hi roadrash, generally speaking holding down alt will allow you to click and drag a window, even off the edge of the screen. If that doesn't work, try disabling compiz and try again.
xandros wrote:WildSioux wrote:xandros wrote:I read other posts writing about a problem with the 180 NVidia driver. I too have a problem with the 180 Nvidia driver when I am enabling the compiz effects on the desktop preferences. The monitor starts not responding and scrables its self like a crossword puzzle. The model of my NVidia graphics card is GF 8200M-G. Should I change the driver?
What Nvidia driver are you using? One from website or one that Mint recommends? I am on 180.51 from the Nvidia website. I have managed to make compiz work only after doing this command: The skip checks that I posted here:
Ok! It worked, but how did this one line made it work? Doesn't that mean that it will only ask for a confirmation if I want to keep current settings?
python2.6 program.py %U
gconftool-2 --set /apps/gnome-screensaver/idle_activation_enabled --type bool FALSE
gconftool-2 --set /apps/gnome-screensaver/idle_activation_enabled --type bool TRUE
alanstanley wrote:Husse wrote:@ alanstanley
Sounds like a bad CD
Have you checked the md5sum and burned as slow as possible?
Didn't think of that. Will try again and get back to you...
sagar wrote:I actually do have desktop effects enabled and they seem to be running fine. My system has an Intel 4500MHDWildSioux wrote:Is anyone else having the issue of not being able to enable desktop effects?
I am getting the "Desktop effects could not be enabled" error. Problem is, I have the Nvidia 180.51 driver installed from the Nvidia website. It even is listed in my xorg file. So it isn't recognizing my driver.
This is another post of others with the same issue
I don't want compiz, emerald, beryl, or any of the other advanced stuff. I just want the basic. This was working on Mint 6 (8.10).
EDIT: I found a fix through some more searching.
I typed this in terminal
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echo SKIP_CHECKS=yes > ~/.config/compiz/compiz-manager
Then I was able to enable desktop effects after it checked for my driver and checked yes/ok to keep settings.
All is good there...But why do I have to have the rest of compiz + all of the extra plugins installed just to be able to use the simple stuff? KDE wasn't like that. Any idea of what I could uninstall?
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