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    Hi,

    Few weeks back i had upgraded to ubuntu 12.10 from ubuntu 12.04. After few updates whenever i start my laptop i am getting an error with description "The application compiz has closed unexpectedly" (See the screenshot for more details).


    Any pointer to resolve this problem.
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    Re: The application compiz has closed unexpectedly error in ubuntu 12.10

    it could be a few things to do:

    - open synaptic to purge all the related installed compiz packages, then reinstall compiz

    - do the same thing with the video driver

    - sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf

    then reboot

    note: on dist-upgrade, often the old settings can do weird issues; you can erase (or rename): .gconf, .config, .gnome2 , .local (hidden folders inside /home, ctrl+h to unhide them). They will be cleanly recreated on next boot (but without your custom tweaks, as its the default settings)
    Last edited by dino99; November 29th, 2012 at 05:21 PM.

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    Re: The application compiz has closed unexpectedly error in ubuntu 12.10

    Quote Originally Posted by dino99 View Post
    it could be a few things to do:

    - open synaptic to purge all the related installed compiz packages, then reinstall compiz

    - do the same thing with the video driver

    - sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf

    then reboot
    Thanks for the reply dino. Could you please explain the first and second steps in detail?

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    Re: The application compiz has closed unexpectedly error in ubuntu 12.10

    sudo apt-get install synaptic
    (if not yet installed)

    sudo synaptic

    there, search the installed *compiz* packages (left pane: select "status" from bottom, then "installed" from top), and select each one to purge them (right-click) (remove them all, then select compiz for reinstallation)

    can do the same with your video driver (xserver-xorg-video-xxxx , where xxxx is yours (either nvidia/amd/intel/...)
    Last edited by dino99; November 29th, 2012 at 05:28 PM.

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    Re: The application compiz has closed unexpectedly error in ubuntu 12.10

    Dino, Thanks for the reply again . I will check it out and let you know.

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