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Old 09-26-2009, 03:23 AM   #1
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custom visual effects


have ive just installed mint 7. i have a problem when i try and select custom visual effects. when i click on it, it says desktop effects could not be enabled . . could someone please help me or send me to a similar thread . .
and sorry for all these newbie posts
 
Old 09-26-2009, 04:23 AM   #2
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have ive just installed mint 7. i have a problem when i try and select custom visual effects. when i click on it, it says desktop effects could not be enabled . . could someone please help me or send me to a similar thread . .
and sorry for all these newbie posts
This is usually caused by your system not having a required display property. There are many special display characteristics at present, and not all of them are supported by all display drivers or video adaptors.
 
Old 09-26-2009, 04:37 AM   #3
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could i try and download divers for my graphics card? or am i way off the mark? lol
oh and how do i tell what graphics card i have

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Old 09-26-2009, 05:38 AM   #4
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Find what what video card you have with
Code:
# lspci
 
Old 09-26-2009, 06:33 AM   #5
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thanks for the replies ive got it sorted now, i just had to activate the ATI/AMD option in the hardware drivers window
 
  


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