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Cannot Enable Desktop Effects...

Postby Carl on Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:22 pm

I've just installed the Latest Nvidia drivers using this tutorial on the Ubuntu forums:



When I select "Extra" under the "Visual Effects" tab of the Appearance Preferences window I get the error

Desktop Effects Cold Not Be Enabled


and so I tried

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compiz --replace


in the terminal and I got the following error:

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Checking for Xgl: not present.
xset q doesn't reveal the location of the log file. Using fallback /var/log/Xorg.0.log
Detected PCI ID for VGA:
Checking for texture_from_pixmap: present.
Checking for non power of two support: present.
Checking for Composite extension: present.
Checking screen 1Comparing resolution (1680x1050) to maximum 3D texture size (8192): Passed.
Checking for Software Rasterizer: Not present.
Checking for nVidia: present.
Checking for FBConfig: present.
Checking for Xgl: not present.
/usr/bin/compiz.real (core) - Error: Could not acquire compositing manager selection on screen 0 display ":0.0"
/usr/bin/compiz.real (core) - Fatal: No manageable screens found on display :0.0
Window manager warning: Buggy client sent a _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW message with a timestamp of 0 for 0x3400059 (Shiretoko)
Window manager warning: meta_window_activate called by a pager with a 0 timestamp; the pager needs to be fixed.



I'm running Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" 64-bit Edition and I have an Nvidia 9600GT
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Re: Cannot Enable Desktop Effects...

Postby lagagnon on Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:38 pm

Show us the output of:

lsmod
cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
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Re: Cannot Enable Desktop Effects...

Postby Carl on Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:08 pm

Output of "lsmod"
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Module                  Size  Used by
binfmt_misc            18572  1
bridge                 63904  0
stp                    11140  1 bridge
bnep                   22912  2
input_polldev          12688  0
video                  29204  0
output                 11648  1 video
lp                     19588  0
snd_hda_intel         557364  3
snd_pcm_oss            52352  0
snd_mixer_oss          24960  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_usb_audio         108832  0
snd_usb_lib            27392  1 snd_usb_audio
snd_hwdep              16776  1 snd_usb_audio
snd_pcm                99336  3 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_usb_audio
snd_seq_dummy          11524  0
snd_seq_oss            41984  0
snd_seq_midi           15744  0
snd_rawmidi            33920  2 snd_usb_lib,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event     16512  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq                66272  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
uvcvideo               69512  0
snd_timer              34064  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device         16276  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
compat_ioctl32         18304  1 uvcvideo
videodev               45184  2 uvcvideo,compat_ioctl32
snd                    78792  17 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_usb_audio,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
ppdev                  16904  0
psmouse                64028  0
serio_raw              14468  0
pcspkr                 11136  0
nvidia              10274504  26
snd_page_alloc         18704  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
v4l1_compat            23940  2 uvcvideo,videodev
soundcore              16800  1 snd
parport_pc             45096  1
parport                49584  3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc
usbhid                 47040  0
usb_storage            94912  0
forcedeth              68368  0
floppy                 75816  0
fbcon                  49792  0
tileblit               11264  1 fbcon
font                   17024  1 fbcon
bitblit                14464  1 fbcon
softcursor             10368  1 bitblit


Output of "cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf"
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# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder62)  Wed May 27 01:58:49 PDT 2009

Section "Monitor"
   Identifier     "Monitor0"
   VendorName     "Unknown"
   ModelName      "Unknown"
   HorizSync       28.0 - 33.0
   VertRefresh     43.0 - 72.0
   Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
   Identifier     "Screen0"
   Device         "Device0"
   Monitor        "Monitor0"
   DefaultDepth    24
   SubSection "Display"
      Depth       24
   EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier     "Mouse0"
   Driver         "mouse"
   Option         "Protocol" "auto"
   Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
   Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
   Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier     "Keyboard0"
   Driver         "kbd"
   # generated from default
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
   Identifier     "Layout0"
   Screen      0  "Screen0"
   InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
   InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Device"
   Identifier     "Device0"
   Driver         "nvidia"
   VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
   Option   "DontZap"   "False"
EndSection



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Re: Cannot Enable Desktop Effects...

Postby rldev on Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:17 pm

Did you ever get this resolved? I also can not enable desktop effects and I have nvidia drivers installed for 6100se, Mint 7
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Re: Cannot Enable Desktop Effects...

Postby Carl on Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:51 pm

rldev wrote:Did you ever get this resolved? I also can not enable desktop effects and I have nvidia drivers installed for 6100se, Mint 7


Well as I only asked a few hours ago I'm still hopeful :wink:

what drivers have you got installed are you using 64bit or 32bit?

if your error is different then mine when typing "compiz --replace" into the terminal consider creating your own thread as it will more likley get answered :)
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Re: Cannot Enable Desktop Effects...

Postby markcynt on Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:42 am

Looking at the last section of cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf leads me to believe that your graphics driver is not installed properly.

It's just an educated guess but I don't have much of an education. I just compare yours with mine.

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Section "Device"
        Identifier     "Device0"
        Driver         "nvidia"
        VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
        BoardName      "GeForce 8800 GTS"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
        Option         "Xinerama" "0"
        Option  "DontZap"       "False"
EndSection
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Re: Cannot Enable Desktop Effects...

Postby lagagnon on Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:58 am

Carl: try adding this stanza to your xorg.conf file

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
EndSection
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Re: Cannot Enable Desktop Effects...

Postby Carl on Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:50 am

Well I got a couple of errors when installing the driver which I took pictures of with the camera :lol: I will post them later on when I get a chance :oops:
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Re: Cannot Enable Desktop Effects...

Postby lagagnon on Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:55 am

Carl wrote:Well I got a couple of errors when installing the driver ...


Sheeshh, now you tell us! Thanks. :x
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Re: Cannot Enable Desktop Effects...

Postby rldev on Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:18 am

Carl wrote:
rldev wrote:Did you ever get this resolved? I also can not enable desktop effects and I have nvidia drivers installed for 6100se, Mint 7


Well as I only asked a few hours ago I'm still hopeful :wink:

what drivers have you got installed are you using 64bit or 32bit?

if your error is different then mine when typing "compiz --replace" into the terminal consider creating your own thread as it will more likley get answered :)


LOL I didn't realize this was a fresh post.

I have the nvidia 1.8x drivers installed. I am running 32bit. I get the same errors. It crashes my desktop. I have to ctrl > alt > backspace to get working again. Here are my errors, same as yours.

Checking for Xgl: not present.
xset q doesn't reveal the location of the log file. Using fallback /var/log/Xorg.0.log
Detected PCI ID for VGA:
Checking for texture_from_pixmap: present.
Checking for non power of two support: present.
Checking for Composite extension: present.
Checking screen 1Comparing resolution (1680x1050) to maximum 3D texture size (4096): Passed.
Checking for Software Rasterizer: Not present.
Checking for nVidia: present.
Checking for FBConfig: present.
Checking for Xgl: not present.
/usr/bin/compiz.real (core) - Error: Could not acquire compositing manager selection on screen 0 display ":0.0"
/usr/bin/compiz.real (core) - Fatal: No manageable screens found on display :0.0

xorg.conf

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "DontZap" "False"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# generated from default
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# generated from default
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "nvidia"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "NoLogo" "True"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "nvidia-auto-select"
EndSubSection
EndSection

lsmod results
Module Size Used by
vboxnetadp 88552 0
vboxnetflt 95240 0
vboxdrv 130216 1 vboxnetflt
binfmt_misc 16776 1
ppdev 15620 0
bridge 56340 0
stp 10500 1 bridge
bnep 20224 2
input_polldev 11912 0
video 25360 0
output 11008 1 video
nfsd 227756 17
auth_rpcgss 42144 1 nfsd
exportfs 12544 1 nfsd
nfs 266344 0
lockd 74156 2 nfsd,nfs
nfs_acl 11136 2 nfsd,nfs
sunrpc 195424 15 nfsd,auth_rpcgss,nfs,lockd,nfs_acl
lp 17156 0
parport 42220 2 ppdev,lp
snd_hda_intel 435636 3
snd_pcm_oss 46336 0
snd_mixer_oss 22656 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 82948 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy 10756 0
snd_seq_oss 37760 0
snd_seq_midi 14336 0
snd_rawmidi 29696 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 15104 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 56880 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 29704 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 14988 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
nvidia 7233756 26
k8temp 12416 0
agpgart 42696 1 nvidia
snd 62628 15 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
soundcore 15200 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 16904 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
i2c_nforce2 14980 0
pcspkr 10496 0
psmouse 61972 0
usblp 20224 0
serio_raw 13316 0
joydev 18368 0
hid_microsoft 11780 0
usbhid 42336 0
usb_storage 82880 0
forcedeth 61712 0
fbcon 46112 0
tileblit 10752 1 fbcon
font 16384 1 fbcon
bitblit 13824 1 fbcon
softcursor 9984 1 bitblit
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