major problem after enabling desktop effects (F9)...

Tim ignored_mailbox at
Wed Jul 16 08:54:26 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-07-16 at 01:43 -0400, Mike Chalmers wrote:
> After I enabled desktop effects from the system settings, a major
> problem happened. First, the log in screen came up so I logged in.
> After I logged in it started to boot with the splash screen and after
> the splash screen was gone all I could see is a my mouse pointer and a
> black background. I can't do anything! Once again all I have is a
> mouse pointer and a black screen after I log in. Many thanks.

If you never want effects again, you could try uninstalling compiz.
Otherwise, google for commands you can issue to disable it (compiz and
compiz-fusion being behind the desktop effects).

[tim at localhost ~]$ uname -r

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