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  1. #1
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    desktop effects will not load

    I am having a little trouble getting my desktop effect started. The problems started when I uninstalled KDE and Compiz loaded, but I did not have 3D rendering. I tried installing different Nvidia drivers but each time I got the error, "Desktop effects could not be enabled" I ran compiz check and got this message "More than one graphics chip detected -- sorry, the script can not handle that.Aborting."

    I check synaptic to see what was installed and it appears I have tNVIDIA binary XFree86 4.x/X.Org 'new' driver
    and

    X.Org X server -- NV display driver

    which one will allow me to enable desktop effects

    Machine is celeron 2.8 gig northwood processor
    Nvidia Fx5200 PCI graphics card.

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    Re: desktop effects will not load

    'nv' is the open-source driver, which won't support desktop effects.

    I'm not sure exactly where you are now, but I'd recommend installing envy:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install envyng-gtk
    and running it with:
    Code:
    sudo envyng-gtk
    From there, it's really easy to automatically get the right driver installed and configured. Please try that and report back.

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    Smile Re: desktop effects will not load

    I'm all set! Thank you so much for the help. There is NOTHING better than the Ubuntu community!!

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