It's time to jettison CCSM

Andrew Starr-Bochicchio a.starr.b at
Fri Jan 27 05:00:53 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 9:16 PM, Andrew Starr-Bochicchio
<a.starr.b at> wrote:
>> - Since it's settings are separate from Unity a "unity --reset"
>> doesn't fix it, you have to blow away .compiz or some other dotfile
>> directories to get a desktop back.
> Is this true? I just tested this by exporting my compiz settings using
> CCSM and running a "unity --reset" All my custom settings seem to have
> been cleared. Using CCSM, I was then easily able to re-import my
> backed up settings and restore them all. The unity python wrapper
> seems to try and wipe all your compiz settings if --reset is used. It
> calls:
> subprocess.Popen(["gconftool-2", "--recursive-unset", "/apps/compiz-1"])
> Is there a bug in unity's --reset option where this doesn't work in
> some cases?

And the answer is yes. There is an open bug against unity where "unity
--reset" fails if the Unity plugin is disabled.

-- Andrew Starr-Bochicchio

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