OpenSUSE :: Lost KDE Desktop Effects Settings After Install Gnome Desktop Environment
Jun 6, 2010
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.
Im trying out popular distros running on Gnome.. to see possible installation candidate And having one problem with OpenSUSE 11.3 Gnome out of the box...I can not enable desktop effects.. it says it can not be done on my hardware configuration...My hardware: AMD Athlon 64bit 3000+, Ati Radeon X600 256MB, 2GB DDR2, 160GB HDD...In every other distro I tried from live CD.. I could enable desktop effects.Now I have tried update in that live session.. and when gone to that software application it asked and I downloaded 130Mb of software.flash player..etc... but I still did not have desktop effects... So my question is can it be done with my configuration... Works fine in ubuntu with Open drivers (radeon)...I would really like to make it possible on live CD.. because I dont wanna install and then see that I can not enable it...I know that most driver manipulations need restart.. so live session can not do that...But can you say if I could even make it happen on Raden X600? No problems in Fedora, Ubuntu...
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
I think I made one tweak too far and as a result have lost my desktop - no top panel, launcher just a blank screen with my desktop background. I've created a new user and everything is fine under that account so I don't think it is terminal. which files I should delete/replace to restore the desktop back to it's default settings? I've deleted the .gnome2, .gconf and .gconfd folders but that has not solved the problem.
I would like to install opensuse 11.2 on my children's new pc with nvidia 7025 graphic onboard card. which desktop environment is better between kde or gnome? I haven't a preference yet but I wolud like to install a light graphic system that can be used by a child of 5 yo.
i just installed opensuse 11.3 (after being on Mint for couple of years) and really impressed with stability compared to latest Mint 9/Ubuntu10.04.the only issue I have now is I can't turn on desktop effects neither in KDE nor in Gnome.In gnome i can't change compiz seetings at all - the windows freezes after i try to click on 'Enable desktop effects', and that's it. It worked fairly well in ubuntu though.
I am trying to install "GNOME Desktop Environment" on my server. i used the following command: yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment" I got it from this tutorial: [URL].. Now when i started the installation on my centOS 5 server. i got the following error please see this image: [URL].. Now i wanted to know how can i fix that issue.
I have a notebook with an Nvidia Quadro NVS 130M. Desktop effects were working on OpenSUSE 11.2. Last week I upgraded to OpenSUSE 11.3, and now desktop effects do not work. When I try to enable them, a box pops up that says something like "desktop effects are not supported on your hardware / configuration. Do you want to try anyway?". If I "try anyway", it does NOT work - I get a jumbled screen that is mostly black, but sometimes objects appear when I mouse over them.
I have the proprietary nvidia drivers (version 256.53) loaded and working (nvidia kernel module loaded, Nvidia splash screen on X server startup, correct lines found in Xorg.0.log).
The Composite option is enabled:
Never-the-less, I still cannot enable the desktop effects.
OpenSuSE 11.1 updated on Saturday to all of the latest patches and stuff. I was a bit behind, so quite a few things got updated. Most of them probably don't matter for this problem.
Prior to Saturday, desktop effects were working fine. After, they don't. Gnome still works ok, but attempting to go in to the "Desktop Effects" configuration just hangs for a minute (spinning "wheel" cursor) then nothing happens ("arrow" cursor returns).
Looking at things via "ps ax" I can see that clicking on "Desktop Effects" starts process(/usr/bin/python /usr/bin/simple-ccsm).
Running this from a CLI produces:
After which nothing happens and I have to hunt down the PID and kill it.
Searching for this "tuple index out of range" error, I found a couple of 2008 references, but those are for much older version so I'm thinking that they're probably not relevant. Nothing else seems to apply.
I have lost some icons from my desktop, they are, firefox, yast, thunderbird, emacs, the space and the names are still there, and when I hover the mouse over the space, it is highlighted as it should be. The application opens and runs as normal when I click on the space where the icon should be. The icons are also missing from the favorites bar on the left side and also from the panel top left when the app is running.I have tried, rebuilding the icon cache in 'usr/share/icons/hicolor', and also all othercon caches for that matter, and no difference. I tried uninstalling and installing the app, no differenence. I tried changing themes and icons from Tweak Tool, no difference. As far as I can see the icons are there in the hicolor directory
I have recently played around with Mac4lin a program to change the interface to one that resembles a Mac computer. I did not like the settings then decided to uninstall the program. It reverted to a really ugly looking gnome desktop rather than my previous settings. One thing that I don't like is that I have a foot icon on my gnome traditional menu button on the panel rather than the green ball type icon I used to have. I know it's not the end of the world that my icons do not look like it previously did, everything else is running smoothly, though I'm just more annoyed than anything else.
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 upgraded to ubuntustudio last night while I was sleeping, and when I woke up this morning and restarted the laptop the sleek desktop environment was gone. I actually liked that layout. I can't find a way in the settings to re-enable it. en uninstalled the ubuntustudio suite and restarted the system. Nothing changed. Do I have to reinstall 11.04?I really love the new layout..as a side note, I had a small bug with it when I tried to enable the compiz effects. when I enabled the rotating cube and restarted the system the menus were gone and it was only a blank desktop
I mean, to make compiz behave as per my configurations, is the only way modify and create all gconf keys? There is any way to make the so-calld CompizConfig configuration manager ccsm superseed /apps/compiz gconf entries?
I have openSUSE 11.2 installed with KDE4 and what is the proper way to install another desktop/window manager. Installing fluxbox is straight forward with zypper install fluxbox what about gnome and lxde? How will the default application be affected e.g. when I login into KDE, video is defaulted to smplayer If gnome/lxde is installed will the default app change with the desktop environment or will one app be defaulted to all desktop environment?
When I sudo apt-get install['ed] kolourpaint, I had to download all the stuff necessary for a KDE environment, I think. When I restarted the machine, everything went from black to light grey. Even NetworkManager went from the three or four curves to the pair of blue monitor computers. How do I restore the desktop environment settings?Since things changed after a command-line instruction, feel free to post the appropriate command-line instruction.
I'm running SuSE 11.3 with GNOME. I've just enabled the desktop effects, & then it crashed back to the login screen. Now every time I try to login, the screen goes black & crashes back to the login screen again. I just want to get the desktop effects turned off & switch it back to standard settings...actually this setting is done in root user so i must hv to open it...i tried using FailSafe but after login it doesn't crash back to login screen bt screen also doesn't show anything it stays a WHITE high bright Screen...i just started using linux distributions so please help me by giving solution in detail.runtime level is 5 at login time i also tried it with 3.
just now upgraded to GNOME 3.i have some problems with GNOME3.my first problem with GNOME 3 is i can't enable desktop effects.i don't know how to add widgets to the panel.see the above image i am also want to add openSUSE geecko in the place of activities.Malcolm where are you?not only Malcolm anybody whom using GNOME 3
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 am using DELL XPS STUDIO 1650 with configuration
Processor Intel Core2 Duo Processor P8700 (2.53GHz/ 1066 FSB/ 3MB Cache) Memory 3GB (2 X 2GB) Dual Channel 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM Hard Drive 320GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive Video Card 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3670 Wireless Network Card Intel WiFi Link 5100 (802.11a/g/n) Half Mini-card
i have installed the new 11.2 OS, every thing went well until i switched on the desktop effect, when i clicked the apply button the whole system freezed, i had to manually switch of the system and re-started. everything went well until the username and password was entered, at the time of the progress bar the system dint respond, but the curser was moving but very slow moment was observed. i tried to repair the system with the repair system option, i tried repairing the file system i got the following error after pressing the help button
the Ext4 file system of the partion /dev/sda6 is corrupted. to repair the file system, press repair"
and the second sda7 with the error "the Ext4 file system of the partion /dev/sda6 is corrupted. to repair the file system, press repair"
i pressed the repair button but nothing happen. and i even tried to re install the OS, the same problem exists.
I'm using ubuntu 11.4 ,during switching bitween ubunu, xubuntu, xfce desktop environment I lost my task bar. now I have no access to all the software.the only icons I can see are the ones I had on the desktop.
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.