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    Hi,
    i want to use compiz on my gnome desktop opensuse 11.1
    But everytime i want to enable compiz, i get the message : Desktop effects are not supported on your current hardware / configuration. Would you like to activate them anyway?

    Why aren't desktop effects not supported and what do i have to do to make it work?

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    Default Re: compiz

    Probably because you have not installed the graphics diver or don't have hardware support for effects.

    tell us about your graphics hardware and any steps you have taken if any to install drivers.
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    I have a Nvidia Geforce 6100 AsRock graphic card. With a Samsung Syncmaster 910MP Monitor.
    And i installed nvidia driver from the opensuse website

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    Go to Yast Hardware Graphics and Monitor


    What is yours showing.?

    If you open a terminal and do:
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    glxinfo
    post the first part of the output

    also try:
    Code:
    glxgears
    What happens?
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    in your second screen shot your still using the mesa drivers not the nvidia drivers
    did you add the nvidia repo?

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    Hey Knor,

    I used to have this problem on an older version of OpenSUSE. As Havoc pointed out, from your second screenshot, the vendor of your graphics driver is Mesa, as opposed to Nvidia. Although you downloaded the driver from the OpenSUSE website, you may not have the Nvidia repository added on your system. It's actually pretty easy to add the repository because OpenSUSE by default has it as a default community repository. Simply following the steps below:


    1. Open YaST
    2. Click Software Repositories under the Software heading
    3. Click the Add button
    4. Check the Community Repositories radio button (circular checkbox)
    5. Check the NVIDIA Repository checkbox
    6. Click the Finish button
    7. Click Import when asked to import any Public GnuPG keys
    8. Click OK if the Software Repository window remains open after finished adding the repository


    Once you add the repository, the next step is to update your Nvidia driver (or at least check if it is). To do so, open a terminal window and run the following command and enter the root password of your system when prompted:


    su -c 'zypper up x11-video-nvidiaG02'

    If you receive the message "No update candidate for 'x11-video-nvidiaG02'." then you have the most recent version of the Nvidia driver package. This terminal snippet above assumes you have a pretty recent video card (6xxx or greater) because you will have to change the name of the package if so. If you receive a message of "Package 'x11-video-nvidiaG02' is not installed." just let me know and I will help you find the name of the package for your driver. Otherwise, if you have any more general questions about installing drivers, this page and feel free to ask anymore questions you have.

    Hope this helps!

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    Hey Unseen-Ghost,

    Is there somewhere a manaul to get the nicest effects of compiz?

    It works well now.

    Thanks for the advice!!

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    Hi,

    The compiz wiki should help you learn more about compiz and all of its effects.

    Welcome - Compiz Wiki

    Take Care,

    Ian
    Laptop: Dell Inspiron E1505 | OpenSUSE 12.1/Windows Vista | KDE | Intel CPU T2050 1.6 GHz | Intel 945GM | 3.2GB RAM
    Box: OpenSUSE 12.1/Windows 7 | KDE | Intel Core 2 Quad 8300 2.5GHz/core | nVidia Geforce 9500GT 1GB| 4 GB RAM

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