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    Exclamation [SOLVED] No desktop effects

    I am trying to load desktop effects and my system tells me desktop effects are not loading. I have the 96.43.09 Nvidia driver loaded and glxgears works and glxinfo gives this output:
    Code:
    terminator@terminator-desktop:~$ glxinfo
    name of display: :0.0
    display: :0  screen: 0
    direct rendering: Yes
    server glx vendor string: SGI
    server glx version string: 1.2
    server glx extensions:
        GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, 
        GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, GLX_OML_swap_method, 
        GLX_SGI_make_current_read, GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_hyperpipe, 
        GLX_SGIX_swap_barrier, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_MESA_copy_sub_buffer
    client glx vendor string: SGI
    client glx version string: 1.4
    client glx extensions:
        GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_import_context, 
        GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_MESA_allocate_memory, 
        GLX_MESA_copy_sub_buffer, GLX_MESA_swap_control, 
        GLX_MESA_swap_frame_usage, GLX_OML_swap_method, GLX_OML_sync_control, 
        GLX_SGI_make_current_read, GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_SGI_video_sync, 
        GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, 
        GLX_SGIX_visual_select_group, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap
    GLX version: 1.2
    GLX extensions:
        GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_import_context, 
        GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_OML_swap_method, 
        GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig
    OpenGL vendor string: Mesa Project
    OpenGL renderer string: Software Rasterizer
    OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 7.2
    OpenGL shading language version string: 1.10
    OpenGL extensions:
        GL_ARB_depth_texture, GL_ARB_draw_buffers, GL_ARB_fragment_program, 
        GL_ARB_fragment_program_shadow, GL_ARB_fragment_shader, 
        GL_ARB_half_float_pixel, GL_ARB_imaging, GL_ARB_multisample, 
        GL_ARB_multitexture, GL_ARB_occlusion_query, GL_ARB_pixel_buffer_object, 
        GL_ARB_point_parameters, GL_ARB_point_sprite, GL_ARB_shader_objects, 
        GL_ARB_shading_language_100, GL_ARB_shadow, GL_ARB_shadow_ambient, 
        GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp, GL_ARB_texture_compression, 
        GL_ARB_texture_cube_map, GL_ARB_texture_env_add, 
        GL_ARB_texture_env_combine, GL_ARB_texture_env_crossbar, 
        GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3, GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat, 
        GL_ARB_texture_non_power_of_two, GL_ARB_texture_rectangle, 
        GL_ARB_transpose_matrix, GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object, 
        GL_ARB_vertex_program, GL_ARB_vertex_shader, GL_ARB_window_pos, 
        GL_EXT_abgr, GL_EXT_bgra, GL_EXT_blend_color, 
        GL_EXT_blend_equation_separate, GL_EXT_blend_func_separate, 
        GL_EXT_blend_logic_op, GL_EXT_blend_minmax, GL_EXT_blend_subtract, 
        GL_EXT_clip_volume_hint, GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array, GL_EXT_convolution, 
        GL_EXT_copy_texture, GL_EXT_depth_bounds_test, GL_EXT_draw_range_elements, 
        GL_EXT_framebuffer_object, GL_EXT_framebuffer_blit, GL_EXT_fog_coord, 
        GL_EXT_gpu_program_parameters, GL_EXT_histogram, GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays, 
        GL_EXT_packed_depth_stencil, GL_EXT_packed_pixels, 
        GL_EXT_paletted_texture, GL_EXT_pixel_buffer_object, 
        GL_EXT_point_parameters, GL_EXT_polygon_offset, GL_EXT_rescale_normal, 
        GL_EXT_secondary_color, GL_EXT_separate_specular_color, 
        GL_EXT_shadow_funcs, GL_EXT_shared_texture_palette, GL_EXT_stencil_wrap, 
        GL_EXT_subtexture, GL_EXT_texture, GL_EXT_texture3D, 
        GL_EXT_texture_edge_clamp, GL_EXT_texture_env_add, 
        GL_EXT_texture_env_combine, GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3, 
        GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias, GL_EXT_texture_mirror_clamp, 
        GL_EXT_texture_object, GL_EXT_texture_rectangle, GL_EXT_texture_sRGB, 
        GL_EXT_vertex_array, GL_APPLE_packed_pixels, GL_APPLE_vertex_array_object, 
        GL_ATI_blend_equation_separate, GL_ATI_texture_env_combine3, 
        GL_ATI_texture_mirror_once, GL_ATI_fragment_shader, 
        GL_ATI_separate_stencil, GL_IBM_multimode_draw_arrays, 
        GL_IBM_rasterpos_clip, GL_IBM_texture_mirrored_repeat, 
        GL_INGR_blend_func_separate, GL_MESA_pack_invert, GL_MESA_program_debug, 
        GL_MESA_resize_buffers, GL_MESA_texture_array, GL_MESA_ycbcr_texture, 
        GL_MESA_window_pos, GL_NV_blend_square, GL_NV_fragment_program, 
        GL_NV_light_max_exponent, GL_NV_point_sprite, GL_NV_texture_rectangle, 
        GL_NV_texgen_reflection, GL_NV_vertex_program, GL_NV_vertex_program1_1, 
        GL_OES_read_format, GL_SGI_color_matrix, GL_SGI_color_table, 
        GL_SGI_texture_color_table, GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap, 
        GL_SGIS_texture_border_clamp, GL_SGIS_texture_edge_clamp, 
        GL_SGIS_texture_lod, GL_SGIX_depth_texture, GL_SGIX_shadow, 
        GL_SGIX_shadow_ambient, GL_SUN_multi_draw_arrays
    
    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  0 0 None
    0x22 24 dc  0 32  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  8  0 24  8  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
    0x5c 32 tc  0 32  0 r  .  .  8  8  8  8  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 0 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
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
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    0x5e  0 tc  0 32  0 r  .  .  8  8  8  8  0  0  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 Slow
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    Re: No desktop effects

    Tried loading Desktop effects using: Appearence>visual effects, selected
    Normal and got the error:
    Desktop effects could not be enabled
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    Re: No desktop effects

    What does compiz-check say about your problem ?
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    Re: No desktop effects

    terminator@terminator-desktop:~$ ./compiz-check

    Gathering information about your system...

    Distribution: Ubuntu 8.10
    Desktop environment: GNOME
    Graphics chip: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200] (rev a1)
    Driver in use: nvidia
    Rendering method: Nvidia

    Checking if it's possible to run Compiz on your system...

    Checking for texture_from_pixmap... [ OK ]
    Checking for non power of two support... [ OK ]
    Checking for composite extension... [ OK ]
    Checking for FBConfig... [ OK ]
    Checking for hardware/setup problems... [ OK ]
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    Re: No desktop effects

    Do you have the driver installed from the nvidia site or have you installed the repo version?

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    Re: No desktop effects

    I tried installing via the driver from the nvidia site and the driver from envyng. Neither allowed desktop effects to be installed.
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    Re: No desktop effects

    They'd be the same driver - I have same driver and desktop effects would work if I wanted. I did have the beta from nvidia - saw you there too

    I've removed that and installed the repo driver via hardware drivers - have you?

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    Re: No desktop effects

    Yes I have and they show as enabled. Strange thing was yesterday I had desktop effects and when I turned the machine on today the desktop effects are missing.
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    Re: No desktop effects

    Not sure then tbh - did you have proposed enabled to get the updated jockey and nvidia installed?

    Have you had any updates that could affect compiz - I do vaguely remember some compiz proposed updates yesterday or thursday - but I reverted my sources and it went.

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    Re: No desktop effects

    Used Hardware drivers to unload the 96.43.09 driver, rebooted, and then used Hardware drivers to reload the 96.43.09 drivers and now desktop effects are working.
    Thanks forestpixie for all your help.
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