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Thread: Suse11.1 Desktop Effects are enabled, but nothing changed

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    FurrorNos NNTP User

    Default Suse11.1 Desktop Effects are enabled, but nothing changed

    I'm super-new to linux in general, or forgive me for whats probably a one line answer.

    I have Suse 11.1 installed, and I enabled Desktop Effects in both Configure Desktop and Applications>Utilities>Desktop>Desktop effects.

    None of the effects are happening though. Konqueror just closes without exploding

    What haven't I done?

    Thanks
    -Jordan

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    Default Re: Suse11.1 Desktop Effects are enabled, but nothing change

    Some of the effects are dependent on compiz while others require quantities of RAM; a lot depends on your setup.

    (It is also possible you may be seeing some effects that you don't think of as effects.)

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    FurrorNos NNTP User

    Default Re: Suse11.1 Desktop Effects are enabled, but nothing change

    I've got 4G of DDR3 memory, a 3.2G AMD Phenom quad core, and a Radeon 4870 graphics card... Is that enough to enable the desktop effects?

    I'm pretty sure nothing is happening - can check and uncheck any of the effect boxes, hit apply, and the behavior of the desktop doesnt change at all.

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    Default Re: Suse11.1 Desktop Effects are enabled, but nothing change

    The ATI card you have is probably your issue, ATI is **** in linux... but thats the fault of ATI/AMD.
    Heck ATI sucks in windows too, ATI is lame.
    I rather use Nvidia

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    Default Re: Suse11.1 Desktop Effects are enabled, but nothing change

    Hi,

    Have you installed the ATI drivers for your card? If not then you won't be able to use Desktop Effects. Follow the instructions on this page to help you get them working:

    ATI - openSUSE

    Follow the Easy Way, using the one-click installer.

    Once you follow those directions to get the drivers for your card you should be able to use Desktop Effects.

    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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