no desktop effects in Trusty

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at
Mon Mar 31 03:44:50 UTC 2014

On 30/03/2014 17:22, 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?
Hi Glenn,

yes I see this on the latest kernel (...20). If I boot into an earlier 
kernel, ...19, all works well.

Try booting to an earlier kernel and see what happens.

all the best,

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