After I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 from 10.10, my compiz configuration stopped working - I have no cube effects and preview files and some other compiz stuff.

I have a Intel x4500 (00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03))


name of display: :0
display: :0  screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: Brian Paul
server glx version string: 1.4 Mesa 7.11-devel

I have removed compiz gnome (with --purge) and install again, nothing works.

I'm using the default Ubuntu desktop (no unity)

Any idea how can I fix this?


Compiz is disabled by default if you're using classic desktop.

First you need to disable Ubuntu Unity Plugin from CompizConfigSettings-manager.

Then you can run compiz with:

compiz --replace

You may also want to make a startup task to run compiz every time you boot Ubuntu.

You can do this from Preferences -> Startup Applications


Same card here. Open the terminal and type:

unity --reset

It will reset the profiles in compiz and everything should work as expected on a default behaviour.

If you want to enable the cube, ccsm has a bug. Here's my profile with the cube enabled to just load it into the unity profile in ccsm.


  • I have to say, if you just want gnome with compiz effects, this command also reset the default profile for it too. – David Rando May 21 '11 at 9:56
  • I don't use unity just classic desktop – fazi May 23 '11 at 9:14
  • that doesn't matter. That command reset all the profiles (Unity and Classic Gnome) for Compiz. Now you're using Compiz 0.9 instead of 0.8 a reset doesn't hurt and you can configure compiz the way you want after that. – David Rando May 23 '11 at 13:16
  • tryed and this waht I got :( Window created on XQueryTree, map state isViewable? 1 Initializing bailer options...done Initializing detection options...done Initializing composite options...done Compiz (opengl) - Fatal: Software rendering detected Compiz (bailer) - Info: Ensuring a shell for your session – fazi May 23 '11 at 14:12
  • Yeah, that's the usual. But i guess after doing that and restart, you're having the same problem, right? – David Rando May 23 '11 at 21:29

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