Well the title sums up my question. Will it work on my card? If it helps Unity 3D works perfectly.
Yes Cairo dock with Open GL is fully compatible with the i965 video csrd from intel just search for it in the Ubuntu Software Center and click on the install button. When Ubuntu Software Center is done with the installation, hit the 'super' key and type 'Cairo dock' and click on the 'Cairo dock with Open GL' and choose 'yes' when prompted. There it is voila!