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Cannot enable desktop effects in KDE

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac

Symptoms

When trying to enable desktop effects in KDE, they fail to enable, and the following error message appears:

Failed to activate desktop effects using the given configuration options. Setting will revert to their previous values.
Check your X configuration. You may also consider changing advanced options, especially changing the compositing type.


Resolution

Go to System Settings -> Desktop -> Advanced tab and check the ‘Disable functionality test’ option.



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