Aero on Mac Mini

EricNau

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Doesn't the mac mini have nearly the same specs as the MacBook? If so, I can't imagine it wouldn't work. Just make sure you have at least 1 GB of system RAM.
 

clayj

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EricNau said:
Doesn't the mac mini have nearly the same specs as the MacBook? If so, I can't imagine it wouldn't work. Just make sure you have at least 1 GB of system RAM.
Yeah, I did everything I was supposed to (I think), but I couldn't get it to work. 1 GB RAM, lowered video resolution to make sure I wasn't using up all of the video memory on pixels, changed themes, etc... nothing would cause the Aero color scheme to become available. That's why I'd like to hear from someone with a Mac mini who HAS gotten Aero to work.
 

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Offtopic: clayj, what build of Vista are you running and did you have to jump through the previous hoops to install?
 

clayj

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treblah said:
Offtopic: clayj, what build of Vista are you running and did you have to jump through the previous hoops to install?
5472, and no special hoops. I did delete the 200 MB EFI partition during installation, so Vista installed without any hiccups. I just can't get Aero to work.
 

MRU

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Clayj - what's with the new Avatar ? Looks like a blues brother :D

Did you make sure you changed the graphics drivers for the GMA950 listing in device manager to Intel Lakepoint drivers.

Only these drivers allow Glass/Aero on the GMA950

Then in the graphics display appearance option (which is actually fiddly to find in Vista) manually selected the Aero theme ?

Here's the thread where I got aero working on my macbook, I would have thought and hoped it was the same

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=208063