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Thread: Need help getting desktop effects working with OpenSuSE 11.1 withIntel 865G video

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    David Gersic NNTP User

    Default Need help getting desktop effects working with OpenSuSE 11.1 withIntel 865G video

    I've recently installed OpenSuSE 11.1 on my machine here, and am trying
    to get desktop effects working. When I go to enable them, I get the
    warning that my current hardware / configuration does not support desktop
    effects, which is odd because I tried them out with the live CD before
    installing, and they worked fine there.

    If I "yes" past the warning and actually enable desktop effects, they
    seem to work, except that I lose the window title bars.

    I'm using the Gnome desktop. The motherboard's on-board video card is
    based on the Intel 865G chip.


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    Default Re: Need help getting desktop effects working with OpenSuSE

    Check in yast Hardware Graphic Card and Monitor. Is the 3D box checked?
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    Default Re: Need help getting desktop effects working with OpenSuSE

    Sounds like one of the many problems with recent Intel drivers. There's a lot of discussion of this on the Ubuntu forums, some of the suggestions there include changing the acceleration method (Option "AccelMethod" in xorg.conf). Might be worth a quick google.

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    Default Re: Need help getting desktop effects working with OpenSuSE

    Don't bother enabling 3d-effects. All that does is cause system instability on 11.1 when using the default kernel. You could try installing kernel 2.6.30 and then enable 3d-effects.

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    Default Re: Need help getting desktop effects working with OpenSuSE 11.1withIntel 865G video

    On Mon, 18 May 2009 05:16:01 +0000, caf4926 wrote:

    > Check in yast Hardware Graphic Card and Monitor. Is the 3D box checked?


    Yes, 3D is checked.


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    Default Re: Need help getting desktop effects working with OpenSuSE

    So this is a desktop correct?
    If it were me, I would just buy myself a nvidia card.
    I have an intel chip on my laptop and it's a dream. Sorry I can't offer more.
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    On Mon, 18 May 2009 12:26:01 +0000, davidgurvich wrote:

    > Don't bother enabling 3d-effects.


    Um, yeah. Thanks.


    > All that does is cause system
    > instability on 11.1 when using the default kernel. You could try
    > installing kernel 2.6.30 and then enable 3d-effects.


    I'm on Kernel 2.6.27.21-0.1-pae right now. Is 2.6.30 out for Suse yet?



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    Default Re: Need help getting desktop effects working with OpenSuSE

    I've just moved from 11.0 to 11.1 and found that Xorg will kill the keyboard and/or hard lock when the intel driver is used. For now, I'm using the vesa driver. I've tested the 2.6.29 kernel and the same issue happens. As I had disabled desktop effects and dri to have a working xorg in 11.0, I've not noticed any slowdowns using vesa.

    I will test 2.6.30 when that goes mainline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidgurvich View Post
    Don't bother enabling 3d-effects. All that does is cause system instability on 11.1 when using the default kernel. You could try installing kernel 2.6.30 and then enable 3d-effects.
    I'd tend to agree, it's fun to have enabled for a day or two, then the novelty wears off, and when you start having video playback issues, you'll go back in and disable them anyways. I'm on a brand new dual-core laptop and I just don't think that the hardware is there yet to keep something like that enabled without a performance drop. I'm on the 2.6.27.21-0.1-default x86_64 kernel. Is there a lot of improvements planned in the 2.6.30 kernel for 3d desktop effects? Maybe I'll try again then, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nullvalue View Post
    I'd tend to agree, it's fun to have enabled for a day or two, then the novelty wears off, and when you start having video playback issues, you'll go back in and disable them anyways. I'm on a brand new dual-core laptop and I just don't think that the hardware is there yet to keep something like that enabled without a performance drop. I'm on the 2.6.27.21-0.1-default x86_64 kernel. Is there a lot of improvements planned in the 2.6.30 kernel for 3d desktop effects? Maybe I'll try again then, too.
    You can't tar all hardware under the same brush last time I looked intel aren't really known for graphic cards. You'll find many ATI and Nvidia users who have no problem at all. I've been using 3d desktops for a long time and have no problems at all on an old FX5200 256
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