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Old 02-13-2009, 01:35 PM   #1
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How to disable desktop effects on mandriva without reaching desktop

Hello, I successfully Installed nvidia graphics driver version 173.14.12 for Geforce FX5200 on Mandriva 2008 (It couldn't find a precompiled header, so built the driver against devel) .

It worked OK, everything became faster(than not having a driver) and OpenGL games were acceptable too.

Then I enabled 3D desktop effects (to it's medium level), it said it should log off, it did and restarted X server and then (autologin) Gnome didn't come. It's the screen in loading desktop, and cursor shows "working in background"(busy but shows the cursor itself too).

I'm not very interested in 3D effects, I just wanted to see how it is, now I want to know how to get it back.

I tried to go through Alt+Ctrl+F1 and close the program supposed to do 3D effects, or restart to runlevel 3 and change XF86Config but nothing seemed relative to 3D effects.

Old 02-13-2009, 06:57 PM   #2
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Boot into safe mode, Type XFdrake (Note capitals).
Turn off 3d there or select xorg,vesa reboot and use MCC.



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