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Desktop Special Effects

Postby Pumalite on Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:10 pm

Do I need to install a driver? Right now my xorg.conf shows only 'nv' as the driver.
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Re: Desktop Special Effects

Postby Steely on Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:28 pm

Hi

You will need 3d acceleration to use desktop effects. The nv means you are using the open source nvidia driver and does not provide the 3d acceleration.

Mint KDE CE comes with a program named Envy to install ati and nvidia drivers. If you have any questions about the use of Envy please post back here and include the model of nvidia card you have with your computer.

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Re: Desktop Special Effects

Postby Pumalite on Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:40 pm

Thanks for the reply. I found that out. What I found curious is that Envy installed an old driver when I have 7800 GT. (100.14.23)??
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Re: Desktop Special Effects

Postby Zwopper on Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:10 am

You should update envy first...
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Re: Desktop Special Effects

Postby Tony G on Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:29 am

(Don't mean to hijack this thread; it just seemed silly to post this separately)

I have Envy 0.9.8.0-ubuntu13 and (if KDE settings is detecting it correctly) an ATI Radeon (fglrx) card. What do I need to do for graphics Nirvana?

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lspci | grep -i vga

reports 01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon IGP 330M/340M/350M, instead. Methinks I have some reading to do in Graphic Cards & Monitors :)
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