Compiz & Unity conflict

Asked by Michael Allen on 2012-02-26

HP G7-1310us with an Intel HD Graphics 3000 running 11.10.

I want to be able to enable the cube and use the unity dock or at least properly disable unity and use the older desktop with the cube.

Whenever I enable the cube it works with no problem but I lose the unity dock on the side and I can not reach any of the other functions along the top of the screen.

Can anyone help me issue?

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Enrico "eNry" Carafa
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Usually you can't use the cube.
But you can try to follow this:

Sam_ (and-sam) said : #2

> enable the cube it works with no problem but I lose the unity dock

Nothing dramatic, you need to enable the unity plugin again.
Either open a terminal: ctrl+alt+t
and run compizconfig-settings-manager:

Or logout and login to unity-2d and enable the plugin from there.

Michael Allen (mchl-allen) said : #3

I don't know why this hasn't been working for me so far. I have done this a million times and the dock and desktop just wouldn't function properly. As soon as I post it in a forum it starts working. I guess I just had to tell everyone my computer was acting crazy for it to get embarrassed and start working right. My computer is just tempermental.

Michael Allen (mchl-allen) said : #4

Thanks Enrico "eNry" Carafa, that solved my question.