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Old 04-07-2008, 04:31 AM   #1
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Question how to enable desktop effects?

please guys ,,

i have fedora 8 ,

when i try to enable desktop effects , an error appears "Desktop effects could not be enabled"

i didnit know why .
may be from drivers

i have a motherboard gigabyte GA-MA69VM-S2 - with built-in VGA ATI X-1200.

is there a solution?
please HELP ME .
Old 04-07-2008, 01:51 PM   #2
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It enables the effects (compiz-fusion pretty surely) if it seems the hardware can do it. For ATI cards that means you need to have the ATI graphics card drivers installed that provide hardware accelaration; see ATI website for information on your card and if it's supported by the Linux drivers they provide.

If their site provides Linux drivers for your architecture (32- or 64-bit) for your specific card model you can either download the driver installer there and follow the instructions given by ATI, or see if your package manager happens to have a Fedora-team-made package that has the drivers. The package manager solution is easier, but if there is no ATI driver for your card there, then the installer from ATI's site is your only option for that driver (and if it doesn't exist, then it doesn't). After successfully installing the drivers, restarting and still having your X working you can re-try enabling the effects. Note that the case is often worse with built-in graphics cards than those that are not.

One option, if there are no drivers for Linux for your card model, is to try out the Mesa drivers. Not sure how well they work, how easy they are to install nowadays and if it works for you, but it's a chance at least..
Old 04-07-2008, 03:32 PM   #3
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thznx my friend
i will try i tell u .
Old 04-07-2008, 04:27 PM   #4
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but my card is not supported on ATI website

also in unofficial website

what can i do else ?

is there a solution .

please help me >

Last edited by h@wk; 04-07-2008 at 04:33 PM.
Old 04-08-2008, 03:59 AM   #5
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hey guys

what is the solution ,

please help me

what i can do to find the driver for this card (ATi Radeon Xpress 1200 ).

please help me .


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