I have just come back to PCs after about a decade of avoiding Windows the Apple way.I have a Sony Vaio Z series which has one of the Sandybridge i5 processors which includes the HD3000 graphics. I decided to remove Windows and Stick Ubuntu on it, after a bit of a struggle getting everything to work, all seems to be good except that I cannot get any of the visual effects to do anything. With Compiz, I have the option to change various settings but altering them makes no difference, similarly Ubuntu-tweak does nothing. I am using Gnome as opposed to Unity (which I think looks terrible!) but have also tried Gnome Shell and using Gnome-tweak in that environment I was able to make a few basic changes to things like positions of window buttons etc but nothing more than that. I typed this into terminal:
Everything came back with a 'yes' next to it, including Unity 3d support. Any help with enabling effects would be very much appreciated, thank you - oh, and go easy on me, I'm new to this!