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Old 05-10-2008, 10:58 PM   #1
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Desktop effects could not be enabled


I am trying to add extra effects to my ubuntu 7.10 and everytime I try I get this error message

"Desktop effects could not be enabled"

Anyone know why??

Additional information: 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device
 
Old 05-11-2008, 01:24 AM   #2
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be care ful if your video card cant handle it you might find yourself re-installing Ubuntu. I turned on the effects and had a black screen noway to fix it.
 
Old 05-11-2008, 01:30 AM   #3
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If you get a black screen, ctrl+alt+f1 followed by:
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sudo apt-get remove compiz
then
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sudo shutdown -r now
and you "should" be back up and running.

In response to the original post you may not have compiz installed, try:
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sudo apt-get install compiz
and then restart and see if the option is available.
 
Old 05-11-2008, 02:00 AM   #4
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It says compiz is already the newest version
 
Old 05-11-2008, 02:11 AM   #5
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Then it's probably just that your video card can't handle it, you could try going into the Compiz configuration manager thingy that's somewhere in the menus and turning off a lot of the things you don't want and only turning on specific things, then try turning on the Desktop Effects.
 
Old 05-11-2008, 01:05 PM   #6
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What are the video card requirements to set the system to extra effects on compiz-fusion?

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