Software :: Disable Desktop Effects On Mandriva Without Reaching It?
Feb 13, 2009
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.
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?
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?
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 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?
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 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 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?
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.
have very limited experience with command line interfaces in Mac OSX (the OS that I'm used to). Please pitch any replies at the appropriate level My problem:I've installed Mandriva Spring 2010 Free in a Parallels Desktop 5 VM running inside Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).Parallels has a set of tools that I need to install to make the VM play nicely with my host OS. It is here that I'm running into problems. When trying to install Parallels Tools I get a warning that 'Some components needed for parallels tools installation are missing in your system;. I'm offered the chance to download them automatically. This download always fails and I'm told that I need to download 'kernel sources' manually and try again.
After some considerable research (remember I'm TOTALLY new to Linux) I found out what this means and have installed what I believe are the correct files using the 'install and remove software' window. As I understand it, I need to download the source files of the kernel I am using (exactly the same version), so I now have:kernel-desktop-latest - Version 126.96.36.199ernel-source-latest - Version 188.8.131.52These are 'virtual rpm's that make sure i always have the latest kernel versions, which as I understand it means that I should have the latest kernel and corresponding kernels sources... but I still get the damn error message telling me to install 'kernel sources' when I try to run the parallels tools installer.
I wanted to installed Skype on Mandriva 2009 x64, but qt4 was a pre requisite so I installed it first (from the control panel). I still got an error when trying to install Skype (downloaded rpm), so I tried to reboot. However, now I just get a black screen instead of a login prompt. I have had a lot of issues with X11, but I usually get at least a prompt, I don't even get that now. Just a black screen... If I hit ctrl+alt+F2 I can log in as root, and I tried to start x, but I get a message saying there is a problem with D-sub.
I've been using Fedora for quite awhile now, and thought I should move onto a different Distro. I'm used to the command "yum", and so this is all new. My hardware in my computer isn't that bad, but my graphics card is pretty old. I'm using the "radeon" driver because my card is an ATIx700 Pro. The proprietary driver won't work. The question I have is: Where are the Desktop Effects?Even with my "radeon" driver, It is able to run. I've had it on Suse and Fedora.
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?
fter I enable the desktop effects on KDE, everytime that I login in to a session,KDE crash.... Im just gettin a black screen.My question is. Can I turn off the desktop effects by editing a file? if so, which file do I need to edit.... and where is the extensive directory tree i can find a the file that holds information about kde crashing "error file or log file" were I can get more info in what is happening with KDE and find out why is crashing.
Desktop Effects could not be enabled. Also, I'm not having any luck installing Catalyst drivers. After installing Catalyst driver for the right kernel version, Xorg goes corrupt when starting up.Kernel: 184.108.40.206-64.fc11.i686.PAEVideo card: ATI Technologies Inc Mobility Radeon HD 3450$ glxinfo | grep renderdirect rendering: YesOpenGL renderer string: Software Rasterizer
I have installed Fedora 12 on my laptop (Lenovo X61s) and now I have some problems with my OS. Please help me to config my machine.Currently I can not enable Desktop Effects any more. I receive this message: "Accelerated 3D graphics is not available. Desktop effects require hardware 3D support."
I'm sure that I could enable the functions of compiz when I used fedora 11 and Fedora 12-beta on my laptop before.Besides, when I represent my slides, I can not see my screen on my laptop any more. It's dark. When I used Fedora 12-beta, I can see my screen and another screen for my representation.Is my Fedora lack of some necessary packages? Is it necessary to reinstall the VGA driver? How can I do?
I've just recently come back to Fedora from OpenSuSE, where all of my compositing worked beautifully before my hard disk took a big dump. Now that I have Fedora 13 installed, I've gone through the ridiculous hassle of eliminating nouveau so that my NVIDIA drivers can do all the work. Everything seems fine except that some of the animations of desktop effects are very slow and choppy. For example, the minimize window animation looks great, but upon un-minimizing, the animation gets choppy and slow. Same with the slide animation for the dialogue windows. Transitions of the desktop cube work just fine. Show windows animation works good on zoom out, but zooming back in is slow and choppy.
I'm quite puzzled here. Originally I used the NVIDIA driver from rpmfusion. I've had troubles before (with OpenSuSE) with the version in the repos, so I tried installing the latest version from the NVIDIA website. No changes though.
After I updated to KDE 4.5.3 in Fedora 13 I've had 2 things stop starting up when I boot up. They were working fine before the KDE update.
The first is desktop effects. I turn it on, but once I reboot then desktop effects are disabled again. When I turn them on I get a KWin message that it has been turned off by another application. How can I find out which application that is and why?
The second is Yakuake, which I want to start automatically when I boot up. I don't see where I can set it up to start automatically (and I don't remember how I did it before, or if it was automatic when I installed it).
UPDATE: I just found the autostart configuration and added Yakuake. It worked, now it runs whenever I start.
I have installed Fedora 14 on an old Pentium IV with 1 GB of RAM to experiment with. I enabled desktop effects and now I cannot log on to KDE. The computer freezes while loading the KDE Desktop environment.Any ideas on how I can fix this via the command line?
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..