Visual Effects on Ubunto 9.04 within VMWare 6.5.2 on Lenovo X61s

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?
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Fabio MarzoccaFreelancerCommented:
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.
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SYPTE-ITAuthor Commented:
Thanks, that a bit rubbish, but its the same for Windows 7 (Can't run Aero in VMWare) and probably Vista
Oh well
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