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July 30th, 2012, 09:55 PM
I have just installed natty 11:04 on a fujitsu siemens v5535 laptop. i have been trying to get compiz to make the menus transparent but it doesn't seem to be doing anything, i have tried the following guides



i am also trying to get the aeroglass effect where the top of the windows are transparent but it's not working as it should, i have followed this guide (#3) and several others but nothing is working


i have already managed to get it to work on my pc but i want it on my laptop, i'm guessing it might be a graphics card problem or something , any ideas?

post any code you need and ill pop it up for you


July 31st, 2012, 03:51 PM
after some googling i have come across this command to test my system, it said on the webpage that all yes means compiz will work but i have a couple of no's, is there any way i can change them to yes?

phi@BLACK47A:~$ /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa Project
OpenGL renderer string: Software Rasterizer
OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 7.10.2

Not software rendered: no
Not blacklisted: yes
GLX fbconfig: yes
GLX texture from pixmap: no
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 supported: no

would a different graphics driver make any difference at all?

Artificial Intelligence
July 31st, 2012, 04:04 PM
It would be nice if you posted your computer specs as well. More importantly your videocard.

July 31st, 2012, 07:10 PM
Fujitsu siemens v5535 laptop

746mb ram(to be increased soon)
intel celeron cpu 550@2.00ghz
i'm running ubuntu 11:04 natty in classic mode

i ran lspci and for vga i have

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter (rev 10)

and then i ran

lspci -v -s 01:11.0

phi@BLACK47A:~$ lspci -v -s 01:00.0
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter (rev 10) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Fujitsu Technology Solutions Device 1125
Flags: 66MHz, medium devsel, IRQ 9
BIST result: 00
Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at d4000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
I/O ports at 9000 [size=128]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
Capabilities: <access denied>

is it possible to increase my vga ram? 256m doesn't seem like a great deal

is that enough info? i'm not sure what else you might need so just post any commands and i'll post the ouput


Frogs Hair
July 31st, 2012, 10:36 PM
You could purchase a new video card with more memory and have it installed. With a desktop this is a relatively easy job , but a laptop is tricky . The card has to be system compatible and fit in the space alloted by the chassis/case and it my be expensive. You would have to do some research to find out if it's worth the cost.

August 12th, 2012, 01:41 PM
Thanks for the replies, doesn't look like I'm going to be able to upgrade the graphics so stuck with it, no biggy!