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Old 12-08-2009, 11:12 AM   #1
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unable to enable visual effects in ubuntu 9.10


i have just installed ubuntu 9.10 . i ma facing two big pblms

1. after finishing installation it reports one or more disks are failing
and in overall assesment it says ''disk is being used outside design parameters''what to do



2.when i tried to enable visual effects
error occurs and it says 'visual effects cant be enabled '
i m completely new ..plz help me out..

hvik.nk@gmail.com
 
Old 12-08-2009, 12:29 PM   #2
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i have just installed ubuntu 9.10 . i ma facing two big pblms

1. after finishing installation it reports one or more disks are failing
and in overall assesment it says ''disk is being used outside design parameters''what to do
Replace the bad/failing disk.
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2.when i tried to enable visual effects
error occurs and it says 'visual effects cant be enabled '
i m completely new ..plz help me out..

hvik.nk@gmail.com
Install an updated graphics driver, that supports the effects.

Since you don't say anything about your hardware, it's impossible to say more. And spell out your words, please.
 
Old 12-08-2009, 02:39 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by sinvikram View Post
i have just installed ubuntu 9.10 . i ma facing two big pblms

1. after finishing installation it reports one or more disks are failing
and in overall assesment it says ''disk is being used outside design parameters''what to do



2.when i tried to enable visual effects
error occurs and it says 'visual effects cant be enabled '
i m completely new ..plz help me out..

hvik.nk@gmail.com
I think the problem is with your vga driver is it installed correctly?
 
Old 12-08-2009, 06:35 PM   #4
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2.when i tried to enable visual effects
error occurs and it says 'visual effects cant be enabled '
Go to System->Administration->Hardware Drivers and tell me what you see.
Click "install" if possible.
Nobody's going to give you support by email, and that's a great way to get picked up by spam bots.
 
Old 12-09-2009, 01:53 AM   #5
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[QUOTE=Bratmon;3784653]Go to System->Administration->Hardware Drivers and tell me what you see.
Click "install" if possible.

ya i tried it but window appeared saying ''no proprietary drivers are in use on this system''..If i have to install them what i need to do .
my graphic card info is as ::

vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ sudo lshw -C video
[sudo] password for vikram:
*-display UNCLAIMED
description: VGA compatible controller
product: KM400/KN400/P4M800 [S3 UniChrome]
vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm agp agp-2.0 bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=32 mingnt=2
resources: memory:d8000000-dbffffff(prefetchable) memory:dc000000-dcffffff memory:dd000000-dd00ffff(prefetchable)
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$

Last edited by sinvikram; 12-09-2009 at 02:32 AM.
 
Old 12-09-2009, 02:27 AM   #6
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1.) There isn't many ways around a bad disk. The only thing I can think of is using the Ubuntu livecd and writing 0's to disk 3-10 times using the dd command.
2.) The reason you can't enable visual effects is that you do not have a graphics card driver installed. Type 'lspci' (without quotes) in a terminal [Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal] and paste the output here.
 
Old 12-09-2009, 03:33 AM   #7
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vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8378 [KM400/A] Chipset Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237/VX700 PCI Bridge
00:09.0 Modem: Motorola SM56 Data Fax Modem (rev 04)
00:0f.0 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 86)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 ISA bridge [KT600/K8T800/K8T890 South]
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60)
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 78)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. KM400/KN400/P4M800 [S3 UniChrome] (rev 01)
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$
 
Old 12-09-2009, 04:58 AM   #8
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somebody plz help
 
Old 12-09-2009, 05:15 AM   #9
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First off, as hard as I know it is under the circumstances, please be patient; we're all volunteers here, so we can't respond instantly.

Doing a quick search for the the string returned by lspci suggests that you need the openchrome driver, which you can try to install (assuming it isn't installed already) like so:
Code:
 sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-openchrome.
The next step varies a bit depending whether or not that driver is already installed on your system (apt will tell you when it finished whether it needed to install a package or not). If the driver was already on your system, it clearly isn't being loaded correctly, which means you'll probably have to learn a bit about the xorg.conf file, or the modprobe command, and possibly both.

First things first, however: check to see if the driver is actually installed.

In regards to your disk problems, you might want to try checking the SMART status of your disk (install smartmontools). If the SMART data seems to be fine, you could try reformatting the problematic drive.
 
Old 12-09-2009, 05:28 AM   #10
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i got the following output::couldnt understand what it says



vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-openchrome
[sudo] password for vikram:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
xserver-xorg-video-openchrome is already the newest version.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
linux-headers-2.6.31-14 java-common libaccess-bridge-java-jni
libservlet2.4-java libaccess-bridge-java icedtea-6-jre-cacao
openjdk-6-jre-headless tzdata-java openjdk-6-jre libjline-java
openjdk-6-jre-lib squareness rhino libhsqldb-java ca-certificates-java
linux-headers-2.6.31-14-generic
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$

what next.....
 
Old 12-09-2009, 06:35 AM   #11
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Okay:
Quote:
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
indicates that the openchrome driver is in fact installed - now the question becomes why it isn't properly enabled.

My guess is that we're going to have to end up messing with the xorg.conf file here. First, however, run this command, and see if anything interesting comes up:

Code:
 dmesg | grep openchrome
Whether or not you found anything there, now run this:

Code:
 find /etc -name *xorg.conf
If that comes up with anything, post the contents of the xorg.conf file here.
 
Old 12-09-2009, 07:08 AM   #12
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vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ dmesg | grep openchrome
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ dmesg | grep openchrome
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ find /etc -name *xorg.conf
find: `/etc/ppp/peers': Permission denied
find: `/etc/cups/ssl': Permission denied
find: `/etc/ssl/private': Permission denied
find: `/etc/chatscripts': Permission denied
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$

thanks for help

this is what all appeared by running above codes...
 
Old 12-09-2009, 07:31 AM   #13
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Just to be sure, see if there's a file called xorg.conf in /etc/X11/:
Code:
 ls /etc/X11/xorg.conf
At this point, I suspect there isn't, but you never know.

Anyway, if /etc/X11/xorg.conf doesn't exist, that's likely a big part of your problem. Take a look at this page, which seems to be directly related to the problem you're having. Based on what's described there, it looks like your xorg.conf file should look something like this:
Code:
Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "openchrome"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
HorizSync 30-70
VertRefresh 50-150
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Subsection "Display"
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubsection
EndSection
EndSection
 
Old 12-09-2009, 10:13 AM   #14
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vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ ls /etc/X11/xorg.conf
ls: cannot access /etc/X11/xorg.conf: No such file or directory
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ ls /etc/X11/xorg.conf
ls: cannot access /etc/X11/xorg.conf: No such file or directory


vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ Section "Device"
Section: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Identifier: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ Driver "openchrome"
Driver: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ EndSection
EndSection: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ Section "Monitor"
Section: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ Identifier "Configured Monitor"
Identifier: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ HorizSync 30-70
HorizSync: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ VertRefresh 50-150
VertRefresh: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ EndSection
EndSection: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ Section "Screen"
Section: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ Identifier "Default Screen"
Identifier: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ Monitor "Configured Monitor"
No command 'Monitor' found, did you mean:
Command 'monitor' from package 'dmucs' (universe)
Monitor: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ Device "Configured Video Device"
Device: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ Subsection "Display"
Subsection: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ Modes "1024x768"
Modes: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ EndSubsection
EndSubsection: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ EndSection
EndSection: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ EndSection
EndSection: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$

this is all what it displayed..
thanks for efforts

Last edited by sinvikram; 12-09-2009 at 10:18 AM.
 
Old 12-09-2009, 11:21 AM   #15
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vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ ls /etc/X11/xorg.conf
ls: cannot access /etc/X11/xorg.conf: No such file or directory
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ ls /etc/X11/xorg.conf
ls: cannot access /etc/X11/xorg.conf: No such file or directory
You may need to be root/sudo to run finds in /etc with any success. Try "sudo find /etc -name *.conf", and see if you find a file
Quote:
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ Section "Device"
Section: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Identifier: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ Driver "openchrome"
Driver: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ EndSection
EndSection: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ Section "Monitor"
Section: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ Identifier "Configured Monitor"
Identifier: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ HorizSync 30-70
HorizSync: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ VertRefresh 50-150
VertRefresh: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ EndSection
EndSection: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ Section "Screen"
Section: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ Identifier "Default Screen"
Identifier: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ Monitor "Configured Monitor"
No command 'Monitor' found, did you mean:
Command 'monitor' from package 'dmucs' (universe)
Monitor: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ Device "Configured Video Device"
Device: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ Subsection "Display"
Subsection: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ Modes "1024x768"
Modes: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ EndSubsection
EndSubsection: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ EndSection
EndSection: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$ EndSection
EndSection: command not found
vikram@vikram-desktop:~$

this is all what it displayed..
thanks for efforts
All of that is the stuff you were told had to GO IN TO THE XORG.CONF file. Those aren't commands to be typed in.

And all of this is pointless anyway, since you still haven't addressed your failing hard drive, which will take whatever work you do to get X working with it, when it dies. Replace your hard drive, do a fresh install, which will fix your X problems and drive problems all at once. And don't repost within two hours, wondering why you aren't getting help...we volunteer here.
 
  


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