Regression - "Desktop effects could not be enabled" on ATI Mobility Radeon

Bug #262476 reported by Andrew Conkling
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xserver-xorg-video-ati (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: xserver-xorg-video-ati

Spawned from bug 144077.

On a "default" Intrepid system, using the 'ati' driver, Desktop Effects cannot be enabled.

1. Go to System > Preferences > Appearance.
2. Click on the Desktop Effects tab.
3. Select Normal.
4. Error message (after flickering of switching window managers): "Desktop effects could not be enabled."

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Romano Giannetti (romano-giannetti) wrote :

Hmmm. Not so sure if it's a correct duplicate. Just to put my 2 cents in, I had the same exact problem, and solved it thanks to this post:

simply ticking off the key /apps/metacity/general/compositing_manager with gconf-editor let my ati card (using fglrx) enable visual effects again.

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Tormod Volden (tormodvolden) wrote :

Romano, you don't have the "same exact problem" since you are using fglrx. Andrew (and everybody else here) is using the default -ati driver.

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