Originally Posted by bneal
Check your Xorg to verify what driver it is using
if it's anything like when you install the driver on Suse then you have to enable the desktop effects from cammand line, you cannot enable it from the GUI
I don't use Ubuntu so I'm not sure what the command would be
if you are trying to enable from the command line then post whatever error you are getting when you try
Um... It's using the default ATI driver according to the dpkg-reconfigure program, which doesn't allow you to enable 3d effects. I think it's a software driver as well. I keep trying to change it to the other one (the one your supposed to use, can't remember the name) but it just blanks out the screen when it loads past grub. I have been reading up on the ATI x series cards and ubuntu and it seems like it's really hard to get both of them working correctly together. I might be looking for a new distro.
Section of my xorg.conf
Identifier "Generic Video Card"