, i can still see the mouse then goes back the desktop and acts as if its enabled still but no transparent windows or wobbly windows, so i click close open it and its disabled, and its just a loop everytime i try and enable it, not sure how to post a pic but i took a screen shot of my graphics hardware.