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Visual Effects in Ubuntu 12.04 - TheFincher - 2012-04-30 21:16
Upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 over the weekend and have from 10.04 where I had the ability to go System > Preferences > Appearance > Visual Effects > None. Unfortunately that doesn't seem to exist in 12.04 and as a result when I play video it isn't as smooth as it should be. This is particularly noticeable when streaming content.
Long story short, is there a way I can disable these effects either from the desktop in Ubuntu 12.04 or from terminal somehow??
RE: Visual Effects in Ubuntu 12.04 - boosted - 2012-05-01 09:00
(2012-04-30 21:16)TheFincher Wrote: Evening
Have you had a look at the login screen. I think their is an option for Unity with no effects ie unity 2d
RE: Visual Effects in Ubuntu 12.04 - Pyromaniac - 2012-05-01 13:45
I would prefer Xubuntu or Lubuntu for XBMC-only Systems.
In Kubuntu you can disable effects with an shortcut or command-line, so you could create an starter for XBMC like this:
Quote:disable effectsdescribed here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1224822
But Ubuntu...with unity...I don't know if someone really likes it, but in my opinion its an 100% fail. I can't find anything positive in it...(not restricted to XBMC-Systems)
Visual Effects in Ubuntu 12.04 - WonderStivi - 2012-05-01 14:27
Use Unity 2D. And if you have an nVidia video card, run sudo nvidia-xconfig --no-composite.
RE: Visual Effects in Ubuntu 12.04 - TheFincher - 2012-05-01 18:51
I don't have a login screen. Boots straight to the desktop..... How do I access unity 2D if this is the case?
RE: Visual Effects in Ubuntu 12.04 - TheFincher - 2012-05-01 19:37
(2012-05-01 14:27)WonderStivi Wrote: Use Unity 2D. And if you have an nVidia video card, run sudo nvidia-xconfig --no-composite.
Running that line in terminal lost all my icons on the desktop and my sidebar so I ran xbmc from terminal and sure enough it worked like a charm. I boot in to XBMC so is there anyway I can do whatever that did permanently but with keeping my side bar in Ubuntu when I exit from XBMC or am I asking for the earth??
RE: Visual Effects in Ubuntu 12.04 - TheFincher - 2012-05-01 20:08
Seems I spoke a bit too soon. Whilst the RSS feed in XBMC is smooth now the video is still not 100%, think I need to bootup in 2D but can't see how to do this
RE: Visual Effects in Ubuntu 12.04 - boosted - 2012-05-01 23:16
(2012-05-01 20:08)TheFincher Wrote: Seems I spoke a bit too soon. Whilst the RSS feed in XBMC is smooth now the video is still not 100%, think I need to bootup in 2D but can't see how to do this
The Unity Greeter (the LightDM login screen) uses a new session chooser dialog which displays the logo for each desktop environment.
Just log out and select Unity 2d and log in
RE: Visual Effects in Ubuntu 12.04 - TheFincher - 2012-05-01 23:43
Not seen that screen. Will give it a whirl tomorrow. Wonder how that affects booting in to XBMC on startup?
RE: Visual Effects in Ubuntu 12.04 - TheFincher - 2012-05-02 16:22
Hmmmmm. Tried every login option and it's still jerky. It's hard to describe the exact problem but i suppose the best way is that it just doesn't play smoothly, like the processor is always trying to catch up with itself.
Any other ideas?