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Bug 210255 - Desktop Effects dialog should inform why effects could not be enabled.
Desktop Effects dialog should inform why effects could not be enabled.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: compiz (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Kristian Høgsberg
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Reported: 2006-10-10 20:16 EDT by David Tenser
Modified: 2018-04-11 14:49 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2007-10-02 15:18:23 EDT
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Description David Tenser 2006-10-10 20:16:02 EDT
Description of problem:
The desktop-effects applet has a button named Enable Desktop Effects, which
struggles with the window manager for a few seconds and then displays an error
message saying: "Desktop effects could not be enabled". It should explain why it
could not be enabled, e.g. informing that other video drivers are required or
whatever the problem is.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
desktop-effects running on FC6Pre with all updates 2006-10-11.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC6Pre
2. Update packages
3. Select System > Preferences > Desktop Effects
4. Click Enable Desktop Effects
5. Read uninformative message.
Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2007-10-02 15:18:23 EDT
I am sorry. This is nice idea, it would be nice, but we don't always know what
is the reason why switching to compiz fails. So this is WONTFIX without a
prejudice against the idea.

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