Cube effect

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at
Thu May 10 13:18:15 UTC 2007

Alex Janssen wrote:
> Bart Silverstrim said the following on 05/08/2007 02:47 PM:
>> Has there been a fix issued yet for the compiz cube effect?  I enabled 
>> it and it didn't work, but had wobbly windows.  Then I found a fix by 
>> using gconf-editor, and for awhile I had the cube I could rotate using 
>> control-alt and mouse drag.  Then it disappeared again, I think when I 
>> opened the desktop effect dialog box (without changing anything).  Now I 
>> can't get gconf-editor to even get the cube effect back.
>> This is on 7.04 with all the updates.
> Try Beryl instead of Compiz.  It is based on Compiz.  I installed Beryl, 
> Beryl Manager and Emerald, the decorator for Beryl.  On the whole, it 
> works great.  You might want to uninstall Compiz first.

I thought of that, but there are two things that stopped me:
1) Ubuntu has been integrating functionality of compiz and I didn't want 
to do something that may "break" Ubuntu or it's upgrades down the line.
2) Aren't Beryl and Compiz combining code bases now? I hoped the 
upgrades of Ubuntu would integrate the functions as they did so.

Otherwise, I saw Beryl and Emerald in the synaptic repositories.  I 
didn't know what the effect of using them on Feisty would be (as I 
stated above).

Advice? Experiences?  Anyone?

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