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I have a computer with a nVidia geforce go 7400 graphics chip, and it has the same problem with the 7300 - unity won't work with it because it is blacklisted. I use UNITY_FORCE_START=1 to get unity and compiz running, and they work fabulously, but unfortunately, it prevents me from working in classic gnome two (what happens is both unity and gnome 2 come up and display stuff, and it is all jumbled up).

I read somewhere that it would be fixed in 11.10, but I still want to be able to use gnome 2 now. So is there any way to:

  1. remove the driver from the blacklist, and
  2. getting compiz and such work without it being forced to start.

Also, The bug is going to be fixed in oneiric right?

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closed as too localized by Luis Alvarado Mar 14 '13 at 15:29

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can anyone please explain what a blacklisted driver is –  coder Nov 8 '11 at 13:37