no desktop effects in Trusty
valorie.zimmerman at gmail.com
Mon Mar 31 05:30:30 UTC 2014
George, Synaptic is not KDE software. As I recall, it is no longer
Muon Discover is what is provided by default now, however, since you
like Synaptic, try Muon package manager. You might like that, and it
is being actively developed and maintained, and is KDE software.
All the best,
On Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 3:00 PM, George Dvorak <gldvorak at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am having all sorts of strange occurences in synaptics which make it
> almost unusable. For instance when I select an item to download the list
> jumps to the top, it used to remain at its position. For some time now
> clicking in the space above or below the thumb moves the thumb all of the
> way in that direction, it used to move a single page. Clicking on the apply
> icon often generates an error which does not occur on the second click.
> It seems that each new version regresses more. There are more but I do not
> recall them now.
> I voiced my thoughts to the KDE people without success, who do I contact?
> The synaptic page starts with ancient dates!
> George Dvorak
> On Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 1:45 PM, Glenn Holmer <shadowm at lyonlabs.org> wrote:
>> 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
>> 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 the servers.
>> 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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