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    Cool compiz fusion on dell mini10


    Hi, I just got my dell mini and installed compiz no problem, the problems is in apperance link theres is no visual effects tab so that i could use all the cool stuff in compiz. So I still tried to use compiz but with no luck please help me with this.

    dell mini 10
    Boardcom Sta Wireless driver
    1GB ram
    ubuntu 8.04 lts
    160 GB hard drive
    gma 950 graphics card/can not find it under hardware devices

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    drivers for Gma 950 are already included.
    Also Intel supports this card for linux too..
    Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 Overview

    please tell what distro you are using.
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    ccsm 0.7.4
    still have no answer to my problem can not find the visual effects tab
    nothing in ccsm doesn't work tried uninstall and reinstall

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    thats the thing i have compiz already installed, i can not find visual effects. it is suppose to be in System>preferances>apperance but its not there

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    Apparently the custom version of the Dell Mini 9 does not have the visual effects tab.
    [ubuntu] No "Visual Effects Tab" Preferences>Appearance - Ubuntu Forums

    I don't use compiz, but I don't think it should matter. Install fusion-icon and ccsm. Switch to compiz using fusion-icon and configure with ccsm.

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    Smile Anybody

    I've tried that already I guess it don't work on this system. I was on the phone with Dell support and they could not help me with this problem. My question is there any other way to personalize your desktop (what program).

    Thank you

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    Did you try doing it with
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    compiz --replace
    It's definitely capable of running compiz. I had compiz running on mine under Arch Linux.

    Have you considered upgrading from Dell's version of Ubuntu 8.04 to something like Easy Peasy or the newest Ubuntu 10.04 (though you may want to wait for the final release on the last)

    EDIT: What sort of personalizations are you looking for? You can change your icons, window appearance, wallpaper, etc.

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    Can you post the output of lspci

    And look in /etc/modprobe.d/ for a file named blacklist or blacklist.conf or some variation there and post that.

    I realize I have a mini 9 and you have a mini 10. I think the 10v has the same graphics chip as the mini 9, but the regular 10 does not.

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