View Full Version : [ubuntu] Problems with Desktop Effects

August 20th, 2008, 11:13 PM
Hi, I cannot enable my visual effects in the "appearance preferences" to "normal" or "extra", whenever I try it, it says "Desktop effects could not be enabled". I know this is a pretty common problem, and have searched all over the internet, but no one seems to have the same graphic card, so it kind of doesn't help me.
I'm using an Intel 82852/82855. Prior to this my entire resolution was incredibly low, and I had to do
sudo apt-get install 915resolution to get a good resolution.
Any ideas to get my desktop effects working as well? thanks a lot!

August 20th, 2008, 11:16 PM
Try a full system update, and try installing Xgl.

sudo apt-get install xserver-xgl

This worked for me. :)

August 20th, 2008, 11:59 PM
That didn't work, apparently "xserver-xgl is already the newest version.
thanks though

August 21st, 2008, 01:12 AM
Oh yeah, and I forgot to mention, I also seem to have problems with anything 3D, so I think it still all comes back to the computer not recognizing my graphic card.

August 22nd, 2008, 12:06 AM
OK never mind, I decided to reinstall everything from a hardy live cd, everything works now, I think something screwed up when I originally updated to hardy from feisty