Solved

Visual Effects on Ubunto 9.04 within VMWare 6.5.2 on Lenovo X61s

Posted on 2009-07-06
2
613 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-15
I can't seem to turn Normal or Extra visual effects on in a Ubunto 9.04 within VMWare 6.5.2 on a Lenovo X61s It is currently set to none. When I do try it Searches for Drivers and then I get an error Desktop effects could not be enabled. The Help feature doesn't include the Visual Effects and I'm a newby to linux.
Is the problem likely to be related to running Ubuntu as a VM or missing (ubuntu) drivers for the graphics hardware on the host PC, Lenovo X61s? and how do I resolve it?
0
Comment
Question by:SYPTE-IT
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
fmarzocca earned 250 total points
ID: 24785867
You cannot enable special graphics effects into a VM. Your phisical video card is not exposed to the VM, and the virtual OS is using a virtual device driver which is not compatible with special effects.

If you need special effects and compiz to be run on Ubuntu, you should run it on a normal installation, where your graphic card is normally exposed to the OS.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:SYPTE-IT
ID: 31600195
Thanks, that a bit rubbish, but its the same for Windows 7 (Can't run Aero in VMWare) and probably Vista
Oh well
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Perform a Physical to Virtual (P2V) Conversion the easy way from a computer backup (image).
Giving access to ESXi shell console is always an issue for IT departments to other Teams, or Projects. We need to find a way so that teams can use ESXTOP for their POCs, or tests without giving them the access to ESXi host shell console with a root …
Teach the user how to delpoy the vCenter Server Appliance and how to configure its network settings Deploy OVF: Open VM console and configure networking:
Teach the user how to use create log bundles for vCenter Server or ESXi hosts Open vSphere Web Client: Generate vCenter Server and ESXi host log bundle:  Open vCenter Server Appliance Web Management interface and generate log bundle: Open vCenter Se…

738 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question