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After upgrading to oneiric I want to tweak some unity settings, but changing anything with CompizConfig Settings Manager has no effect. I tried to relogin or reboot but it didn't help.

In natty I used only gnome (unity didn't started because of a driver issue). Also, when I first started ccsm, Ubuntu Unity Plugin was not enabled, which seemed strange to me. I enabled it, resolving some conflicts to make sure that each setting is enabled for unity and not the conflicting plugin.

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I have a similar issue where when I boot up, my custom expo and scale plugin edge settings dont work until I make compiz restart by enabling or disabling another plugin like 'shelf', which makes it restart and then makes my settings work. Have you tried unity --reset from a terminal – duffydack Oct 15 '11 at 20:52
Make sure that you are actually running Unity and not Unity 2D: if your top panel has no shadow, you are running Unity 2D, which cannot be configured via ccsm. – htorque Oct 15 '11 at 23:22
Thanks, htorque! It is really Unity 2d :( – Matik Oct 16 '11 at 8:31
So, how does one configure Unity 2D then? – Martin Ueding Nov 9 '11 at 16:49

Also had some problems with Compiz following an upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10.

Just finished performing a clean install of 11.10 Desktop (32bit), now CompizConfig works fine. Hope this helps.

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You are probably missing libdconf0. Install it and you should be fine. libdconf0 Install libdconf0

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