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Old 12-28-2007, 02:46 PM   #1
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visual effects


hello, i just installed linux 7.10 on my laptop. I have tried to use visual effects (normal or extra) and they wont install. It just says desktop effects could not be enabled but it doesnt say why. My laptop has shared video memory .. I think it is sis graphics. I have 1gb of ram installed.

Anyone know why the visual effects wont worky?
 
Old 12-28-2007, 03:09 PM   #2
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Sorry, never heard of a distro called Linux 7.10 You sure you don't mean Ubuntu 7.10 ?

If those effects can't be enabled then there is an issue with the graphics card and/or driver. You'll need to post some specifics about your hardware as well as the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file
 
Old 12-28-2007, 06:17 PM   #3
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sorry..i am using ubuntu 7.10



# xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "0"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "stylus"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "stylus"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "eraser"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "eraser"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "cursor"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "cursor"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661/741/760 PCI/AGP or 662/761Gx PCIE VGA Display Adapter"
Driver "sis"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
Option "DPMS"
HorizSync 30-70
VertRefresh 50-160
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661/741/760 PCI/AGP or 662/761Gx PCIE VGA Display Adapter"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"

# Uncomment if you have a wacom tablet
# InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
# InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
# InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
EndSection

Last edited by MrMJS; 12-28-2007 at 06:57 PM.
 
Old 12-28-2007, 06:33 PM   #4
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I looked into it for you, and it does not look like you can get a driver that enables 3d acceleration on linux for that particular board. The only files that SiS has on their website are for red hat linux.
 
Old 12-28-2007, 06:34 PM   #5
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I forgot to mention, without 3d acceleration, you cannot enable desktop effects.
 
Old 12-28-2007, 06:51 PM   #6
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Looks like you'll need to install a different video card unless the Red Hat driver file can be installed correctly using Alien.

Last edited by masonm; 12-28-2007 at 06:52 PM.
 
Old 12-28-2007, 06:58 PM   #7
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Looks like you'll need to install a different video card unless the Red Hat driver file can be installed correctly using Alien.

i dont think that is an option, i am using a laptop. thank you for the help though
 
Old 12-28-2007, 07:19 PM   #8
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i dont think that is an option, i am using a laptop. thank you for the help though
Depends on the laptop. For some you can, for some you can't.
 
  


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