I have tried several times in UBUNTU 15.10 to run the cool looking eye candy option of the Desktop Cube with small to catastrophic failures. Any advice?
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CCSM has been dangerous now for a very long time.
I cannot recommend it at all.
Generally the features it provided were moved to more pertinent locations with the advent of Unity, and in some cases nixed. Unity was developed in a completely different mantra - I would not expect smooth sailing, and many, many conflicts.
I'm quite surprised it's still available these days. I remember running Eve Online fondly with desktop cube running!
(Here's my Ubuntu 9.04 +Compiz +Eve Online video from 2009!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tvJssnzNhw
For now, there isn't really an alternative.