Out of the box desktop effects; Debian vs. Ubuntu, Fedora, Suse...
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 28, 2007
Ok, this is a direct reflection of my inexperience with Linux and having to really deal with video card issues. Question is, when I run Ubuntu Feisty/Gutsy, Fedora 8, Mandriva 2008, SuSE 10.3, PCLOS, Mint (maybe others I can't think of) I have desktop effects out of the box without doing anything with my video drivers. When I installed Debian, I again did nothing with my video drivers and everything worked except after installing Compiz-Fusion I get an error "No compositing line" (verbage is from memory) and desktop effects are not possible.
Now, with that said, I did attempt at installing the ATI binary driver which did not work, crashed my xorg. After more investigation I learned that my card is not supported (ATI Radeon Mobility 9200).
What I am trying to understand is why do the forementioned Distros work with Compiz but Debian does not? looking at /etc/X11/xorg.conf, I really see no difference in the drivers section from one to the other. Only noticeable differenc
Tips for improving performance of desktop effects in KDE 4.5 (Kubuntu 10.10)
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 15, 2010
Few tips for getting smooth desktop effects in KDE 4.5 :
1) Disable blur effect in System settings>Desktop effects>All effects.
2) Press Alt+F2 and type oxygen-settings. Then go to "animations" tab and uncheck "enable animations". Also under "Window decorations" uncheck "enable animations".
3) System settings>Application appearance>Style>Fine tuning tab. Choose "Low display resolution and low CPU"
4) System settings>Desktop effects>Advanced tab choose fastest texture filter.
5) If your desktop effect are disabled on every reboot then you'll have to disable functionality checks. Go to System settings>Desktop effects>Advanced and check "disable functionality checks".
6) If you are running opensource drivers (ati or intel cards) you could try to improve your desktop effects with updating your drivers from xorg-edgers ppa. If updated drivers doesn't work better, you could safely downgrade your driv
How to set the event sounds in xubuntu 13.04?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 23, 2013
Hi , i just install succesffuly the xubuntu 13.04. Everything is ok, I can play mp3 and movies, JUST no system event sounds.
As a guid that is five years ago in this forum, i make out the login sound ! Sounds perfect! But no eny event sounds
How can i do? Why the development team did not make the xubuntu auto play sound? That is very hard for them? I think that is very hard for me -- for the people who like me.
Maybe the xubuntu 13.04 is just a SEMIFINISHED product?
Oh, my god. who can help me?
Thanks a lot!
DougN vs Ubuntu, Round 4: No system event sounds or Flash 10 audio
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 29, 2009
Doug vs Ubuntu 9.04, Round 4: I have established that I have the correct driver for my sound card installed. I have audio for music cds, movie dvds, and Internet radio. To address the system sounds issue, I was directed by a moderator here to run canberra-gtk-play on an Ubuntu sound file bell.ogg. The result was nada; it didn't play.
Concerning the Flash 10 audio problem, I was given a second directive to place libflashsupport.so in /usr/lib and run ldconfig. I did this, and bash responded /sbin/ldconfig.real: relative path 'libflash.so' used to build cache. Then, I closed Firefox, re-opened it, and proceeded to YouTube where I played a music video. Again, the result was video without audio when running Flash 10. Previously, I had demonstrated that Flash 10 was installed and working correctly by going the Adobe Flash test webpage. Also, I checked the Firefox Tools/Add-ons listing and saw only one version of Flash there, that is, Flash 10. Using Opera, I have no audio with Flash 10 eit
3D acceleration working on VMware 3.0 but desktop effects not working
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 13, 2009
Long time since my last post here on ubuntuforums hehe.
Ok, I have 3D working, as you can see:
some people say 3D cannot be turned on but here you can see it can so here I am, looking around for some help because I can't seem to find the way to enable desktop effects.
By the way, I'm running VMWare on a Macbook with the Intel X3100.
Virtualbox and Windows 7 Aero effects
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 18, 2012
I'm trying to make VIrtualbox work with Windows 7's Aero Peek effects, but am having little luck.
I believe the issue is with the graphics driver not supporting it, or not being signed by Microsoft. Is there a known way around this, or a better driver I can use? I've had a Google but so far I'm finding plenty of issues with no fixes.
.WMV playback plays sounds but no Video on Ubuntu
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 26, 2006
Hi, I'm just a relatively new user of Ubuntu. I installed Mplayer on my computer. When I tried to play .WMV files, it just plays the sounds of the clip, but the video doesn't show up. There is an error message shown when I play a .wmv file:
Cannot Find codec matching selected -vo and video format 0x33564D57
Can anyone help me? What should I do?
Desktop effects could not be enabled Nvidia Compiz
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 27, 2008
I have yet another problem. I am running Ubuntu Gusty with a GeForce 7200 GS PCI express card. Until recently I have been able to run the "normal" desktop effects nicely and "extra" ran kinda choppy. What i wanted was the complete 3D desktop experience (the multi-desktop cube thing). So I installed the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.12-pkg1.run hopeing for smoother video and the 3d cube option (which I have been unable to locate as of yet). Unfortunately I now cannot even enable "normal" desktop effects. I get the "Desktop effects could not be enabled" message. I'm worse off then when I started. Can anyone tell me how to clean up my mess and how to enable full 3D effects. can my card even handle effects like that? please let me know. I'm still a bit of a newbie so if you need any output for xorg.conf or the like please let me know how to do so and it will be posted asap.
Thanks in advance.
"In a world without walls and fences who n
Beryl / Ubuntu Desktop Effects
location: linuxquestions.com - date: June 13, 2007
What is Beryl and How do I get it?
Ok I saw on youtube this amazing cube effect thing and all and it says it was beryl. Now do I need a fancy video card t odo that kind of thing or will the one that came in my laptop be good enough. My laptop is a year old this month, so it isn't obselete or anything. Also how do I get the desktop effects to work in Ubuntu? I click on enable and the screen turns white and goes back but nothing happens. What do I do?
Disable Unity and enable desktop effects in 11.04
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 9, 2011
I upgraded to 11.04 when it was released and used Unity for a while. I wasn't really impressed with it and am planning to wait out for the next release until I test it again.
I switched over to ubuntu-classic session and everything seems to work as it used to - except for desktop effects. In older Ubuntus I could enable and disable them as needed under System->Appearance->Desktop Effects. There is no such menu anymore.
Do I have to downgrade to 10.10 or 10.04 to get Desktop Effects/Compiz support for classic Ubuntu? Is there some package I can install to get this working?
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