no desktop effects in Trusty

Mark Fraser mfraz74+ubuntu at
Sun Mar 30 18:47:43 UTC 2014

On Sunday 30 Mar 2014 10:22:45 Glenn Holmer wrote:
> 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?

They're working here and I'm using a quad core AMD provessor and Nvidia 
graphics drivers also at 331.38.

You could try changing the compositing type in the advanced tab of desktop 

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