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I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Beta on an Acer Aspire One ZG5 net book with a
Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chip-set Family card
I've installed Ubuntu 11.04 last year two days before the release of 11.10. Right after I installed the KDE Plasma Desktop, my graphics fell off a cliff.
My unity started putting me on 2D mode, Gnome on classic, and on KDE I had to use X render. Months after searching for graphics problems I found out when I checked "Details" in System Settings and on the list for graphics it showed NONE! I tried searching for Intel drivers, but that's like searching for Gold on a sidewalk.
Even When I do find some sort of driver, I can't find a way to use it. The Additional drivers list would not help either.
I have three other operating systems
Those ones don't have any problems with my card
I upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 LTS beta in hope of Canonical including my card in their driver list, and again it didn't work.
Canonical put your video chip on a blacklist, so that you can not use the 3D desktop features, because of some incompatibilities. The old song: Instead of fixing problems they rather come up with shiny new things. One reason why I never recommend to use Ubuntu.