[Hardy] - How do I disable Compositing? [FIXED]

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at dantian.org
Fri Apr 25 16:02:07 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-04-25 at 11:51 -0400, John Toliver wrote:
> I hate it when I go to the trouble of creating a post hoping something
> I've found will benefit the community, only to find it was a dumb
> mistake I might have made.

Happened to most of us one time or other :)

> Sure enough, metacity has a compositer feature that can only be turned
> on through gconf-editor.  I unchecked this option and my system seemed
> to freeze but the shadowing effect disapeared.  I was happy I found
> the problem but aggravated as I'm in the middle of a long synaptic
> download.  Anyway long story short, I did Alt-f2 and did "metacity
> --replace" and the system returned.  Woohoo fixed it!

> maybe after a while, I will have learned enough to be useful on the
> list :-)

I thought this was already useful for others who also forgot what
settings they changed. (BTW, this is a good case for why one should
write a system diary)

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