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DrSkylaser
March 23rd, 2012, 06:04 PM
So I'm having this problem (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/compiz/+bug/945816) (the alt-tab task switcher went away--it's amazing how disruptive to actual work that is!). I'm a rank newb, though, and can't figure out what version of compiz I have (the bug listing says fix released, so I probably need to update?) or how to fix it. Instructions, or pointers to instructions? Sad to say my google fu has failed me. . .

mc4man
March 23rd, 2012, 06:25 PM
The fix(s) will be in next compiz* upgrades, currently not available

If you were fooling around in the unity plugin settings then open compizconfig-settings-manager (ccsm) & set the "Key to show Hud" back to the default of <Alt> (in screen, click on little X icon where cursor is

Edit
can also be re-set with this command

gconftool-2 --set --type string /apps/compiz-1/plugins/unityshell/screen0/options/show_hud "<Alt>"

dino99
March 23rd, 2012, 06:35 PM
So I'm having this problem (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/compiz/+bug/945816) (the alt-tab task switcher went away--it's amazing how disruptive to actual work that is!). I'm a rank newb, though, and can't figure out what version of compiz I have (the bug listing says fix released, so I probably need to update?) or how to fix it. Instructions, or pointers to instructions? Sad to say my google fu has failed me. . .

To get deatails and package changelog, your best friend is synaptic.

sudo apt-get install synaptic
sudo synaptic

then set the preferences to get the package detail

DrSkylaser
March 26th, 2012, 05:27 PM
When try to update via Synaptic or command line, I get an error message "Could not download all repository indexes" with the further details "Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/compiz/ppa/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/compiz/ppa/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead."

The Compiz websites/wiki I can find are woefully out of date, so not particularly helpful. Most of the documentation I can find on Compiz is pretty old--so I am puzzled about the very current bug report on Launchpad. What no doubt very obvious thing am I missing?

dino99
March 26th, 2012, 05:45 PM
When try to update via Synaptic or command line, I get an error message "Could not download all repository indexes" with the further details "Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/compiz/ppa/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/compiz/ppa/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead."

The Compiz websites/wiki I can find are woefully out of date, so not particularly helpful. Most of the documentation I can find on Compiz is pretty old--so I am puzzled about the very current bug report on Launchpad. What no doubt very obvious thing am I missing?

as you says "its pretty old", if you know how to use a browser then check that url :)
i can confirm its very old :) but why are you using a ppa with Precise , where the latest packages are used ?

DrSkylaser
March 26th, 2012, 06:01 PM
as you says "its pretty old", if you know how to use a browser then check that url :)
i can confirm its very old :) but why are you using a ppa with Precise , where the latest packages are used ?

Beats me! I didn't put anything in to Synaptic, that's just what it scanned & came up with. Parts of my system are legacy from a previous user, so I'm always discovering old weird corners I don't understand despite updating to Precise. I can't find any updated sources for Compiz though, which is my question now I suppose: this link is obviously no longer good, but what should I be using instead?

dino99
March 26th, 2012, 06:21 PM
so open a terminal and run :

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

remove everything there (wipe all) and add these lines: (copy/paste them)

deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu precise partner
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main universe restricted multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates main universe restricted multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security main universe restricted multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-proposed main universe restricted multiverse


deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu precise main #wine

deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian oneiric contrib

then save and close that file. When its done, open synaptic and click on the update icon, you'll get the latest packages for upgrading.

DrSkylaser
March 26th, 2012, 10:36 PM
Did that, hit reload in synaptic, and got the same "Could not download all repository indexes" with the details "GPG error: http://download.virtualbox.org oneiric Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 54422A4B98AB5139GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net precise Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 5A9A06AEF9CB8DB0Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/compiz/ppa/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/compiz/ppa/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead."

Which is confusing me because those two ppas that got a 404 aren't in the source list any more. . .

alphacrucis2
March 27th, 2012, 01:45 AM
Did that, hit reload in synaptic, and got the same "Could not download all repository indexes" with the details "GPG error: http://download.virtualbox.org oneiric Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 54422A4B98AB5139GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net precise Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 5A9A06AEF9CB8DB0Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/compiz/ppa/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/compiz/ppa/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead."

Which is confusing me because those two ppas that got a 404 aren't in the source list any more. . .

If you added them using apt-add-repository, then ppa's have their own .list file under /etc/apt/sources.list.d

You should see files in sources.list.d folder called 'ppa name'.list