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  1. #1
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    Desktop effects could not be enabled

    Hi,
    I'm running Ubuntu Intrepid Alpha 3 with a nVidia Corporation GeForce 7150M (rev a2) graphic card.

    When I use the appearance preferences dialog to enable visual effects (i.e. "Normal" or "Extra") I am warned that "Desktop effects could not be enabled".

    The following includes all the information I've been able to gleen thus far. Hope it helps in a diagnosis.

    compiz-check script
    Code:
    Gathering information about your system...
    
     Distribution:          Ubuntu 8.10
     Desktop environment:   Unknown
     Graphics chip:         nVidia Corporation GeForce 7150M (rev a2)
     Driver in use:         nvidia
     Rendering method:      Nvidia
    
    Checking if it's possible to run Compiz on your system...
    
     Checking for texture_from_pixmap...               [FAIL]
     Checking for non power of two support...          [FAIL]
     Checking for composite extension...               [ OK ]
     Checking for FBConfig...                          [ OK ]
     Checking for hardware/setup problems..../compiz-check: line 476: [: 6257: binary operator expected
               [SKIP]
    
    At least one check had to be skipped:
     Error: Unable to detect maximum 3D texture size
    Xorg.0.log:
    Code:
    (II) LoadModule: "glx"
    
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libglx.so
    (II) Module glx: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
            compiled for 1.4.99.905, module version = 1.0.0
            ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 1.1
    (==) AIGLX enabled
    (==) Exporting typical set of GLX visuals
    (II) Loading extension GLX
    /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Code:
    # nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
    # nvidia-settings:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder58)  Tue Jun 10 17:11:00 PDT 2008
    
    # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
    # nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder26)  Thu Feb 14 18:13:41 PST 2008
    # xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
    #
    # This file was generated by failsafeDexconf, using
    # values from the debconf database and some overrides to use vesa mode.
    #
    # You should use dexconf or another such tool for creating a "real" xorg.conf
    # For example:
    #   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier    "Default Layout"
      screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
        Inputdevice    "Generic Keyboard"
        Inputdevice    "Configured Mouse"
        Inputdevice    "Synaptics Touchpad"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
        Load        "glx"
        Load        "v4l"
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerFlags"
        Option        "Xinerama"    "0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier    "Generic Keyboard"
        Driver        "kbd"
        Option        "CoreKeyboard"
        Option        "XkbRules"    "xorg"
        Option        "XkbModel"    "pc105"
        Option        "XkbLayout"    "us"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier    "Configured Mouse"
        Driver        "mouse"
        Option        "CorePointer"
        Option        "Device"    "/dev/input/mice"
        Option        "Protocol"    "ImPS/2"
        Option        "ZAxisMapping"    "4 5"
        Option        "Emulate3Buttons"    "true"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier    "Synaptics Touchpad"
        Driver        "synaptics"
        Option        "SendCoreEvents"    "true"
        Option        "Device"    "/dev/psaux"
        Option        "Protocol"    "auto-dev"
        Option        "HorizScrollDelta"    "0"
        Option        "SHMConfig"    "on"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier    "Failsafe Monitor"
        Vendorname    "Generic LCD Display"
        Modelname    "LCD Panel 1280x800"
        Horizsync    31.5    -    64.0
        Vertrefresh    56.0    -    65.0
        Gamma    1
      modeline  "800x600@56" 36.0 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync
      modeline  "800x600@60" 40.0 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync
      modeline  "1280x768@60" 80.1 1280 1344 1480 1680 768 769 772 795 -hsync +vsync
      modeline  "1280x720@60" 74.5 1280 1336 1472 1664 720 721 724 746 -hsync +vsync
      modeline  "1280x800@60" 83.5 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 828 -hsync +vsync
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier    "monitor1"
        Vendorname    "Unknown"
        Modelname    "PIONEER_PDP"
        Horizsync    31.0    -    65.0
        Vertrefresh    59.0    -    71.0
        Gamma    1
      modeline  "800x600@56" 36.0 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync
      modeline  "800x600@60" 40.0 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync
      modeline  "1280x768@60" 80.1 1280 1344 1480 1680 768 769 772 795 -hsync +vsync
      modeline  "1280x720@60" 74.5 1280 1336 1472 1664 720 721 724 746 -hsync +vsync
      modeline  "1280x800@60" 83.5 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 828 -hsync +vsync
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier    "Monitor0"
        Vendorname    "Unknown"
        Modelname    "CMO"
        Horizsync    30.0    -    75.0
        Vertrefresh    60.0
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier    "Failsafe Device"
        Driver        "nvidia"
        Boardname    "vesa"
        Busid        "PCI:0:18:0"
        Screen    0
        Option        "NoLogo"    "True"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier    "device1"
        Driver        "nvidia"
        Boardname    "vesa"
        Busid        "PCI:0:18:0"
        Screen    1
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier    "Videocard0"
        Driver        "nvidia"
        Vendorname    "NVIDIA Corporation"
        Boardname    "GeForce 7150M / nForce 630M"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier    "Videocard1"
        Driver        "nvidia"
        Vendorname    "NVIDIA Corporation"
        Boardname    "GeForce 7150M / nForce 630M"
        Busid        "PCI:0:18:0"
        Screen    1
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier    "Default Screen"
        Device        "Failsafe Device"
        Monitor        "Failsafe Monitor"
        Defaultdepth    24
        SubSection "Display"
            Virtual    1280    800
            Depth    24
            Modes        "1280x800@60"    "1024x768@60"    "1440x900@60"    "1280x720@60"    "1280x768@60"    "800x600@60"    "800x600@56"
        EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier    "screen1"
        Device        "Videocard1"
        Monitor        "Monitor1"
        Defaultdepth    24
        Option        "TwinView"    "0"
        Option        "metamodes"    "CRT: nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
        SubSection "Display"
            Depth    24
        EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
       
        # Removed Option "TwinView" "1"
        # Removed Option "metamodes" "CRT: 1280x800 +0+0, DFP: nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
        Identifier    "Screen0"
        Device        "Videocard0"
        Monitor        "Monitor0"
        Defaultdepth    24
        Option        "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder"    "CRT-0"
        Option        "TwinView"    "0"
        Option        "metamodes"    "nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
    EndSection
    glxinfo
    Code:
    name of display: :0.0
    Error: glXCreateContext failed
    
    3 GLX Visuals
       visual  x  bf lv rg d st colorbuffer ax dp st accumbuffer  ms  cav
     id dep cl sp sz l  ci b ro  r  g  b  a bf th cl  r  g  b  a ns b eat
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    0x21 24 tc  0 32  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  8  0 24  8  0  0  0  0 774519349 859517232 None
    0x22 24 dc  0 32  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  8  0 24  8  0  0  0  0 1970875946 976565051 None
    0x7b 32 tc  0 32  0 r  .  .  8  8  8  8  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 1915628090 909327152 None
    
    32 GLXFBConfigs:
       visual  x  bf lv rg d st colorbuffer ax dp st accumbuffer  ms  cav
     id dep cl sp sz l  ci b ro  r  g  b  a bf th cl  r  g  b  a ns b eat
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    0x7c  0 tc  0 32  0    .  .  8  8  8  8  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
    0x7d  0 tc  0 32  0    .  .  8  8  8  8  0  0  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 Slow
    0x7e  0 tc  0 32  0    y  .  8  8  8  8  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
    0x7f  0 tc  0 32  0    y  .  8  8  8  8  0  0  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 Slow
    0x80  0 tc  0 32  0    .  .  8  8  8  8  0  0  8  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
    0x81  0 tc  0 32  0    .  .  8  8  8  8  0  0  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 Slow
    0x82  0 tc  0 32  0    y  .  8  8  8  8  0  0  8  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
    0x83  0 tc  0 32  0    y  .  8  8  8  8  0  0  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 Slow
    0x84  0 tc  0 32  0    .  .  8  8  8  8  0 24  0  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
    0x85  0 tc  0 32  0    .  .  8  8  8  8  0 24  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 Slow
    0x86  0 tc  0 32  0    y  .  8  8  8  8  0 24  0  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
    0x87  0 tc  0 32  0    y  .  8  8  8  8  0 24  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 Slow
    0x88  0 tc  0 32  0    .  .  8  8  8  8  0 24  8  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
    0x89  0 tc  0 32  0    .  .  8  8  8  8  0 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 Slow
    0x8a  0 tc  0 32  0    y  .  8  8  8  8  0 24  8  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
    0x8b  0 tc  0 32  0    y  .  8  8  8  8  0 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 Slow
    0x8c  0 dc  0 32  0    .  .  8  8  8  8  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
    0x8d  0 dc  0 32  0    .  .  8  8  8  8  0  0  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 Slow
    0x8e  0 dc  0 32  0    y  .  8  8  8  8  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
    0x8f  0 dc  0 32  0    y  .  8  8  8  8  0  0  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 Slow
    0x90  0 dc  0 32  0    .  .  8  8  8  8  0  0  8  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
    0x91  0 dc  0 32  0    .  .  8  8  8  8  0  0  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 Slow
    0x92  0 dc  0 32  0    y  .  8  8  8  8  0  0  8  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
    0x93  0 dc  0 32  0    y  .  8  8  8  8  0  0  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 Slow
    0x94  0 dc  0 32  0    .  .  8  8  8  8  0 24  0  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
    0x95  0 dc  0 32  0    .  .  8  8  8  8  0 24  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 Slow
    0x96  0 dc  0 32  0    y  .  8  8  8  8  0 24  0  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
    0x97  0 dc  0 32  0    y  .  8  8  8  8  0 24  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 Slow
    0x98  0 dc  0 32  0    .  .  8  8  8  8  0 24  8  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
    0x99  0 dc  0 32  0    .  .  8  8  8  8  0 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 Slow
    0x9a  0 dc  0 32  0    y  .  8  8  8  8  0 24  8  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
    0x9b  0 dc  0 32  0    y  .  8  8  8  8  0 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 Slow
    
    X Error of failed request:  BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
      Major opcode of failed request:  4 (X_DestroyWindow)
      Resource id in failed request:  0x0
      Serial number of failed request:  24
      Current serial number in output stream:  26
    Locking assertion failure.  Backtrace:
    #0 /usr/lib/libxcb-xlib.so.0 [0x7f8854a259fc]
    #1 /usr/lib/libxcb-xlib.so.0(xcb_xlib_lock+0x17) [0x7f8854a25b77]
    #2 /usr/lib/libX11.so.6 [0x7f88561f1990]
    #3 /usr/lib/libX11.so.6(XESetCloseDisplay+0x43) [0x7f88561d39a3]
    #4 /usr/lib/libGL.so.1 [0x7f8856b36802]
    Hope this helps.
    Thanks,

    James

    UPDATE:
    output from 3d programs such as torcs point to a GLX problem?
    torcs
    Code:
    Visual Properties Report
    ------------------------
    Compatibility mode, properties unknown.
    freeglut (/usr/lib/torcs/torcs-bin): Unable to create direct context rendering for window '/usr/lib/torcs/torcs-bin'
    This may hurt performance.
    X Error of failed request:  BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
      Major opcode of failed request:  159 (GLX)
      Minor opcode of failed request:  5 (X_GLXMakeCurrent)
      Serial number of failed request:  37
      Current serial number in output stream:  37
    Locking assertion failure.  Backtrace:
    #0 /usr/lib/libxcb-xlib.so.0 [0x7f8295a709fc]
    #1 /usr/lib/libxcb-xlib.so.0(xcb_xlib_lock+0x17) [0x7f8295a70b77]
    #2 /usr/lib/libX11.so.6 [0x7f8297d5f990]
    #3 /usr/lib/libX11.so.6(XESetCloseDisplay+0x43) [0x7f8297d419a3]
    #4 /usr/lib/libGL.so.1 [0x7f829c676802]
    Last edited by ROWDY!!!; August 2nd, 2008 at 10:17 AM.

  2. #2
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    Re: Desktop effects could not be enabled

    moved to Intrepid Ibex Testing and Discussion

  3. #3
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    Re: Desktop effects could not be enabled

    I'm also experiencing this problem. This post is the number one hit on Google for "intrepid not enabling desktop effects" so here's hoping someone has an idea of what's going on.

    In my case I had desktop effects working perfectly, have the correct NVidia drivers for my card installed but after a fullscreen game (galaga) refused to close I can no longer enable desktop effects.

  4. #4
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    Re: Desktop effects could not be enabled

    same problem here, nvidia 6600gt

  5. #5
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    Re: Desktop effects could not be enabled

    Same problem,

    but ATI X850 XT

  6. #6
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    Re: Desktop effects could not be enabled

    soo... some more details if they'll help anyone trying to figure this out.

    after I upgraded X yelled at me about not liking my config, wouldn't let me reconfigure for my hardware, but the default worked. The default is the new barebones autoconf:

    Code:
    # xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
    #
    # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
    # values from the debconf database.
    #
    # Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
    # (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
    #
    # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
    # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
    # package.
    #
    # Note that some configuration settings that could be done previously
    # in this file, now are automatically configured by the server and settings
    # here are ignored.
    #
    # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
    # again, run the following command:
    #   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier	"Configured Video Device"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier	"Configured Monitor"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier	"Default Screen"
    	Monitor		"Configured Monitor"
    	Device		"Configured Video Device"
    EndSection
    the log shows pretty much every graphics module being loaded, here's nvidia:
    Code:
    (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libglx.so
    (II) Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
            compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
            Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    (II) NVIDIA GLX Module  177.80  Wed Oct  1 15:06:06 PDT 2008
    (II) Loading extension GLX
    (II) LoadModule: "freetype"
    but later:
    Code:
    (EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not found)
    lsmod | grep nv
    Code:
    nvidia               4718832  0 
    agpgart                34760  1 nvidia
    i2c_core               24832  2 nvidia,i2c_nforce2
    sata_nv                27528  4 
    libata                159344  4 sata_nv,pata_acpi,ata_generic,pata_amd
    and glxinfo doesn't say much before dying a painful death:
    Code:
    name of display: :0.0
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual or fbconfig
    
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    3 GLXFBConfigs:
       visual  x  bf lv rg d st colorbuffer ax dp st accumbuffer  ms  cav
     id dep cl sp sz l  ci b ro  r  g  b  a bf th cl  r  g  b  a ns b eat
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Segmentation fault
    until the latest upgrade, after gnome started I would get a box saying glxinfo died. That doesn't happen anymore, so someone did something.

  7. #7
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    Re: Desktop effects could not be enabled

    Well eventually I figured out that nvidia-glx-177 was trying to install to a kernel-2.6.24, which should have been long gone... only I discovered that due to some of my own playing, I had been loading an older kernel from a separate boot partition. After I got all that straightened out everything worked.

    make sure when you install the nvidia stuff that it doesn't throw any weird errors. though your glxinfo was completely different from mine, so it's probably a separate problem

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