Ibex : Projector + Compiz = Disabled Desktop Effects

Funny things get solved in funny ways ๐Ÿ™‚

I had connected a projector to my laptop and surprisingly it recognized it without the usual linux-fuss ๐Ÿ™‚ .

The next day though, my desktop effects were disabled and I got some errors while trying to enable them. Googling led me to this working solution.

Problem : Desktop effects were running properly before connecting a projector and now it doesn’t, and couldnt enable them.

Solution :

  1. Open Terminal
  2. Goto /etc/X11
  3. Type “ls xorg.*” (without quotes) and you will see two files : the original xorg.conf and a xorg.conf.numbers (eg: xorg.conf.20090307091828 )
  4. Take a backup of the current file : “mv xorg.conf xorg.conf.myBackup”
  5. Replace the other file as original : “cp xorg.conf.numbers xorg.conf”
  6. Reboot
  7. Try enabling Desktop Effects.

I don’t know the technicalities of the problem but this one did get my Desktop Effects enabled ๐Ÿ™‚ .

A Note about WebSmith@Kriya ’09 :

Out of the 8 finalists, five of them were dumb or either thought we were dumb when they made their presentations. One ignorant freak even remarkedย  “Conduct the event for UG students and not for web professionals”.

Finally, We had to balance between Creativity-Originality (NITT) Vs Assemblage-Functionality(SASTRA) for the prizes. At the end of the day, functionality is what that matters and so Team SASTRA was given the first and the team from NITT the second place.

Cgts ๐Ÿ™‚

First Prize : Prasanth Bhusan Singh and Team, SASTRA

Second Prize : Murali K. and Team, NITT

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~ by toolweb on March 10, 2009.

2 Responses to “Ibex : Projector + Compiz = Disabled Desktop Effects”

  1. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ i wish there were other participants.
    that idiot’s comment was surprising! talentless freak.. got intimidated..

  2. @hari
    Ya seriously I expected a better pool for Kriya da ๐Ÿ˜ฆ . Event ku Vandathu Konjam Vanda Konjammum epidi :).

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