I have decided to join the Linux community and have chosen Ubuntu for my initial foray into this new and exciting world.
I am teaching myself the basics using a well recommended text book. I am currently working through the chapter on using the Compiz Window Manager.
On Ubuntu systems, Compiz can be configured using the gconftool-2 command-line utility.
In the text, the following command examines the settings for the Compiz Wobbly Windows plug-in:
gconftool-2 -R /apps/compiz/plugins/wobbly
However, when I enter this command, nothing happens, at all, and the command line simply returns to the next line, awaiting the next command.
The text I am using is dated and written for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I am using Ubuntu 16.04.2. There will, therefore, clearly be differences. I've done the following:
- I've checked and gconftool-2 is still a legitimate command.
- I've checked and Compiz is actively running.
- I’ve searched for the Compiz plugin wobbly, which is also installed.
- I can see that Compiz is not located in the directory given in the text, i.e. it does not appear under in the following directory ‘/apps/compiz/plugins/wobbly’.
Therefore, I concluded the gconftool-2 command is not working as intended because the directory given ‘/apps/compiz/plugins/wobbly’ is no longer valid in the current version of Ubuntu. Therefore, to resolve the issue, I would simply need to locate the relevant file(s). However, when I run ‘locate compiz’ in the terminal, the list of files returned has to be in excess of a hundred. I ran ‘locate wobbly’ which returned only three files, however running the following command does not work either:
gconftool-2 -R /usr/share/compiz/wobbly
How do you examine and set specific repository keys and new values for the Compiz Window Manager, and its associated plugins, using the command-line in Ubuntu 16.04? How has this changed since 10.04 and how does one know which files to examine, there are simply too many Compiz files to know where to start?