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Apr 4, 2011

I recently installed fedora 14 on my Asus laptop with Nvidia GEForce 130m Cuda Video card. I installed the nvidia drivers, but when I go to configure any sort of visual effects in systemsettings it says Code: Your hardware cannot support visual effects due to the following problem: The problem is that it gives no problems for me to fix! How can I find out what the issue is?

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Feb 3, 2010

I have ubuntu 9.10 I have the ATI Technologies Inc Mobility Radeon HD 3600 Series [1002:9598]video card. I dont know what it is but i want to enable extra visual effects. unfortunally a message stating "searching for drivers" appears, eventuall folowed by " Visual Effects can not be enabled" i think this is due to the drivers obviosly.

what are the drivers I need for linux (if any) for my specific video card? what do I need to do? also which video card are best fit for ubuntu/ linux? note: I dont know what it is, but originally when I first installed ubuntu I did something and the visual effects had worked had worked and up until recently i may or may not have of messed with any thing could i have of touched something

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I'm using a Gateway LT3103u running a dual boot of Win 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 (separate partitions) and ever since I've started using Ubuntu (last October) I've had persistent graphic card problems.

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Even with visual effects off I still have problems and at times parts of the menu will stay on the screen in a little box which covers any windows that open beneath it. The only way to get rid of it is to turn visual effects on so the screen resets then hit use previous settings.

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Jun 18, 2009

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May 30, 2011

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Apr 4, 2010

I'm running Karmic Koala 64 bit on my Lenovo T400 laptop with switchable graphics having both Intel and ATI video cards. I've set my bios to use the intel card only and turned the automatic switching off. So far so good, but I'd like to turn on compiz for basic window animations. When I try to start compiz by selecting


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"System" -> "Administration" -> "Hardware Drivers"

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Jan 11, 2010

I am having a bad slowdown issue when I enable Visual Effects with the Ati proprietary drivers that come with the installation. Everything runs very slow maximizing and minimizing take about 3-5 seconds per click and the effects get all choppy and don't look right like they did on my x1950 video card. I have tried downloading the current drivers from the ATI site but they don't seem to be initialising correctly after I perform the install.

I also know that the graphics card is not the culprit as it works perfectly fine on my Windows 7 64 bit install. There is no reason that my video card cannot handle the Visual Effects as it is a 1GB 4890 should have more than enough horsepower.

My machine is:

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Mar 5, 2010

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Just installed an ATI Radeon 9500 Pro graphics card (128 Meg). Linux just seemed to work fine with it - I didn't need to install any extra drivers or anything.

Before, when I was using onboard graphics, if I tried to choose "normal" or "extra" visual effects, it told me that I didn't have sufficient hardware. Now, since installing the card, it first said "installing drivers" then a message came up saying "do you want to keep these settings .... respond in 30 secs etc...

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I looked around and there seem to be drivers available direct from ATI but are these newer than those available already on Ubuntu 9.10? It is very confusing. It seems that I have might have to uninstall existing drivers before I can install new ones and I am reluctant to do that because - at the moment, apart from visual effects, everything works And would doing this even help anyway?

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