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Desktop effects not working Linux Mint 18 KDE

Post by Max17 » Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:09 am

I have notice a few things that are going on with this problem. First off, when I click top install Wobbly Windows and the Desktop Cube they do not work when I select the Screen Edges. I did make sure that the compositor is enabled. The compositor is set to OpenGL 2.0. When It is set to Xrenderer the hot corners work; but the cube does not work. Secondly, sometimes when I tick the Desktop Effects in the submenu Desktop Behavior, System Settings window will crash.

I'm not sure if this is related to my computer; but I thought I should report it. My computer is running the Intel Pentium Dual Core CPU E2200 @ 2.2GHz 4GIB RAM 64-bit.

Thank you, :)

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Re: Desktop effects not working Linux Mint 18 KDE

Post by richyrich » Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:34 am

It may be your graphics system. To find out about your system, please use the following terminal command, and copy/paste the complete output back here in a reply.

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inxi -Fxz

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Re: Desktop effects not working Linux Mint 18 KDE

Post by Max17 » Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:26 pm

Sorry it took so long. I was away. =-)

System: Host: mint Kernel: 4.4.0-21-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.3.1)
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.6.5 (Qt 5.5.1) Distro: Linux Mint 18 Sarah
Machine: System: Dell product: OptiPlex 360
Mobo: Dell model: 0T656F v: A01
Bios: Dell v: A01 date: 11/28/2008
CPU: Dual core Intel Pentium Dual E2200 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips: 8776
clock speeds: max: 2194 MHz 1: 2194 MHz 2: 2194 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller
bus-ID: 00:02.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel G33
GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 11.2.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-21-generic
Network: Card-1: Broadcom NetLink BCM5784M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
driver: tg3 v: 3.137 bus-ID: 02:00.0
IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Card-2: Belkin F6D4050 N150 Enhanced Wireless Network Adapter v2000 [Ralink RT3070]
driver: rt2800usb v: 2.3.0 usb-ID: 001-004
IF: wlx002275a2f5d8 state: N/A mac: N/A
^[[A^[[A^[[ADrives: HDD Total Size: 200.0GB (1.0% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD2000JD size: 200.0GB temp: 51C
Partition: ID-1: / size: 1.9G used: 79M (5%) fs: overlay dev: N/A
ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.00GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 52.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 162 Uptime: 7 min Memory: 574.1/3876.5MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.421) inxi: 2.2.35

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Re: Desktop effects not working Linux Mint 18 KDE

Post by Max17 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:51 am

I did as asked. Can someone help with this. I would really like to get this going please. I did post this same issue with the beta install; bit this is the final. Thanks. :D

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Re: Desktop effects not working Linux Mint 18 KDE

Post by Max17 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:50 am

Okay. Well never mind. Thanks anyway. :)

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Re: Desktop effects not working Linux Mint 18 KDE

Post by richyrich » Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:28 am

Well, I was away too . . :?

Yes, your graphics system is a little on the light side for the graphics intensive KDE desktop. You may want to try disabling some of the desktop effects, or try upgrading your Linux kernel (Kernel: 4.4.0-21) to the 4.4.0_34 version. I don't know if it will help or not.
The only other suggestion is to try the Mate or Xfce desktop versions.
Good luck,
richy

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Re: Desktop effects not working Linux Mint 18 KDE

Post by deleted » Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:00 pm

You can try:
Settings->Display and Monitor-> Compositor

to use OpenGL 3.1

This will enable more effects.

-H

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Re: Desktop effects not working Linux Mint 18 KDE

Post by Hoser Rob » Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:08 am

hinto wrote:You can try:
Settings->Display and Monitor-> Compositor

to use OpenGL 3.1

This will enable more effects.

-H
The OP has an Intel G33 card, which is almost 10 years old and only supports OpenGL 2.1. So don't bother doing that.

Hardware accel is set to SNA by default and that can be a problem with old Intel video cards. Try this to switch it to UXA:

https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php ... st12821558

Definitely call the file 20-intel.conf, and you'll need a simple text editor to create it. I don't know what the default simple editor is in any Mint DE versions because I always use leafpad. It's fast, small, doesn't choke on big files, doesn't come with dependencies, and I like the interface.

Just navigate to /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/ with your file manager (hit "file system" first) and right click on the open pane rather than any files. You should see an option saying "open in terminal" or similar. Then in terminal enter (with the name of your simple editor):

kdesudo <your editor> 20-intel.conf

and copy/paste from the above link.

That may help, but I also suspect richyrich may be right ... the compositing effects may not work properly on your video card. I always turn off that stuff anyway, even opn mopre powerful hardware.

I'd also suggest any KDE user join their forum:

https://forum.kde.org/

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Re: Desktop effects not working Linux Mint 18 KDE

Post by deleted » Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:56 am

^ Missed that (like I originally missed the Monitor/Display setting)
Thanks for the clarification.
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Re: Desktop effects not working Linux Mint 18 KDE

Post by jcoles » Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:16 pm

I may have the same issue. It's hard to tell. I'm in Settings on the Desktop Effects page. The cool-sounding effects listed there do not include information about how to invoke the effect. For each effect there's a red icon that in some cases starts an uninformative low-res video. (The other two icons do nothing.)

Example: Zoom. The video shows the effect, but not HOW to invoke it. Also true of Looking Glass.

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Re: Desktop effects not working Linux Mint 18 KDE

Post by jamied_uk » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:28 am

Im on kde mint 18.1 64 bit and i have changed to open gl 3.1 and still no wobbly windows effect, how can i force this to work plz?

i have just done this

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sudo apt-get install -y compiz-plugins compiz-fusion-plugins-extra
still no ww effect!

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Re: Desktop effects not working Linux Mint 18 KDE

Post by Hoser Rob » Tue May 02, 2017 2:32 pm

jamied_uk wrote:Im on kde mint 18.1 64 bit and i have changed to open gl 3.1 and still no wobbly windows effect, how can i force this to work plz?

i have just done this

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sudo apt-get install -y compiz-plugins compiz-fusion-plugins-extra
still no ww effect!
But does OpenGL 3.1 work on your hardware?

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Re: Desktop effects not working Linux Mint 18 KDE

Post by phd21 » Tue May 02, 2017 5:53 pm

Hi "Max17",

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

I have an older Intel Core2 Duo E8400, Intel 4 Series Integrated Graphics Controller that only supports openGL 2.x, and all the effects work, but only with these settings:

Compositing Type: OpenGL 2.0

QT Graphics System: Raster

Obviously hit Apply after any changes....

These settings are in the System Settings -> Display-> Compositor option in Linux Mint KDE 18.x

These settings are in the System Settings -> Desktop Effects -> Advanced tab option in Linux Mint KDE 17.x


Hope this helps ...
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Re: Desktop effects not working Linux Mint 18 KDE

Post by jamied_uk » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:33 am

jay@JNET ~ $ sudo apt-get install -y compiz-plugins compiz-fusion-plugins-extra
[sudo] password for jay:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package compiz-fusion-plugins-extra

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Re: Desktop effects not working Linux Mint 18 KDE

Post by Hoser Rob » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:51 am

jamied_uk wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:33 am
jay@JNET ~ $ sudo apt-get install -y compiz-plugins compiz-fusion-plugins-extra
[sudo] password for jay:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package compiz-fusion-plugins-extra
Just as well, that was a bad idea anyway.

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