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I previously had emerald working with 11.04, as I had compiled from source. This morning, though, I updated a series of packages, and now emerald --replace doesn't work any longer. I know for a fact that it updated the kernel, but I can't seem to find a place where it will tell me what else it updated. (I blindly accepted updates, thinking that they were just minor).

At any rate, I recompiled emerald, and I ran it from the terminal to see if there is something that's going wrong, but when I run emerald --replace, it runs just fine, just doesn't change my theme when I select a new theme from the emerald theme manager. It does, however, report that it is Reloading... when I select a new theme - so it does seem to be running correctly.

Could it be there is something in conflict with it?

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I've read that this PPA fixes emerald on natty - have you tried this? launchpad.net/~malteworld/+archive/compiz –  fossfreedom Aug 22 '11 at 19:29
    
Are you using Unity? –  RolandiXor Aug 22 '11 at 21:38
    
Emerald isn't supported in Ubuntu. Its quite possible that it will no longer operate. –  Thomas W. Aug 22 '11 at 22:19
    
@fossfreedom: Yes, I was using that, but then I was getting a segfault a while back, which caused me to build from source. That worked until this latest update. –  jwir3 Aug 22 '11 at 22:42
    
@Roland: No, I'm using gnome-classic with the panel disabled and Docky + awn. –  jwir3 Aug 22 '11 at 22:42

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You rebooted right? If so, use this tutorial: http://www.webupd8.org/2011/05/get-emerald-to-work-in-ubuntu-1104.html

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Hm... I actually was unable to solve this problem. Apparently, emerald is a dead project. I'm a bit disappointed, because I liked the way my windows looked with emerald themes. Do you know of any projects that aren't dead and are like emerald? –  jwir3 Oct 6 '11 at 16:45
    
What??? I thought that emerald was actively maintained. Well, I have no idea of any forks. –  MiJyn Oct 13 '11 at 18:59
    
Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. –  jrg Mar 1 '12 at 17:05

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