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MuphinMan
16th April 2007, 09:34 PM
Ok, so it started out as the major Kernel problem where it installs i585 instead of i686. I hadn't installed Fedora in a very long time so I had forgotten about the official website FAQ and I went straight to Google. I got to the part where you check what your current Kernel is and...low and behold, I DO have the latest kernel. HOWEVER desktop effects are STILL not working for some reason. I finally remembered about the script that you can download on the official website, but, of course, there are no instructions for a noobie like me on how to actually RUN scripts...

I seem to be in a bit of a predicament. Can anybody help me out?

Thanks in advance!

leigh123linux
16th April 2007, 09:39 PM
You have to tweak your xorg.conf to suit your graphics card to get the effects.

If you need more help you will need to post your hardware specs

MuphinMan
16th April 2007, 09:43 PM
nVidia GeForce FX 5700 LE

leigh123linux
17th April 2007, 12:17 AM
nVidia GeForce FX 5700 LE

Are you using the livna driver or the nvidia official driver?

Ok heres my working nvidia xorg.conf

to edit you xorg.conf

su -
gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf


after editing save and exit gedit


# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (buildmeister@builder3) Fri Dec 15 10:12:14 PST 2006

# Xorg configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
Load "extmod"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "Xinerama" "0"
Option "AIGLX" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# generated from default
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "gb"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

# HorizSync 30.0 - 83.0
# VertRefresh 56.0 - 76.0
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Philips"
ModelName "Philips 190V"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "GeForce 7600 GT"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection

nimbius
17th April 2007, 08:51 PM
looks about right. chip vs resolution issues are probably going to be a hassle too. tried beryl instead?