View Full Version : [ubuntu] Visual Effects Problems

March 2nd, 2009, 09:00 PM
Whenever I try to enable normal or extra visual effects, the system immediately and absolutely freezes, forcing me to restart via the power button on my computer. It works perfectly well with no visual effects, though.
I am using an ATI Radeon HD 3650 graphics card with the proprietary drivers installed from the Hardware Drivers manager.

I am running Intrepid Ibex

System Specs:

Dell Dimension 4600
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
ATI Radeon HD 3650


For some reason, now it tells me that Desktop effects could not be enabled. How am I supposed to fix this?

Thanks in advance

March 2nd, 2009, 09:46 PM

March 3rd, 2009, 03:07 AM

March 3rd, 2009, 03:42 AM
Try the compiz-check (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=799070) script, to see if detects anything extra.

March 3rd, 2009, 03:52 AM
Gathering information about your system...

Distribution: Ubuntu 8.10
Desktop environment: GNOME
Graphics chip: ATI Technologies Inc RV635 PRO AGP [Radeon HD 3650]
Driver in use: fglrx
Rendering method: AIGLX

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 ]

it seems like everything's ok..., but it's stll no working