I recently installed a fresh version of 11.04 to replace a previous installation of 10.10.
I had a .profile file saved that had all my preferences for Compiz. Windows wobbled just right, there was just the right amount of flame when I closed windows, I had all my shortcut keys and desktop cube effects set perfectly.
However, whenever I try to import my .profile file, Compiz dies. All the window frames disappear, none of the settings take effect, and some windows become unclickable.
The only way to get back to usability is to reset to default and then reboot.
(By the way, I'm using Gnome still... a.k.a Ubuntu "classic". I'm not interested in Unity for my desktop computer.)
What's going on? Can't I get my saved preferences back?