Compiz-fusion in Ubuntu 12

Asked by Peter Lees on 2012-09-24

How do I get Compiz-fusion to work with the latest version of Ubuntu I have just installed and dowloaded. The Compiz software is installed OK but I can't get the cube up on the desktop after ticking the settings boxes. Please help?

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Can you give the output of:

sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a; uname -a; sudo dmidecode -t 1

Thanks

Peter Lees (peter-lees1) said : #2

On 24/09/12 15:15, actionparsnip wrote:
> Your question #209466 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/209466
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> actionparsnip requested more information:
> Can you give the output of:
>
> sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a; uname -a; sudo dmidecode -t 1
>
> Thanks
>
  *-display:0
        description: VGA compatible controller
        product: N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller
        vendor: Intel Corporation
        physical id: 2
        bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
        version: 00
        width: 32 bits
        clock: 33MHz
        capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
        configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
        resources: irq:44 memory:54180000-541fffff ioport:40c0(size=8)
memory:40000000-4fffffff memory:54000000-540fffff
   *-display:1 UNCLAIMED
        description: Display controller
        product: N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller
        vendor: Intel Corporation
        physical id: 2.1
        bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1
        version: 00
        width: 32 bits
        clock: 33MHz
        capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
        configuration: latency=0
        resources: memory:54100000-5417ffff
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux peter-eM350 3.2.0-31-generic-pae #50-Ubuntu SMP Fri Sep 7 16:39:45
UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
# dmidecode 2.11
SMBIOS 2.6 present.

Handle 0x0001, DMI type 1, 27 bytes
System Information
     Manufacturer: eMachines
     Product Name: eM350
     Version: V1.00
     Serial Number: LUNAH0B01902008BD81601
     UUID: A1D04A11-F465-2C91-572C-705AB6F739D5
     Wake-up Type: Power Switch
     SKU Number: NetTopSku
     Family: Intel_Mobile

Peter Lees

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #3

Hi ,

Compiz effects (like cube , wobbly windows , ..etc) are not work correctly with Unity plugin. (Default desktop for Ubuntu 11.10 and next).

Of course you can install some experimental plugins and test them AT YOUR OWN RISK.

1) sudo apt-get install compiz-fusion-plugins-extra compiz-plugins-extra

and Of course you must be in Ubuntu-3D desktop environment (ubuntu-2d has not compiz but metacity instead)

Thanks

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #4

Experimental Plugins : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZEGJDpAZ3A

Remember AT YOUR OWN RISK.

:-)

You may need an xorg.conf file to make the driver be loaded. This happens with cheaper screens and monitors etc.

Peter Lees (peter-lees1) said : #6

Thanks, I think that a good part of the problem is that my PC does not have
a 3D graphics adaptor. I can select some features that work in 2D. Will
also try ur suggested fix and let u know. PL
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> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> You may need an xorg.conf file to make the driver be loaded. This
> happens with cheaper screens and monitors etc.
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Peter Lees (peter-lees1) said : #7

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.