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Old 07-29-2008, 08:29 AM   #1
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Exclamation Dell Inspiron 1525 (Cant get desktop effects to work!?!?!?!)


Hi everyone, this is my first post! I live in South-Africa and I am starting to play with Ubuntu, Im relative new to LINUX!

I bought a Dell Inspiron 1525 with VISTA on and reloaded it with UBUNTU!

I cant get my desktop effects to work, I know its only eye candy but I would like to have it!

If I enable "Extra" in "Visual Effects" the following mesg appears: Desktop effects could not be enabled! I am almost sure it must work, it has a Mobile GM695/GL960 graphics controller!

Can this be a wrong driver problem?

Please help!!!
 
Old 07-29-2008, 08:35 AM   #2
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Are all the drivers for the graphics card loaded? lspci command will give you info about it.
Also you need to install a package called compizconfig-settings-manager to enable the compiz 3d desktop effects. Open your synaptic and search for compiz and install the above mentioned package. It will enable the compiz.
 
Old 07-29-2008, 08:55 AM   #3
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Are all the drivers for the graphics card loaded? lspci command will give you info about it.
Also you need to install a package called compizconfig-settings-manager to enable the compiz 3d desktop effects. Open your synaptic and search for compiz and install the above mentioned package. It will enable the compiz.
I downlaoded compiz(cant find it on ubuntu), but Im not sure how to install it!
 
Old 07-30-2008, 01:34 AM   #4
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Do you have internet working on Ubuntu?
Then go to System > Administration > Synaptic
Search for compiz. Compiz might be installed by default if you are using Hardy.
But you need to install compizconfig-settings-manager.
Once it is installed you will have "Advanced Desktop effects Settings" in system > preferences.
You can then enable the effects of your liking.
 
  


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