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    A fix for AWN-Manager

    Hello guys and girls! My laptop JUST decided to eat both the Windows Vista and Ubuntu OS's so now I'm on a desktop computer with Ubuntu 9.04.

    I actually just downloaded AWN-Manager only to find out that it wouldnt work because of some Compiz (-fusion) error. After searching the forums I came to the conclusion that there wasn't a fix for this, so I went and nabbed a different dock Program.

    Alas! There is a fix for AWN-Manager (should work on all computers) but it just seems redundant. But just so you know this is what I did:

    1. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CairoDock

    2. Follow the instructions for installation then start Cairo Dock. It'll be under Applications>System Tools> Cairo-Dock.

    3. When you start it it'll appear with a crappy looking dock at the bottom encased in a black rectangle. And a pop-up window will tell you about this issue and offer to enable Desktop Effects.

    4. Click on yes (either "yes", "ok", or a green check mark will appear). And AWN-Manager will pop up along with Cairo.

    You'll have to play around with the right clicking to close out of them one at a time, but now you have two docks installed as well as desktop effects.

    This is just what I did, but now I got AWN-Manager. I haven't tried to uninstall Cairo because I'm not sure how that'll affect the Decktop Effects. :] Let me know if this works.
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    Re: A fix for AWN-Manager

    indeed, installing Cairo-Dock is the best fix you can imagine for AWN )
    (just kidding )

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    Re: A fix for AWN-Manager

    Quote Originally Posted by fabounet View Post
    indeed, installing Cairo-Dock is the best fix you can imagine for AWN )
    (just kidding )
    well unfortunately it's the only one i've found. everyone has been saying things about video cards and "desktops cannot enable desktop effects"....this what I did and it worked. But as I said, it's a redundant solution but at least you get it fixed. Am I right or am I right? Lol
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