I'm trying to setup up compiz in Ububtu Studio 18.04 on a dual boot mac (specs below) I installed compiz:

sudo apt-get install compiz*

Seemed to work and the settings manager is there. Then I disabled the default compositor by unticking Enable Display Compositing (Settings Manager > Window Manager Tweaks > Compositor). I run compiz:

compiz --replace

It seems to crash before if finishes and window elements disappear. Compiz seems to work as the window movement warping works. I added compiz to (Settings Manager > Session and Startup > Application Autostart) and restarted. Still no window elements and now compiz doesn't work.

Any ideas as to what the issue might be or what I could try?


Mac Mini mid 2010, 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo Nvidia GeForce 320m 256mb


The answer here - How to correctly install Compiz on Xfce 4.12? in combination with unlocking the dpkg directory (https://www.tecmint.com/fix-unable-to-lock-the-administration-directory-var-lib-dpkg-lock/) solved this for me if anyone is having the same issue.

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