[ubuntu-uk] Permanently disable Compiz

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Sun May 3 02:22:55 BST 2009

2009/5/2 Andrew Oakley <andrew at aoakley.com>:
> Liam Proven wrote:
>> whatever as my WM. Completely turn off and disable Compiz and
>> compositing, for all users, for good.
> In Hardy and Intrepid, this was done with System menu, Preferences,
> Appearance, Visual Effects, None.

As I said in my original post:

>> But even
>> changing my Appearance settings to None, Compiz is still my window
>> manager - it's just not adding any effects.

AFAICS, anyway, disabling effects still leaves Compiz the WM, just
with the chrome disabled. It's dog-slow, anyway, whereas Metacity is
reasonably quick.

It's sufficiently slow that on my Pentium M 1.6GHz PC with 1GB of RAM
running off a 7200rpm 160GB disk, it can't keep up with my ~80wpm
typing in Gedit. That's unusably slow to me and makes Ubuntu massively
unpleasant to use.

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