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    Question Cannot get compiz to workin KDE 4.2

    I have KDE 4.2 (and GNOME 2.24) installed. I am trying to install compiz-fusion on KDE. I go to add/remove and find a desktop effects configuration program that is supported by Canonical. On first start however, it told me I needed to have the compiz engine installed and presented me with a button that said "install desktop effects." I clicked it and a dialog window popped up telling me the packages were already installed. I know my graphics card is supported because I have gotten compiz to work in GNOME (I have disabled it in gnome though, in case it would interfere with it in KDE) and I have gotten Kwins efects to work. I checked synaptic and I have all the compiz packages installed except for the dev ones. I am clueless as to how to make this work. I appreciate any help you can provide. Thanks.
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    Re: Cannot get compiz to workin KDE 4.2

    I beleive you use kwin to set effects in KDE and compiz to set effects in gnome. Compiz installed by default, so no need to install it again.

    Jim

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    Re: Cannot get compiz to workin KDE 4.2

    You can use compiz on KDE 4.1, I had to go to System Settings and from Session I set up compiz as opposed to KWin. On KDE 4.2, however, it seems to be different. I cannot find the option.

    In any way, KWin will work better than compiz (on KDE 4.2 I mean). KWin has overall fewer effects, however, they have better integration/stability and a few function that compiz lacks (i.e. preview a minimized window).

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