Visual effects keep regressing to "No effects" Ubuntu 10.04

Asked by Nolan on 2012-12-26

Visual effects keep regressing to "No effects" Ubuntu 10.04. This is causing other video problems in the Desktop environment.

I don't have a "Hardware" app. I do have a 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2772] (rev 02)
 I have checked several forums but to no avail.

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2013-03-27
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2012-12-27
Sam_ (and-sam) said : #1

Visual effects are provided by compiz window manager, when the graphics card doesn't support 3d acceleration - no visual effects.
It's expected that 10.04 can use an alternative window manager called metacity as fallback option. If that doesn't happen, please open a terminal: ctrl+alt+t
Enter:
metacity --replace

Minimum requirements since 11.04 running Unity.
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DemystifyingUnityGraphicsHardwareRequirements

Lucid desktop has less than 5 months support left in it. I suggest you upgrade soon.

Nolan (nolanzoe) said : #3

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