no desktop effects in Trusty
shadowm at lyonlabs.org
Sun Mar 30 20:45:40 UTC 2014
On 03/30/2014 01:47 PM, Mark Fraser wrote:
> 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
Yes, somehow it had been switched to XRender. Switching to OpenGL 3.1
made them work again.
There was some other funny stuff going on as well... synaptic reported
broken package "xserver-xorg-video-nouveau". Also, when switching back
and forth between nouveau and nvidia, at one point the list of drivers
came up empty. I assumed it was just that a new one was being set up on
Anyway, desktop effects are working in all their glory now.
Glenn Holmer (Linux registered user #16682)
"After the vintage season came the aftermath -- and Cenbe."
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