Graphics driver for VAIO laptop

Asked by William Pabon on 2012-08-08

A few days ago I requested help to configure windows settings and animations, because of the absence of compiz on Unity. Question 204881 was promptly answered, which resulted on installing My Unity. I was expecting to get my wobbly windows and the like, but it didn't happen. I checked the driver installed by Ubuntu: Details > Graphics and I obtained Diver = Unknown, Experience =Standard. I assume that this says that the OS installed a default driver for my laptop. I checked if the graphics hardware was recognized and, yes it was as follows.

   *-pci
          description: Host bridge
          product: Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub
          vendor: Intel Corporation
          physical id: 100
          bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
          version: 03
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
          configuration: driver=agpgart-intel
          resources: irq:0
        *-display:0
             description: VGA compatible controller
             product: Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
             version: 03
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
             configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
             resources: irq:16 memory:dc100000-dc17ffff ioport:1800(size=8) memory:c0000000-cfffffff memory:dc200000-dc23ffff
        *-display:1 UNCLAIMED
             description: Display controller
             product: Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller

Are there any particular graphics driver in the repositories that would work with the above graphics card?
Thanks.

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William Pabon
Solved:
2012-08-09
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2012-08-08

There is compiz in Ubuntu, even in Quantal. Do you dual boot the system?

William Pabon (williepabon) said : #2

Andrew:
I'm not sure what you are asking. If what you are asking is that I have dual OSes, the answer is yes. I have windows and Ubuntu. If that is not it, please explain.
wp

William Pabon (williepabon) said : #3

Compiz settings manager is not installed by default in Ubuntu 12.04, I found out. After installing the app, I was able to configure my wobbly windows.