How to Enable 3D Desktop Effects on Ubuntu Feisty Fawn 7.04

Here’s how to to enable the new spiffy Desktop Effects feature on Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn).

  1. First, from the Desktop, go to System->Preference. Click on Desktop Effect
  2. Select Enable Desktop Effect, Click OK
  3. Watch your Windows Wobbles as it being moved!

Desktop Effects
Desktop Effects

Note 1 : Some people reported this feature causes serious desktop bug when both ‘Wobble’ and ‘Workspace on a cube’ feature are enabled at the same time.

Note 2: This is not beryl, please refer to HowtoForge’s article :Installing Beryl On An Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Desktop With An ATI Radeon Graphic Card for that.

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11 thoughts on “How to Enable 3D Desktop Effects on Ubuntu Feisty Fawn 7.04

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  2. Hi
    If You can help me for installing graphic card (ATI) on the ubounto 6 .
    if you can send me mail for this big problem
    thanks alot.

  3. For the “Composite extension not available” error, this worked for me. Make sure the “Extenstion” section in your xorg.conf looks like this:

    Section “Extensions”
    Option “Composite” “Enable”
    EndSection

  4. Loaded Envy NG Drivers for my Geforce 8800gt.
    When rebooted screen was fine.
    Then when I enabled 3d drivers and then rebooted screen became pixelated.Multiple screens distorted(recieved the same erro when fedora 8 was loaded but this did it on live cd)
    Any advice would be appreciated

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