Ubuntu desktop effects
dvincent at sleepdeprived.ca
Fri Mar 21 22:53:17 UTC 2008
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Andrew Hodgson wrote:
> I have a Ubuntu 7.10 installation on an AMD dual-core machine with 1GB
> of RAM and onboard video hardware. I set the video hardware to give
> 128MB of video ram in the BIOS, but I am unable to start desktop effects
> – it gives me an error stating that desktop effects cannot be started,
> and goes back to the off state.
open a terminal and type "compiz" in there, it should spit out some
meaningful error. if you can paste the results here we might be able to
> Is there a list of video cards that will work with this? I don’t want
> to spend much on a video card, I would just like to be able to use this
what brand is your onboard video? what driver are you using? i've got
it working easily with both ati and nvidia cards. a sample of your
/etc/X11/xorg.conf file would help here.
> Also, as I use the magnifier in Orca, will this feature be compatable?
> I tried both with my Orca enabled system, and using the live CD, without
> Orca enabled, in case this was the case.
i don't know. anyone else on the list have an idea? i imagine it would
work fine - compiz brings some extra accessibility features that i use
every day - and i don't even wear glasses.
(i like windows-logo+1, windows-logo+2 and windows-logo+3 for magnification)
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