For some reason I cannot enable desktop effects. When I try to enable from the Appearance settings it actually turns on and I can see the effects, but then it pops up a message saying "Desktop effects could not be enabled" and then it turns them back off. I saw a thread suggesting I run compiz from the command line and check the output. But when I do that it works fine and gives no errors. I also tried downloading compiz-check and here's the output of that:
Gathering information about your system...
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.10
Desktop environment: GNOME
Graphics chip: ATI Technologies Inc Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Driver in use: fglrx
Rendering method: None
I click 'Enable' on the dekstop effects. Usually, nothing will pop up at all. Sometimes, the 'Keep Settings' thing will turn on, upon seeing I click it to keep the new settings. I turn the appearance page back on, and it says there are no effects enabled. I want to enable normal effects.
I had an old version of Ubuntu for almost half a year before updating to Lucid Lynx. I recently wiped the new version of ubuntu accidentally (lucid lynx) while playing around with it, but before I wiped it I had graphics driver and effects enabled no problem. Emerald and transparency worked, etc. I did the exact same steps this time that I did on my last install of Ubuntu- and now it won't work.
I have compiz installed but it won't enable effects either. My graphics card is a Nvidia GE Force MX, i think.
When I try to enable desktop effects it follows the usual procedures but at the very end it says: Desktop effects could not be enabled. My driver is working when I run that hardware test. this is my output from "compiz" at a terminal.
I have a Nvidia Geforce 8400GS card installed. I just reinstalled Ubuntu 9.10 on my computer, everything works but I can't enable desktop effects. I tried using the generic drivers in synaptic nothing. Tired the restricted drivers, (both of them) the system runs smoother, but still can't enable desktop effects.
I tried upgrading to 10. And after the upgrade and restart I just got a black screen. I couldn't even access the terminal So I went back to 9.10. I ran the compiz-checker script. And it spit back: "More than one graphics chip detected -- sorry, the script can not handle that. Aborting." Which lead me to believe the onboard card was still enabled. Unfortunately I can't disable it in bios as my bios doesn't have that option.
At first when i tried to enable desktop effects it said it was disabled and it had to enable it with control + shift + f12, whenever i did this it said it was enabled, but it actually wasn't.When i pressed defaults in the hope to fix it, it stopped working completely, i cannot even click on enable anymoreMy graphics card is a Radeon HD4850 and i have installed the driver trough jockey.The problem looks like this:I also seem to have a problem with themes that use transparent windows, i've tried several themes that were transparent for my friends, but they weren't for me...
I can't enable my desktop effects. When I go to Custom under Visual Effect I get an error saying visual effect can't be enabled.And I have a huge black block when ever I open my browser because of my Cairo Dock. Is anyone else having these problems with their upgrade to 10.04?
I had Compiz Fusion working and wobbly windows and the likes, but after installing some updates and VirtualBox, Cairo Dock and AWN to see which one I liked, Amarok and Qlix for Zune, I restarted. Now when I open Cairo Dock there is a black border around it like transparency is disabled, no desktop effects, and I am unable to activate them because I get a no drivers found message. I don't see why this is happening considering it was working from the get-go
I have an ATI Radeon x1300, which is on the legacy list so I don't think there are drivers for it anymore that work with newer versions of Ubuntu, but I don't understand why it worked before.
My system specs: Dell Dimension C521 2.5 GB RAM AMD Athlon 64 3200+ ATI Radeon x1300 Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 32 Bit (Is it worth upgrading to 64 bit?)
I am trying to do some video tutorials at [uRL] on Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10 this is the first edition to require desktop effects. When I install it in the VM it isn't enabled right away. when I go to enable it I ran in to the problem that I couldn't find appearance. When I opened appearance from the terminal I couldn't enable Visual effects because mutter is running. How do I drop to the base terminal and enable visual effects?
I don't remember what I was doing exactly, I think I was changing the wallpaper and at the same time doing something else when all of a sudden the monitor flickered and I no longer had the advanced desktop effects with compiz. They had been working perfectly before and now all of a sudden I cannot use them. When I click on 'Extra' in the 'Visual Efects' I get the message 'Could not enable desktop effects'.I've tried 'compiz --replace' in the terminal and the windoww borders go away.
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?
After a bit of a mess up i ended up reinstalling UNR on my acer aspire one. Have everything running as it was before except that i can't enable desktop effects. I don't know why this is as i had them working before. I am running the exact same version (9.04) and the desktop effects worked out of the box the last time. I don't know why i'm having a problem this time.
I'm trying to enable the Nvidia drivers so I can use the Desktop effects and play games but when I go to Systen -->Administration-->Hardware drivers It say that There are no proprietary drivers in use. install the Nvidia driver?
I have Lucid lynx on my laptop, its been working perfectly for months. Recently been trying to get flash videos on sites to play and came across a 'fix' that said to disable desktop effects, which I did.
That didn't work and afterward found out that adobe flash 10 don't work on 64-bit linux, which is what I have. Tried to re-enable desktop effects to normal but got "cannot load desktop effects" popup.
I've removed nvidia driver, reinstall it, tried to enable desktop effects, didn't work. Ran nvidia-settings which said to run as root nvidia-xconfig and restart X(alt-printscr-k), which I did, it didn't work. I just want my desktop effects back, I had it on extra.
Edit: Forgot to mention that at boot, after grub menu nothing shows. No login screen. I have to add "nomodeset" by pressing e at boot menu and typing it to the boot options to get a dialog to choose restart x which then shows the login screen.
Update: I've been searching all over, tried to install by downloading from nvidia site, didn't work, been rebooting like crazy after every try. Installed a bunch of nvidia files from software center and got hardware drivers to have nvidia current. The driver is activated and in use. However I still can't enable desktop effects and ubuntu doesn't boot normally. After the grub menu it shows the logo for a second then blank screen. I have to boot with nomodeset and choose to restart x or start in low graphics mode.
I've got an ati x1270 in my laptop and removed the fglxr driver and now I can't enable desktop effects and the preinstalled driver clearly isn't working and I don't really want to reinstall ubuntu AGAIN. I'm getting tired of it. I wouldn't have removed the driver except that I think it was effecting my booting because I was booting to a blank screen (and it wasn't my ram)
I am using ubuntu 10.04. In my computer I cant enable dasktop effects and cant play other games. when I want to enable dasktop effects, there was a error massage "Desktop effects could not be enabled". my computer's RAM is "2GB", swap is "5.8GB" and video card is "01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 [Chrome 9 HC] (rev 01)" I download and install a software from this site but it doesn't work. now what can I do?
So I recently fresh installed Ubuntu 10.10, and after a few hiccups I got everything running fine, including the desktop effects with Compiz. So anyways, after a couple days of everything working fine, I ran an update, and rebooted. When Ubuntu booted back up and I logged in, all the effects were off. I opened up Compiz and all the boxes were unchecked.So I went to the appearance settings, tried to enable the "Extra" visual effects, and then the "Searching for drivers" box popped up. It ran for a little bit and then closed and said "desktop effects could not be enabled". So I checked the restricted drivers thing and the ATI proprietary driver is enabled and in use.
But whenever I try to enable the effects the screen just flickers, the window borders flicker for a second, and then the window pops up saying the desktop effects couldn't be enabled. The searching for drivers window only pops up like half the time.My video card is an ATI Radeon HD 3870, and I've tried reinstalling the drivers for it.Also, whenever I run compiz my window borders disappear entirely and don't pop up again until I try to enable desktop effects in the appearance settings. I've lurked the forums a bit, and I haven't been able to find anything that has fixed my problem.
I am running F11 and want to spanky up my Gnome desktop a little by adding the desktop effects. When I try to enable it, my screen flickers then returns simply "unable to enable effects".I don't know where to go from here, I tried to google this but the 15 billions hits made me weep.One link seemed to provide some hope but after following the instructions, things went totally wrong and screwed up my X server; this could be because at first I didn't realise but a default install of F11 puts the PAE kernel on.
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?
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)
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?