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So the other day I was able to use Compiz just fine now its not showing up in the dash app search> So I removed it reinstalled it still it's a no show... I'm using ubuntu version 12.10 and I need help Thanx in advance... Ok so I tried to run it from the terminal and got this..

bill@Computer:~$ compiz
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: core
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: core
compiz (core) - Error: Screen 0 on display ":0" already has a window manager; try  
using       the --replace option to replace the current window manager.

compiz (core) - Info: Stopping plugin: core
compiz (core) - Info: Unloading plugin: core
bill@Computer:~$ 
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Try running it from the command line. Open a terminal and type <code>compiz</code> Please edit your question to include any error messages. –  Zatrapilla Mar 8 at 8:05

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In order to activate compiz, you shouldn't run compiz command, because it functions as a window manager. To activate compiz, first make sure you have installed it properly by:

sudo apt-get install compiz compizconfig-settings-manager 

Then activate it by typing:

compiz --replace

...You may want to add that command to your startup applications if it worked. Please comment if you found any problems.

PS. you can also see my point in the output log after running compiz alone, without parameters: Error: Screen 0 on display ":0" already has a window manager; try using the --replace option to replace the current window manager. Which give you a hint of what to do. :)

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