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Compiz and its steps


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#1 Freddie3782

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 07:52 PM

installed compiz from the add and remove programs and it worked fine for a while. got the 3d desktop that got me intrested in ubuntu. but then the top of my pages were gone. I went into terminal and did the metacity replace command. now my windows have file edit ect. but the top of them where the x a square and a line on the top right are still gone and my desk top still turns like a cube but not the way I wanted it to and when I open a window it goes underneath the top task bar and I have to use the windows key and then right click and drag to get it to a good visual sight. want the bells and wristel that come with ubuntu. I have patience and I mostly don't want to do windows anymore. So If anyone has any information or steps to do all that that ubuntu can do. with the 3d desktop. the windows burn when exit the awesome custamability . any info would help.
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Posted 21 March 2009 - 11:46 AM

Could you give us the Make/Model of your video card along with the video driver you're using?

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 09:14 PM

where do I find that? :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 11:50 AM

This information can be found in the xorg.conf file.

Execute the following comand in the terminal:

sudo cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf > ~/Desktop/xorg.txt


This command will copy the info from your xorg.conf file to a new file called xorg.txt on your desktop. Post the contents of
this file here and we can determine this info for you.



Note:
Always be wary whenever someone asks you to execute a command in the terminal. While 99% of the time the command is innocuous, this is not always the case. For this reason, I'm including this description of the command I asked you to execute:

sudo: execute as root(administrator). Needed since xorg.conf is protected from non-admin users.
cat: display the contents of a file.
/etc/X11/xorg.conf: the location of the file to display
> : redirect the output of cat to somewhere else
~/Desktop/xorg.txt: the place where > is redirecting to

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 02:19 PM

ok drew.
Typed in the line you gave me and a Icon on my desktop appeard and when I opened it
it had this:

# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# Note that some configuration settings that could be done previously
# in this file, now are automatically configured by the server and settings
# here are ignored.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
DefaultDepth 24
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "fglrx"
EndSection

hope this means something to you.
oh for some reason. When I tried to get compiz off my computer I typed metacity --replace
on the terminal and the right button on my mouse pad don't work unless I push the button with
the windows logo on it. the left button only grabs and moves the window. nothing more.
and to push a link I have to push ctrl + (the windows logo) then the left mouse pad button but
a new tab opens showing the link. my desktops are now moving like a cube.
What is going on with my Ubuntu?
Sorry it took time to get back to you.
Work has been sluggish and I've been down.
Thanks for helping me.
if I come across the source code to life I'll make sure
and pass it along. so you can change it. :thumbsup:




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