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Old 01-05-2008, 10:28 AM   #1
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Post Edubuntu 7.10- Cannot enable the Desktop effect


I have installed Edubuntu 7.10 (thank you ShipIt for providing it), but I can not enable desktop Effects using System> Preferences> Appearance> Visual Effects. I get the following error messages as posted in the Screen Shots. I tried both Normal and Extra options, none of the two worked and gave the same error message as follows.

I tried to solve this problem by installing Fusion Icon, Emerald Theme Manager and GL Desktop. But I am unable to solve this problem. When I try to launch Fusion Icon nothing happens though it is installed like the other two mentioned above.

My system specs are as follows:

Intel C2D E4300 processor (1.8 GHz), 3 GB DDR2 667 MHz RAM with X3000 INTEL On Board Graphics.

Could someone help me please?

Thank you.
Old 01-07-2008, 02:28 AM   #2
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you could try by re-installing GNOME and seeing if that helps i don't see why it shouldn't work but its worth a try if you would like to re-install GNOME i found this website on how to re-install GNOME i don't know if it should be any different for Edubuntu i have not used it but its all i can think of the website is:

i hope it can be of some help, good luck
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Thanks for reply What I could dig out is that my onboard X3000 is a blacklisted hardware for compiz. there is a way to bypass it and I tried that. But the compiz manager still is not working properly and that non working is not the flaw which made the HW black listed.
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I can use Compiz, but I have no idea how really it happened. :huh:

So here are the chain of events that took place:

I updated my Ubuntu installation completely including all the necessary and recommended updates.

Following Ubuntu community guide used Emerald theme manager to download all the GPL'd themes.

I reinstalled Fusion Icon.

And as I clicked on the Fusion Icon, Voila!!! it is working! The Fusion Icon displayed another small icon on the panel through which I just had to change the window manager to Compiz from Default Metacity.

Honestly, I have no idea why and how things fell in place.

Thanks very much for your help and I hope this post will help others with same issues as mine.

See the Screen shots 1 and 2 for Compiz in action. Its really great.

I have tried Compiz on 7.04 with a nVidia card in another PC, but it never looks so much great.

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