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Friday, May 4, 2012

Unity 3D, Compiz effects and Intel Sandybridge Mobile Graphics

My notebook is a Pavilion dv6-6030el with an Intel i7-2630QM CPU, 8 GB of RAM and the ATI HD 6490m as VGA dedicated. I was forced to stop it due to the switchable graphics issue editing the GRUB and rc.local files, so right now the notebook is running with the only Intel Sandybridge Mobile graphics chip (I've earned something like +400% of battery life after this trick), I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 with Unity 3D, X.Org Intel drivers and Mesa drivers are installed but I can't make Compiz and advanced graphics effects to work. I've seen many videos on YouTube with older and worser VGA running Compiz at full capabilities while here the "Experience" rate is only "Standard". I've installed also the CompizConfig Settings Manager but I can't even change the size of the Unity Dash icons.

Thanks for your attention, I'm looking forward for any kind of help :)

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