no desktop effects in Trusty

Glenn Holmer shadowm at
Sun Mar 30 15:22:45 UTC 2014

I have Trusty installed and up to date on a desktop machine, and it 
won't render some of the desktop effects I normally use (e.g. wobbly 
windows, magic lamp), either with nouveau or the propreitaty nvidia 
driver. It's now running the nvidia driver (lsmod shows nvidia and not 
nouveau) at version 331.38-0ubuntu6. This is not a small machine (Intel 
i7 @3.6GHz w/8 cores, 16G RAM).

The error I see in when clicking the Detail button in systemsettings is 
"effect requires OpenGL", but both kinfocenter and the Nvidia server 
settings dialog show OpenGL information. The graphics card is a GeForce 
GTX650 (kinfocenter shows OpenGL/ES version 4.4.0 NVIDIA 331.38).

Is anybody else having issues with this on Trusty? Any advice?

Glenn Holmer (Linux registered user #16682)
"After the vintage season came the aftermath -- and Cenbe."

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