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Old 12-07-2010, 07:59 PM   #1
Victor2112
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Desktop Effects could not be enabled... isue


I'm currently running Ubuntu 10.10 on VMware.
My computer has a NVidia 8800GT graphics card.

I'm trying to activate the Desktop Effects but keep getting the following error message: "Desktop Effects could not be enabled"

I'm very new to Linux so I'm still in the extreme learning phase.

Could someone offer suggestions on how to get this to work?

My goal is to get Compiz to work. I was able to download/install it but I don't think it's working because of the Desktop Effects issue I have.

Thank you all to those who reply. I do appreciate the help.
 
Old 12-07-2010, 08:30 PM   #2
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Have you gone into VM's settings Display options and turned on the Accelerate 3D Graphics?
 
Old 12-08-2010, 08:41 AM   #3
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I just verified and they are turned on.
 
Old 12-08-2010, 09:32 AM   #4
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Did you install the VMware Tools in your Ubuntu?
 
Old 12-08-2010, 01:05 PM   #5
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No I haven't. I'm looking that up right now to see how it's done.

Thank you for these tips!
 
  


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