I used to run Ubuntu 10.10 on my desktop computer, and I had all sorts of settings configured as I liked.
I had to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.04, so I lost those settings, but it doesn't seem to matter, because, from what I understand, Emerald support is now either non-existant or shaky, the new version of Compiz is incompatible with previous settings, and Ubuntu is putting its efforts into Unity, not Gnome.
Anyway, the point is, I would like to get back to something like what I had before: Compiz, Emerald, and Gnome.
I'm running Ubuntu "Classic", so I have Gnome. I've got Compiz running, though it seems to crash after every adjustment to the settings.
But I don't have window frames. If I select Metacity as the window manager, most Compiz effects don't work. If I select Emerald, I simply get nothing. In my Emerald themes settings, there are no more themes anymore, and I can't find them in Synaptic.
So... what's the deal with Emerald? Is there something to replace it?
Is this a problem that can be solved without having to build anything from source?