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What is the equivalent of this command in lubuntu?

# compiz --replace
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  • are you trying to start compiz, if so install it. Then type what you did. Jul 6, 2012 at 10:27

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compiz is the window manager used by Unity. Running compiz --replace when Unity is running will start a new instance of the window manager, replacing the old instance.

Lubuntu uses the openbox window manager. So if you want to do is to run a new instance of openbox, replacing the old one, run:

openbox --replace

That's probably what you want.

On the other hand, if you want to replace openbox with compiz, just run compiz --replace. (If that doesn't work, try killing openbox manually first with killall openbox.)

By the way, you've written compiz --replace with a # character in front of it, as though you're running it from a root shell. That would be wrong. compiz, openbox, and other window managers should be run as the non-root user who is graphically logged in, not as root. Do not use sudo to run compiz or openbox.

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  • $ openbox --replace
    – melvincv
    Jul 6, 2012 at 13:13
  • that was just an error, i only run it from Alt+F2 run box :)
    – melvincv
    Jul 6, 2012 at 13:14

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