I’ve been playing around wish SUSE for about a month now and I find it pretty appealing, but all those cool features of it, like desktop effects and Compiz Fusion are somehow unreachable for me. Everytime I try to enable the desktop effects, a dialog warning box indicates:
Desktop effects are not supported on your current hardware / configuration. Would you like to activate them anyway?
The only options I have are yes or no, If I choose no … of course … nothing happens. If I choose yes, some strange things happen. Sometimes the screen just gets blurry for a second and then it all goes back to normal, sometimes I get a black screen and really cannot do anything about it, have to shut off my machine from the BIOS. I have an HP laptop with an ATi 3200D video card in it. I know it’s not hell of a lot, but that’s all I could afford. I’m not sure if my video card is not good enough to produce video effects of this magnitude or my hardware is simply not available or not configured. Any help will be appreciated. Since I’ve done a lot of things with my gnome desktop already, i really want to step up and get my desktop effects working. That will make me feel even better about SUSE.
Thank you all. Thanks for the support.