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    Wink Compiz Help Please I Am A Ubuntu Noob!

    This is my first post at these forums and by looking at threads i think that i will surely get some help by the generous people here! Now i wanted some new desktop effects so my friend suggested that i download and install compiz effects. I went to Synaptic Package Manager and typed Compiz and installed all the packages containing that "compiz" name or prefix and it downloaded and installed successfully but now how to enable them! I am on Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Haeron (Full Version and not the Alpha!) (i386) please help! I know this might have asked before but this is the first day i am using Ubuntu!!! :

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    Re: Compiz Help Please I Am A Ubuntu Noob!

    hit alt-f2 and then type:
    Code:
    ccsm
    This will launch compiz config settings manager. From here it is a pretty self explanatory GUI.
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    Re: Compiz Help Please I Am A Ubuntu Noob!

    now? i ticked all the boxes and closed that thing! Now? the effects arent showing???? Do i have to restart?? plz help!

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    Re: Compiz Help Please I Am A Ubuntu Noob!

    shortcuts or anything (Sorry for this utterly foolish postings!)

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    Re: Compiz Help Please I Am A Ubuntu Noob!

    Have you gone into system/preferences/appearance and then clicked on 'normal' or 'extra' on the visual effects tab?

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    Re: Compiz Help Please I Am A Ubuntu Noob!

    yes i have extra effects on!!

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    Re: Compiz Help Please I Am A Ubuntu Noob!

    still thanks asari!

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    Thumbs up Re: Compiz Help Please I Am A Ubuntu Noob!

    By the way my specs are -- Core 2 Duo E4500, 2GB RAM, 250+1TB HDD, NVIDIA 8800GT 512MB!

    Sorry for the double post!

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    Re: Compiz Help Please I Am A Ubuntu Noob!

    that is plenty of graphics power for compiz. Unlike vista's aero compiz doesnt hog resources.
    Desktop: Q6600 OC: 343 x 9, 4 GB RAM, 8600 GTS Twinview (22",17"), 1.5 TB RAID 5
    Laptop: Lenovo T61 T7300 @ 2 GHz, 2GB RAM, Nvidia 140M Quadro, 160 GB harddrive
    Remember to mark posts as [SOLVED] when your problem is resolved

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