Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Enabling compiz in Ubuntu 11.04

After upgrading from Ubuntu 10.10 to Ubuntu 11.04 many complaints came over the compiz effects enabling. This is due change from nautilus environment to natty. Compiz is pre installed in the ubuntu repositories till 10.10 . I don't know about 11.04 as I directly upgraded mine but not installed. But the solution is here.
 Just install compiz settings manager using the following command and with a couple of clicks you can enjoy the effects.open your terminal (ctrl+alt+T). Type the following and hit enter.

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
sudo apt-get update

Then goto compiz settings manager in preferences. Sometimes your Unity dock and panels may disppear. But don't get panic. If this happens, do the following procedure.

Right click on the desktop --> create a launcher --> Type : "Application" , Name : "Terminal" , Command : "gnome-terminal" (without qoutes). Now double click on this launcher. Terminal opens.
Type "sudo ccsm" and press enter.
If asked, enter your password.
Disable OpenGL, Composite, Desktop cube, Rotate Cube, Unity plugin.
If conflicts appear, enable Desktop wall.
Now, enable OpenGL, Composite, Unity Plugin and Desktop wall.

The problem is only with Rotate cube and Desktop Cube options. So I suggest you people not to enable these two. But if you still want to use these two in Ubuntu 11.04, then let me know through comments. I will post the procedure.



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