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February 9th, 2009, 11:59 PM
Hello everyone,

Ive just installed Ubuntu for the first time on my intel mac mini.
Everything seems fine, except i cant get the visual effects running, but they would work when I booted into the live CD.

here is the output of lspci:
mark@macubuntu:~$ lspci | grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)

Does anyone know why this is not working?
Thanks very much,


February 10th, 2009, 01:49 AM
Check the output of the following:

glxinfo|grep DRI

DRI should = YES

If not, no effects. Are you using the intel linux drivers for the GMA card?

February 10th, 2009, 02:32 AM

February 10th, 2009, 09:16 AM

thanks for the reply.
Ive since got it working now, by changing the following in xorg.conf:

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Configured Screen Device"
Device "Configured Video Device"
SubSection "Display"
Virtual 2048 1024
#Virtual 2432 1024

The answer to your question is:

OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) 945GM 20061102 x86/MMX/SSE2

Ive no idea what any of this means! Im just glad its working now! I assume that im using the linx intel drivers, ive just done a fresh install and havnt changed anything. Is there any way I can tell?