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Thread: Windows 7 Aero (Transparency Works, but Ubuntu is stuck on Unity2D? )

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    Windows 7 Aero (Transparency Works, but Ubuntu is stuck on Unity2D? )

    Hey guys just a quick question if I am stuck using Unity2D, does that mean my laptop cannot support unity3d?
    I can run windows 7 perfectly fine with the transparency and all, Im wondering if I need to update my Ubuntu Drivers?
    What else could be causing this issue?

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    Re: Windows 7 Aero (Transparency Works, but Ubuntu is stuck on Unity2D? )

    Wait up, so you mean that Unity3D refuses to run on your computer or something?

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    Re: Windows 7 Aero (Transparency Works, but Ubuntu is stuck on Unity2D? )

    What graphics card have you got? You may need to install a driver to be able to use Unity 3d.

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    Re: Windows 7 Aero (Transparency Works, but Ubuntu is stuck on Unity2D? )

    Post your output of the terminal command...
    Code:
    /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p
    eg
    Code:
    glen@Quantal:~$ /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p
    OpenGL vendor string:   nouveau
    OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on NVCF
    OpenGL version string:  3.0 Mesa 9.0.2
    
    Not software rendered:    yes
    Not blacklisted:          yes
    GLX fbconfig:             yes
    GLX texture from pixmap:  yes
    GL npot or rect textures: yes
    GL vertex program:        yes
    GL fragment program:      yes
    GL vertex buffer object:  yes
    GL framebuffer object:    yes
    GL version is 1.4+:       yes
    
    Unity 3D supported:       yes

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    Re: Windows 7 Aero (Transparency Works, but Ubuntu is stuck on Unity2D? )

    Code:
    OpenGL vendor string:   VMware, Inc.
    OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 0x300)
    OpenGL version string:  2.1 Mesa 8.0.4
    
    
    Not software rendered:    no
    Not blacklisted:          yes
    GLX fbconfig:             yes
    GLX texture from pixmap:  yes
    GL npot or rect textures: yes
    GL vertex program:        yes
    GL fragment program:      yes
    GL vertex buffer object:  yes
    GL framebuffer object:    yes
    GL version is 1.4+:       yes
    
    
    Unity 3D supported:       no
    Is my output

    My computer is an Acer Aspire One i got a specific iso of Ubuntu to come with drivers for it.
    It is not a popular computer, thus I think the drivers compiled with the ISO are not updated.

    I tried using Compiz, that didnt work.
    Running compiz --replace (made my computer crash, everything started flickering, it seems that it cannot handle that..maybe I did it wrong?)
    No changes were made.
    I think I should be able to run Unity3D, as Windows 7 is able to run with Aero and all special effects.

    Upgraded video card driver! Still got same results, stuck on 2D.
    The upgrade I Did was the following.
    "
    3D-accelerated proprietary graphics driver for Intel Cedarview cards.

    This driver is required to fully utilise the 3D potential of some Intel Cedarview cards, as well as provide 2D acceleration of newer cards."
    It says it has 3D Support, but I don't seem to get it..
    What I'm really trying to achieve, is to get the top panel to be transparent, everything else I can live with
    When im using the launcher, It seems like the top panel is transparent, but I want it to always be like that.
    I have been googling all night,I tried a number of tools, none that work. Its driving me nuts!
    but I really really appreciate the fast reply, and support guys
    Last edited by Psil0cybin; March 18th, 2013 at 07:33 AM.

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    Re: Windows 7 Aero (Transparency Works, but Ubuntu is stuck on Unity2D? )

    When you go to the login screen and press the cog icon, choose Unity and log in.

    Also, is this copy of Ubuntu running directly on the computer, or through a virtualisation program? If the latter, you wont get 3D support.
    I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.

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    Re: Windows 7 Aero (Transparency Works, but Ubuntu is stuck on Unity2D? )

    Directly on the computer. But im confused why it says
    OpenGL vendor string vmware

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    Re: Windows 7 Aero (Transparency Works, but Ubuntu is stuck on Unity2D? )

    I think that's because your falling back to the llvmpipe driver to do
    software rendering because of your GFX card and lack of availabe driver.
    (llvm ...Low Level Virtual Machine)

    What's your GFX....
    Code:
    lspci -k | grep -A3 VGA
    My nvidia card will run fine using the open source nouveau drivers...
    Code:
    glen@Raring:~$ lspci -k | grep -A3 VGA
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF116 [GeForce GTX 550 Ti] (rev a1)
    	Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device 351a
    	Kernel driver in use: nouveau
    01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation GF116 High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
    Last edited by stinkeye; March 18th, 2013 at 05:27 PM.

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