How can i properly set up Compiz in Xubuntu?

  • Are you sure you want to install compiz? For some simple compositing effects like transparency it is worthwile to just activate XFWMs own compositor. See, for instance: ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=138373 – chris Jan 5 '11 at 15:01

Compiz is not installed on Xubuntu for reasons of lightness but it can be installed:

sudo apt-get install compiz compiz-plugins-main compiz-plugins-extra

Change to compiz:

compiz --replace

Install Compiz Config Settings Manager too:

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

You can find compizconfig-settings-manager in System -> Preferences

$sudo apt-get install compiz gnome-themes compizconfig-settings-manager
$compiz --replace ccp &

Be sure to go to Settings Manager->Sessions and Startup to add the line:

compiz --replace ccp

to ensure that compiz loads each time you start your PC.


Have a look here


Post is a bit old, but i guess it will work just fine.


You might want to check out this for the latest 11.04 release. Seems pretty complete though I have yet to try it


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