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I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 on my laptop. I upgraded from 10.04 several weeks ago. I noticed that it seems to be using the old GNOME 2 user interface.

I'm curious if this is because of my graphics card, which doesn't work with any graphics intensive programs, including Blender or KDE.

If it's any use, lspci | grep VGA gives me this output:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 [Chrome 9 HC] (rev 01)

Will Unity work on my computer?

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If you are using 11.04 with a card that does not support 3D very well you will be greeted with the default Ubuntu desktop, not Unity.

There is a solution for you - use Unity2D!

Then log out and when logging back in select "Unity 2D" at the bottom of the login screen.

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