I have problems with my laptop getting the Desktop Effects to work on 7.10. However, they work perfectly on Ubuntu 7.04 (the wobbly window and cube effect).
Only "none" option works, the basic one (below it), and the last one does not work.
My gfx card is ATI Radeon Mobility 7500, but its quite old 32mb on it. But as I said, the desktop effects on ubuntu 7.04 wokred perfectly.
Anyone know why?
Try downloading the Advanced Compiz Configure and just enable the wobbly window and cube effect, the custom high setting might be too much for your computer, since it enables a lot of other effects that has been added since 7.04.
Uh, when I used the Live CD the Desktop Effects didn't work for me.
But as soon as I installed it I just downloaded a different driver and it worked like a charm.
Fat Fetched, but it could be as simple as that.
the compiz effects won't work on the live CD because once you download and install the drivers, you are required to restart if you want to use the effects, but being a live cd and nothing your doing is really being saved, once you restart, everything that happened during the ubuntu live session will be flushed like it never happened.
Effects will work out of the box only for intel chipsets. For ATI and Nvidia, you will have to install extra 'non-free'(read proprietory) drivers for 3D to work.
And if you have sis or via then better be happy with 2D.
Upgrade to Gusty Gibbon. Everything should work then.
if you activate the "restricted driver" for your ATI card you will be able to get the graphic effects to work. using integrated graphics will not allow you to do so. and seeing as the card is an ATI it won't work out of box without setting up the restricted drivers for it.