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Old 11th June 2007, 11:42 AM
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Nvidia driver for Desktop effects?

hi, i'm trying to use Desktop Effects (windows wobble when moved and Workspaces on a cube) and it says "Desktop effects could not be enabled", so i'm guessing i have to install drivers for my graphics card, right?! so how and when can i install drivers for "Nvidia fx5700" card?

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Old 11th June 2007, 11:55 AM
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I use freshrpms nvidia driver package nvidia-x11-drv and it works great.
After driver instalation you have to enable composition in xorg.conf and reboot because of kernel module instalation.
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Old 11th June 2007, 11:56 AM
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I believe that you have to download the driver from : http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html

to install:

set the runlevel of your system to 3
# Edit the file /etc/inittab
# In the file is a line like: id:5:initdefault: change this to 3

reboot
make a copy of your Xconfig files (/etc/X11/xorg.conf and /etc/X11/Xconfig)

Install the driver using:
sh ./NVIDIA.XXXXX.sh (where XXX is the driver build no)

you will have to have gcc and kernel headers installed to allow the driver to compile correctly (I have never found a "Precompiled Kernel" on the Nvidia FTP site

allow the installer to configure your Xconfig files (backups of your originals will be created at this point)

type startx to see if everything loads correctly, once you are happy (reboot just to be safe) change your runlevel back to 5

Jay
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Old 11th June 2007, 11:57 AM
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Okay cgrim's way is a bit easier!!!
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Old 11th June 2007, 01:22 PM
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i installed the nvidia driver, but i still can't use Desktop effects :s

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Old 11th June 2007, 01:32 PM
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Sorry but I run out at the installation bit, I have never tried to use the Desktop effects,

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Old 11th June 2007, 02:00 PM
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See my nVidia howto, reboot, then follow my AIGLX/Xgl howto - You'll have to remove FreshRPM's drivers first though.
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