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Old 01-01-2008, 01:53 PM   #1
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FC8 and Desktop Effects

I am in the process of setting up FC 8 on an IBM/Lenovo T60 with an ATI Radeon X1300. With the base install desktop effects would fail when I tried to enable them. I did some research and found I needed to install the ATI drivers to enable thm, and also use and older version of x-server. That is done, and I got the desktop effects working, kind of.

Now the issue is when I startup they are not enabled fully. By that I mean I don't get any desktop effects, and can't switch workspaces, but when I go to desktop effects they are enabled. If I disable and enable again then they work. Also when using deskto effects all of the areas that are supposed to be a shadow (under the top panel for example) show as white bars. I can't find anything on hiw to correct this, and would really like some help on getting everything working right.
Old 01-01-2008, 06:37 PM   #2
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If I'm not mistaken you need to look into installing Compiz-Fusion to get the desktop effects working fully and reliably. Compiz-Fusion can be tricky. If there are no helpful threads here have a look at Fedora Forum.


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