ATI HD 4500 the Desktop (woobly and other things) effect goes off and wont come back.

Asked by Samson

Hey guys ,

The problem which i am facing,

1.The desktop effect ( woobly and all the compiz animation ) is working fine when my system boots but after a while its goes off and i have to restart my system to get back the effects. Even after the restart it only stay for a couple of minutes and the desktop effects goes-off really don't know what to do.

2.The window resizing is really slow ( i know most of them asked this question but i dint find a answer for this question hope that u could clear this ).

I am using a 64bit running 9.10 Ubuntu OS.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

When the effects turn off open a terminal and run:

dmesg | tail

You could also create a launcher in the startup items to run:

compiz --replace

This will make it rerun (assuming the driver is still ok)

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Samson (samson12satish) said :

I still have the same problem .. i did create a launcher in the start up but the effects wont come up again , when the effects go off the appearance --> Visual setting changes to None from Extra or Custom.

I went into System-->Preference-->appearance and changed the visual setting from none to Normal and Extra, but again the effects wont come up .

It needs a restart to bring back the effects but again it goes off in a couple of minutes .

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Sam_ (and-sam) said :

Additional options.
Simple diagnose about correct setup can be done with compiz-check.

In case grep errors after issue occurs.
grep EE /var/log/Xorg.0.log
grep WW /var/log/Xorg.0.log

grep EE /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old

Collect info.
lsmod | egrep -i "radeon|ati|fglrx"
sudo lshw -C video

You could also try disabling effects successive, e.g. animation.
Maybe it's just one or two plugins which cause trouble.

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