I would like to know how can I enable the compiz-like effects on ubuntu 12.04. I assume I have a problem because I can't change the launcher's icons size either, I don't see the slider on the appearance section of system settings.
I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on an HP dv-5 laptop with this hardware:
Microprocessor 2.40GHz Intel Core i5-450M Processor with Turbo
Memory 4 GB DDR3 DIMM
Video Graphics Intel HD Graphics with up to 1696MB total graphics
Just for the record, when installing ubuntu, I had to use the nomodeset option at boot because if I didn't the desktop wouldn't show up and the screen stayed black.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.