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Ubuntu 3D Desktop Howto

Small video tutorial to enabled 3D effects and add a application dock bar in Ubuntu Karmic 9.10.




This video was created in Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha, using a ATI RS480 built-in gfx chip-set on a Shuttle ST20G5. It's kind of slow because the recording software brings the frame-rate to it's knees, on this box. Otherwise it is fast enough when I'm not recording the desktop to a video.

This also works without problems with Intel or nvidia video chip-sets in Ubuntu 9.10. But for nvidia you need to install the proprietary drivers first.

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