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had the same problem I ran sudo apt-get update to install the recent updates. Then sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-plugins-extra Worked like a charm,


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I ended up restoring all my configuration files (~/.___) from a backup and that fixed it. But I never figured out what caused it.


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I found some bugs in the link above: I need to modify the CMakeLists.txt file in data directory by commenting the single line in it, because this line tries to install unity file inside /pam.d directory where normal users cannot do this, so I created the folder manually and copied the file then changed permissions. I had to manually create the folder ...


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I was also experiencing these exact same symptoms and finally decided to do a little diving into my dotfiles and found the solution by systematic process of elimination. In my case, it turns out that something had gone wrong with the files stored in my compiz configuration cache. Simply deleting the directory and relogging solved my graphics issues: $ rm ...


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The fun part of "home made products" is always that you can make it pretty much exactly as you like. The possible downside is that you easily get carried away a bit by a project if it is nice to work on... That might be the case with the script below :). While I would have preferred to add a detailed explanation on how it works "under the hood", this is a ...


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Tentative answers: I've just discovered http://www.webupd8.org/2013/07/fuzzy-window-switcher-for-ubuntu.html which links to https://github.com/XCMer/fuzzy-window-switcher .. this looks promising. The comments at webupd8 also point out that the Compiz Scale plugin has similar functionality. Start typing and the window thumbnails are narrowed to match the ...


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The answer turns out to be the Window Rules plugin. See http://wiki.compiz.org/Plugins/Widget and http://wiki.compiz.org/WindowMatching#Winrules , specifically the Skip taskbar and Skip pager options. Enter widget=1 for these options to match windows on the widget layer.


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You can install Nvidia proprietary driver and switch to Nvidia adapter. Run in terminal sudo apt-get install nvidia-346 nvidia-prime and reboot. You will be able to switch adapters in Nvidia Settings application. You can also toggle adapters by running sudo prime-select nvidia and sudo prime-select intel You will have to log off and on to apply ...


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While in this answer, the question was on how to (re-) arrange application specific windows into a grid, the edited version below rearranges all "normal" windows into a grid: #!/usr/bin/env python3 import subprocess import getpass import sys #--- set your preferences below: padding between windows, margin(s) cols = int(sys.argv[1]); rows = ...


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It didn't work DISPLAY=:0 compiz --replace compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: core compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: core No protocol specified compiz (core) - Fatal: Couldn't open display :0 compiz (core) - Info: Stopping plugin: core compiz (core) - Info: Unloading plugin: core DISPLAY=:0 dconf reset -f /org/compiz error: Error spawning command ...


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You could replace your current instance of compiz with the following command from a tty. DISPLAY=:0 compiz --replace You can probably also do: DISPLAY=:0 dconf reset -f /org/compiz/


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I have a laptop with the same APU, I stick with the open-source ATI driver. You'd need catalyst only for "serious" games that won't run well on such a APU anyway. Also, ATI drivers have always been very buggy, both in Linux and in Windows! With nvidia, things are different: the open-source driver is quite immature and has limitations but does its basic 2D ...


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I use Xubuntu with an ATI Radeon HD 8600M, which has gave me several problems when I use the propietary driver. I have posted several question here regarding the issue (click my username to see the questions). They might help you. In any case, it depends a lot of what you want to do. For example, I don't play videogames but I do use software which requires ...


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Personally i keep 3 drivers installed (1 canonical and 2 proprietary) and switch between them depending on what i need at the moment. usually linux works best with Xorg driver, and also when you upgrade your linux distributive you can often run into big lags with proprietary drivers(like black screen, or X don`t starts at all after upgrade), so i switch to ...


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I'm not sure why but I guess CCSM thinks that wobbly windows doesn't have a unity dependency and as a result it disables unity after enabling that effect. I have tried it myself and after a restart unity is gone: no launcher, no nothing. I would stay away from CCSM. There is a way to get the wobbly windows effect without using CCSM: ...


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compiz store a file called 'firstrun' under the ~/.config/compiz-1/compizconfig path. So all you have is to delete this file and then run CCSM again so it will shows you the warning dialog. sudo rm -f ~/.config/compiz-1/compizconfig/firstrun Tip: In general you don't have to use sudo within your home, but here you have to use sudo even in your home dirs ...


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As the dialog suggests, there's a Unity plugin that provides decorations. You can find it in the Desktop section of ccsm. In the Decorations tab, Check Override Theme Settings then set the shadow colors to be 0 percent opaque. No more shadows!


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Just these lines solved it for me: dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ sudo reboot I also tried booting into different kernels, and I also changed from the nVidia driver to the nouveau driver using unity-control-center > Sources > Proprietary Drivers


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So the solution was that I have a lousy video card. NVIDIA Corporation G72 [GeForce 7200 GS / 7300 SE] graphics card Going to see if I can get an upgrade to my hardware.



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