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 just got a new graphics card (Well, I guess you shouldn't call it a graphics card, it's more of a workstation card) Anyway, the card is the PNY Nvidia Quadro FX 580 and I installed the proper drivers for it (Nvidia 177) But, I'm encountering a problem with enabling the visual effects.Everything was running fine and I was able to use the effects until I enabled "Xinerama" two support both my monitors. Xinerama works fine, but the Visual Effects were reverted back to "None." When I click on "Extra" it searches for graphics drivers then tells me that I should switch to the graphics driver for my on-board graphics (ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver).
The ironic thing is that in the description for the Nvidia 177 driver it says "If you wish to enable desktop effects, this driver is required." It does not say that on the board graphics driver. Any suggestions? I want to start feeling like an Ubuntu user again rather than a windows user.
I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 64bit on my system. Upgraded the NVidia driver to the latest one on the NVidia website: 270.41.19 to see if it corrected a problem of when VEs were enable (even Normal not Extra), I got a white or blank screen. I could tell the system was still working because I got the text info bubbles when I moved the mouse; but when I open an app or a window, the screen was blank. After updating the driver; I can see a sharper and faster rendering image but when I enable the VEs I still get the blank screen.
I've just finished my new build and installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.I have in it an MSI N8400GS D512D3H (NVidia Geforce 8400GS) which I thought would work for Ubuntu. After installing Ubuntu the visual effects are disabled, can't even get "Normal" settings in the Appearance dialogue. Updates have all been installed. Apt has been updated. "Hardware Drivers" screen draws a blank. No proprietary drivers listed at all. First time I've actually used a Graphics Card in an Ubuntu install.
I have a problem and i hope you can help me fix this. the problem is that when i want to enable the visual effects by system>preferences>apearance and i select the visual effects nothing happends and i get a box that says could not enable the visual effects. soo my question is wath is wrong? do i need to download something? or can i not use it i have a integraded grhaphics card a x3100 its a dell inspiron 1525
I recently migrated from windows to linux .i installed ubuntu 9.10 on my 32 bit system i faced this pblm .when i tried to enable visual effects error occurs and it says 'visual effects cant be enabled.i tried this System->Administration->Hardware Drivers.But window appeared saying ''no proprietary drivers are in use on this system''..If i have to install them what i need to do . my graphic card info is as code...
I'm running Karmic on an Acer Aspire AO751h and very aware of the issues regarding the GMA500 ans psb drivers, and after reading all the forums I've finally accomplished to make it work just fine. Last week it performed an update via the update manager and since then I haven't been able to restore/run any of the compiz settings and found out that the problem is that it doesn't let me turn on my visual effects under the appearance settings. When I attempt to set them as normal or extra, it starts "searching for available drivers" then the screen blinks several times, goes black, hides every window and just shows me my desktop background and then come back again and displays "Desktop effects could not be enabled". As I mentioned before, Compiz was running fine and I had no issues with the visual effects prior to the last update perfomed a week ago. Can you help me please?? If you need further information I'll be more than glad to provide them tou you, this is driving me nuts!
I want to enable extra visual effects on my Laptop but when I select it a windows pops up saying 'Desktop Effects could not be enabled' explain it in dummies terms i am 14 and just learning the basics of linux
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 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
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 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...
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:
Code: 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 have new hardware and I'm doing a dual boot, hoping that Ubuntu will be my primary OS, but I'm having trouble ringing it out. I installed Ultimate Edition 2.6.1 and in the past with an old machine I could turn on visual effects. With this machine, when I try to, it says it's looking for a driver, blinks a bit and then comes back with a message saying "Desktop visual effects cannot be enabled."
I assume that I don't have the nVidia driver loaded. When I go to Hardware Drivers, it says "No proprietary drivers are in use on this system." In synaptic, the latest driver does not show up. I followed the instructions on this site that someone put up which required adding some lines to the "Blacklist" then purging old drivers. It said to expect an error and what to do then, but I never got the error. When I tried to do the rest of the commands anyway, nothing seemed to happen. One of the steps was to download the latest driver, which I did. It was a .run file...........
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 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?