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There's an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do?

I've recently installed and uninstalled CCSM (CompizConfig Settings Manager), and after the uninstall, the effects were still there, and are very buggy. Any tips?

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marked as duplicate by mikewhatever, Jorge Castro, fossfreedom Mar 27 '12 at 12:09

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What is the ubuntu version you use? 11.10 ? – Prasad RD Mar 27 '12 at 0:40
Nope, 12.04 Alfa 2 (Precise Pangolin) – HotrodJP99 Mar 27 '12 at 0:41
12.04 is approaching beta 2, it's time to update. – mikewhatever Mar 27 '12 at 0:52
Thanks, but I don't know how to update (I'm kinda new to it). – HotrodJP99 Mar 27 '12 at 0:58
@mikewhatever I don't know whether this should be closed simply because the OP is on 12.04. I could see how effects set using CCSM might stick around after uninstall on other versions of Ubuntu, as well. – Christopher Kyle Horton Mar 27 '12 at 4:16
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Run unity --reset in a terminal to reset your Compiz settings.

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Thanks man. -JP – HotrodJP99 Mar 27 '12 at 1:37
@JessParker: if this solved it for you, you can mark the question as solved by clicking the green tick next to my answer. – RolandiXor Mar 27 '12 at 5:22
Yea I know, I haven't tried it yet, but thanks. – HotrodJP99 Mar 27 '12 at 20:25

CCSM only configures Compiz. As you've seen, removing CCSM doesn't change the setting. CCSM is so buggy that it may not be included in the next Ubuntu release 12.04. There are a couple of applications out there that provide some setting of Compiz. The one that works for me consistently without bus is Ubuntu Tweak. Roland's suggestion of "unity --reset" is a good one to get back to a reasonable starting point. Ubuntu Tweak doesn't provide all the configuration opportunities of CCSM but what it has works. My suggestion is before updating to 12.04 which is still in beta consider trying Ubuntu Tweak as it with 11.10 will give you a stable system. You can get Ubuntu Tweak by following the instructions at

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Just to mention about installing/removing ccsm. When you install ccsm nothing changes at all other then 2 additional plugin packages are installed. All of the newly installed plugins are disabled by default, so your install is the same

When you remove it nothing changes either, all that's gone is the easiest way to set compiz plugins, whether to improve or sometimes not, & if need be fix.

So if your going to adjust compiz plugins & aren't sure of or remember your changes then probably better to create a new usr. You can fool around all you want to see what's what.

When done or if things get stuffed just delete the user.

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as you mentioned in above command , to update your system .

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

do this in your terminal .

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Thanks man, I needed that. -JP – HotrodJP99 Mar 27 '12 at 1:33

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