Hi thanks for the terminal commands.
Tried them but none the wiser. It notes that 'there is no rendering method' but that can't be an issue because compiz-fusion can work on this system without installing any extra drivers.
As I noted before, the compiz-fusion effects work fine on the live CD and on first install. They only stop to function after a spell of use.
Here are the results of the commands:
mint@mint-MS-7592 ~ $ compiz-check
Gathering information about your system...
Distribution: Linux Mint 10http://www.linuxmint.com/rel_julia.php
Desktop environment: GNOME
Graphics chip: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
Driver in use: intel
Rendering method: None
Checking if it's possible to run Compiz on your system... [SKIP]
Checking for hardware/setup problems... [SKIP]
At least one check had to be skipped:
Error: No rendering method in use (AIGLX, Xgl or Nvidia)
mint@mint-MS-7592 ~ $ inxi -Gx
Graphics: Card Intel 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller X.Org 1.9.0 Res: firstname.lastname@example.org
GLX Renderer N/A GLX Version N/A Direct Rendering N/A
mint@mint-MS-7592 ~ $