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No Visual Effects (SOLVED)

Post by cottfcfan » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:15 pm

Just installed LMDE, quite impressed at the moment, the only issue I have so far, is I cant enable any visual effects.
when I right click the Desktop & go to "change desktop background" theres no visual effects tab.
Compiz & plugins plus fusion-icon is installed, and set up, but I have nothing.
Is this just me or does anyone else have the same problem?
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Re: No Visual Effects

Post by JasonLG » Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:51 pm

cottfcfan wrote:Just installed LMDE, quite impressed at the moment, the only issue I have so far, is I cant enable any visual effects.
when I right click the Desktop & go to "change desktop background" theres no visual effects tab.
Compiz & plugins plus fusion-icon is installed, and set up, but I have nothing.
Is this just me or does anyone else have the same problem?
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Re: No Visual Effects

Post by darco » Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:12 pm

cottfcfan wrote:Just installed LMDE, quite impressed at the moment, the only issue I have so far, is I cant enable any visual effects.
when I right click the Desktop & go to "change desktop background" theres no visual effects tab.
Compiz & plugins plus fusion-icon is installed, and set up, but I have nothing.
Is this just me or does anyone else have the same problem?
Yes I noticed that too...once I installed my 3d drivers, rebooted, then start compiz via the terminal it was fine. I also had to add compiz to the Startup Application list.

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Re: No Visual Effects (SOLVED)

Post by cottfcfan » Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:03 am

Thanks for all your posts, tried them all and nothing worked.
In the end I compared all my Ubuntu graphics packages I had installed with those on LMDE.
One was missing "libgl1-mesa-dri".
Installed that package and visual effects are restored.
Thanks again.

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Re: No Visual Effects (SOLVED)

Post by kwevej » Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:00 am

Just a note:
If u want to set compiz as default window manager, run:

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gconftool-2 --set -t string /desktop/gnome/session/required_components/windowmanager compiz

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Re: No Visual Effects

Post by markcynt » Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:31 am

ikey wrote:yet still very easy to fix ;)
Use CompizConfig Settings Manager (ccsm) to tweak all your compiz plugins,
then activate it like this from the terminal:

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compiz --replace  &
Worked for me.

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Re: No Visual Effects (SOLVED)

Post by blowtorch » Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:13 pm

Create a Start Up Program entry for Compiz

Command: compiz --replace --fast-filter

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