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October 16th, 2009, 12:59 AM

I have installed Ubuntu 9.04 on a 8 GB flash drive and when trying to enable desktop effects it gives a error " Desktop effects cannot be enabled"

So far i've tried reinstalling and updating the Compiz package but still nothing.the Video Card is Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100.

October 16th, 2009, 01:12 AM
Have you checked if a required proprietary driver needs to be installed and turn on?

system/hardware drivers

October 16th, 2009, 01:52 AM
When I go to hardware drivers the list is empty and there's a message on the top saying no proprietary drivers are in use of the system. could you please list the steps on how to add the proprietary drivers.

October 16th, 2009, 04:25 AM
if it doesn't show in hardware drivers you
should be able to download the drivers from
your cards website.

October 16th, 2009, 09:47 PM
Finally got it to work!!!

I reinstalled Compiz using Synaptic Package Manager and then installed the Intel X3100 Driver from


works Great, Thanks for the replies guys.

October 16th, 2009, 10:04 PM
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