I'm aware that the general consensus is that Photoshop is at best barely usable under Wine. I'm one of the lucky few that got CS2 (apparently one of the least quirky) running well under Wine 1.4 in Ubuntu 12.04. All the mentioned quirks like the crashes provoked by the text tool are not present. With the -for my practical purposes- unimportant exception of Bridge refusing to start, the rest is working just fine.
The only grave quirk it has is that on closure, it messes up completely the Unity desktop, lossing automatically the 3D appearance, leaving me with a D2 desktop, square cornered windows and without the (x)(-)() buttons and windows title. This forces me to close the windows by means of Ctrl-Q and eventually a reboot to get back the correct desktop and window appearance.
In the likely case there's no solution to this behaviour, is there a command or script I may use to restore the usual desktop? That would allow me to place a launcher to that effect.
I'll appreciate any comment not in the lines of looking for a Photoshop substitute. I've been through all and they won't let me do in a practical manner what I need.
Many thanks in advance.
Update 27.05.2012 14:20 CST:
Eliah Kagan and Alvin have helped me to pinpoint the problem to the 3D session. Thus, so far the solution involves logging-out of the 3D session and logging back-in with a 2D session before starting Photoshop; then it exits normally and doesn't disturb the desk.
Of great help would be a way to switch-off the 3D effects without having to log-out, and then back-on, if it is at all feasible. Of even greater help would be a BASH script to automate this.
Update 27.05.2012 19:10 CST:
jasmines' suggestion to do a
compiz --replace doesn't terminate correctly, although while the order is still in a loop the desktop appears normal. However, closing the terminal or breaking the loop reverts the session status to a crippled desk, no top panel, no launcher, no window top bar & controls and now; no keyboard.
The final output of the compiz --replace where it gets stuck is this:
WARN 2012-05-27 20:44:32 unity <unknown>:0 Unable to fetch children: No existe la interfaz «org.ayatana.bamf.view» en el objeto en la ruta /org/ayatana/bamf/application62801462 WARN 2012-05-27 20:44:32 unity <unknown>:0 Unable to fetch children: No existe la interfaz «org.ayatana.bamf.view» en el objeto en la ruta /org/ayatana/bamf/application62801462
Hopefully somebody can decode this. It's sanskrit to me. The solution to the problem is still at large...
See virpara's answer. I created the script by his suggestion and placed a launcher to it in my desktop. Works like a charm and solves my Photoshop exit bad manners in less than a minute :-)
Adding 3 screen captures of before, during and after.
Beautiful. This place is a wealth of knowledge. Many thanks to all who participated.
unity --reset? (
--restoreis not a valid flag for
unity.) What happens when you press
F1, log in (you won't see anything as you type in your password, that's fine), run
compiz --display :0 --replace, then press
gtk-logout-helperwork for logging out?