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I have activated Desktop cube feature in Compiz by editing the config file way in this link:

  1. Preference >> Export
  2. Open the exported profile and edit it
  3. Find “s0_active_plugins” and replace wall with cube ; rotate;
  4. Save it.
  5. Preference >> Import as... and make the new profile.

But after that, if I tried to activate any feature in Compiz, the Unity crashes. What to do to activate (3D windows) and (cube reflection and decoration) and any other features without crashing unity?

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How to Enable Compliz on Ubuntu 11.10 I have actually followed this and it works on my setup. If you do decide to follow this guide, you should create a ccsm shortcut on your desktop for use when you log back in. I also had to hit Ctrl + Alt + F1, and log in and restart lightdm by issuing the following:

sudo service lightdm restart

It came to a standard login box, once logged in I was unable to use Alt + F2 to try and run ccsm. Luckily, I did have a launcher for a different application. I just created a copy of the launcher and changed the path to "ccsm" and was able to launch ccsm that way.

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thanks a very good link, but without a shortcut for ccsm i use the terminal as in the link – Black Block Nov 23 '11 at 12:05
Cool, with my experience, I couldn't open a terminal, so I improvised :-) – itnet7 Nov 23 '11 at 12:18
hahah, can be opened with Ctrl+Alt+T – Black Block Nov 23 '11 at 12:27
I know how it usually can be opened with that combo, but it wasn't able to open for me for some reason at that time. Possibly because I have been playing around with other window manager. If I press Ctrl+Alt+T on any of my other machines, a terminal opens.... Just not this one. – itnet7 Nov 24 '11 at 1:52

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