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 just installed Fedora 11, and am trying to install my video card drivers. I have an Nvidia geforce gtx 260m. So far I have installed both the kmod-nvidia and akmod-nvidia packages, and I still cannot enable desktop effects. After i installed the akmod package, I sometimes see the nvidia logo for a split second when I log out, but my drivers are still not correctly installed.
I just added a new NVidia graphics card (PCI) that's 512 RAM, DDR2, the GeForce 8400 GS. OpenSUSE boots fine and shows the desktop but it tells me I cannot enable desktop effects, which should be no problem with this computer and card.
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'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.
Can't enable 3d effects on lucid lynx even if restricted nvidia driver (v195.36.24) is installed and activated. Actually 3D effects were working with compiz etc, but at a given moment -not sure if after the final release of the 10.04 - they stopped working, and now it always fails to enable them.
I am fairly new to Ubuntu, so I'm sorry if I don't include any necessary information. Installed 10.10 rc from CD about 3 days prior to official release and everything was working fine... went about installing software and setting up laptop for use. About one week later, got prompted for upgrade and went ahead through update manager. Now can't enable desktop effects. Right after upgrade had a period where title bars of windows would not display... menus were present, but no title bars, no maximize/minimize/close buttons and no dragging windows to new locations on screen That has since resolved itself. Spent quite awhile searching forums, created xorg.conf at one point, later deleted it.
compiz-check says this: Code: ./compiz-check Gathering information about your system... Distribution: Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop environment: GNOME Graphics chip: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02) Driver in use: intel [Code]...........
I am running Lucid Lynx kernel 184.108.40.206. Soon after the latest kernel update I noticed that Virtualbox would not launch when I clicked on the icon. I have searched the Internet for days, tried numerous possible fixes, over hours of effort, but can't get it working at all. Ubuntu Lucid runs great!! There are no errors just a few blinks of the hard drive indicator and nothing. Is there anyone out there that has seen this same issue?
I am running Wubi 64 bit Lucid on a Toshiba Satellite A215 S7422. In Karmic I was able to use desktop effects on max, with cube desktops and all the bells. I can no longer enable them, and after running Compiz-check I received a fail on "Checking for hardware/setup problems." The given reason was "Software Razterizer in use." Any idea what the rasterizer is/does? Would disabling it affect any other processes?
PS: If anyone can link to an article explaining how to switch from W7 Bootloader to Grub 2 (Which I already have installed)
I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Desktop Edition and most of the time I get these random freezes and then I have to turn off my computer and reboot it back on. It's getting really annoying because I am constantly downloading huge packs of data and it freezes and then I have to start re downloading...
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 had to do quite a lot of digging before I managed to work out how to do this. It turns out to be reasonably straight forward, and so here is my howto all in one place.
Objective: Connect to my Ubuntu (Lucid Lynx) Desktop machine (which does not have a screen or keyboard) using a remote desktop viewer and get my usual GNOME desktop interface. And have the desktop persist while I am not disconnected.
I have recently discovered one niggly issue with some of the keys being messed up. 'm' and 's' in particular? I am looking into it and will update this post when I have resolved it.
The following steps were performed on a freshly installed version of Ubuntu 10.04-desktop. Just for clarity:
Install a VNC server. There is a choice of servers I chose the "tight" one.
Setup your VNC password. This password isn't very important as my setup will only allow for connections via SSH, so 123456 is what I used. One can possibly disable it?
At this point or the first time you run 'vncserver' (I forgot to check) the all important and much discussed ~/.vnc/xstartup file is auto generated. This is the make or break place where you can either get GNOME over VNC or not. My xstartup which required NO changes was:
Give the VNC server a test, by running it from the command line.
Try connecting to the VNC server:
Ok if that all worked then great! It all did for me and my machine was fresh from the CD.
Now we setup the VNC server to run all the time. There are a variety of ways of doing this. Since this howto requires the use of a SSH shell one could quite easily run the vncserver (as we did above to test it) and then disown (haven't tested if this is actually required) commands the first time you connect. This would leave the VNC server running until you used the vncserver --kill command. This would be a suitable approach if you had many different users wanting to have VNC GNOME desktops.
For convenience in a single user setup we can get the VNC server to be started at boot time:
Make the contents of 'vncserver.user' (credits to some smart guy on some blog out there that I couldn't find again. and then I made a few improvements):
Recently (after the new version iPlayer was released I guess) I have been unable to download IPlayer content. On going to download, the IPlayer screen offers to install the IPlayer Desktop app, tries to install Air (already installed via Software Centre) and fails with a message like "A download error occurred. Try to download again?". Repeating just loops around to the same error message.
This happens on both my PC and laptop - both running Lucid. Have tried uninstalling the Iplayer app and Air, but still the same happens. Any suggestions, or do I have to wait for the Beeb to get it sorted?
I updated to the latest version of Ubuntu and before I could connect to the network "krafft" that is a WPA2-Personal protected network.If I go into Windows and change security to none I can connect with Ubuntu, but not when it's protected.After a bit of time logged in without network a dialogue pops up and looks almost like this :but "Focus" is replaced with "krafft" and the password is something else.I know that the password is right and the network worked perfectly before update.I got an USB wireless network receiver from D-Link and the chipste is ralink rt2870.In the previous Ubuntu distribution you had to write "blacklist rt2800usb" in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf but it won't work with or without that blacklist.When I updated I saw some message about the network manager(at least I think so) so maybe the problem is in that.
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.