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Old 12-23-2007, 01:22 AM   #1
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desktop effects cannot be enabled


hi
i have installed fedora 6.
whenever m tryin to enable desktop effects m getting the message desktops effects cannot be enabled
can neone help me out f this
 
Old 12-23-2007, 01:28 AM   #2
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what are your system specs, also fedora core 6 is old, the newest version is fedora 8, you might want to try that
 
Old 12-23-2007, 05:34 AM   #3
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You could try a live distro such as Ubuntu or OpenSUSE to see if your hardware is able to support effects.
 
Old 12-23-2007, 02:59 PM   #4
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The most general reason for this occurring is driver issues. You're probably using default xorg drivers. In that case, generally I've found desktop effects don't work.

Using Fedora, you can get the nVidia drivers via RPM. The package is something along the lines of kmod-nvidia and can be obtained at www.livna.org.

For ATi drivers, you'll have to ask someone else. I don't use their cards.

If you're using S3 graphics cards, http://www.s3graphics.com/en/resources/drivers/.

If, after installing your applicable proprietary drivers, it still doesn't work, come back and ask.
 
Old 12-23-2007, 06:35 PM   #5
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Why would anyone want 'desktop effects' enabled?
 
Old 12-24-2007, 10:15 AM   #6
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Because Desktop Effects are fun and distracting. Plus when your friends come over and you show them they're amazed and you're actually cool instead of just being a nerd.
 
Old 12-31-2007, 12:44 PM   #7
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yo man i agree with you......
 
Old 01-13-2008, 03:05 PM   #8
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hey m not havin ne graphics card in my computer...so i wont be able to see these desktop effects or what...

m using fedora 8..
p4,1 gb ram
 
Old 01-13-2008, 03:07 PM   #9
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when i typed "desktop-effects" in terminal...i got this message
desktop effects cannot be enabled


[avinash@localhost ~]$ desktop-effects
compiz (core) - Fatal: No GLXFBConfig for default depth, this isn't going to work.
compiz (core) - Error: Failed to manage screen: 0
compiz (core) - Fatal: No manageable screens found on display :0.0
[avinash@localhost ~]$
 
Old 01-14-2008, 07:05 AM   #10
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It probably won't work.

First, you have a graphics card, although it might not really appear so because it may be on-board. Well, it's not technically a card, but it is a graphics device. Which could be a card. But it's not because they opted to build it into the system.

Anyway.

Although I am by no means an expert on the matter, it appears that it's complaining that you don't have hardware acceleration or something similar. This could be as simple as a lack of proprietary drivers or as depressing as it just won't work with your display.
 
Old 01-21-2008, 05:04 PM   #11
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sry ..i din get u ....
how can i check whether m havnin ne media accelerator in ma pc or not......
 
  


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