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    how do I get snow back on my desktop?

    this may seem like a silly problem, but one of the things that I fell in love with when I first started using Linux several years ago was the snow effect on Compiz and later on Kwin when I switched to KDE. But for some reason every single desktop environment has hacked this out of their code.

    So my question is this: what distro and which desktop environment do I have to use to get this plugin back? I'm more than willing to format my hard drive and distro hop JUST to get snow back on my computer.

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    Re: how do I get snow back on my desktop?

    This thread might help. I believe the snow screen saver is in this.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...nt+screensaver

    EDIT: I am sorry I was thinking of something else when I posted here.
    Last edited by irv; September 18th, 2012 at 07:08 PM.
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    Re: how do I get snow back on my desktop?

    Snow was removed from the Compiz extra plugins. E17 has snow and rain modules but they are very different. You would need a an SVN PPA or an E17 distro like Bodhi Linux to get the modules working.The E17 packages in the repo are incomplete and outdated and Compiz won't work with E17. http://www.bodhilinux.com/

    There are Gnome 2 distros like Scientific Linux but I don't know if an older versions Compiz and plugins are available for it. https://www.scientificlinux.org/news/SL6.3-live
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    Re: how do I get snow back on my desktop?

    Yep, and theres been no snow in KDE either since 4.7.

    See here for more details:

    http://forum.kde.org/viewtopic.php?f=111&t=97186

    http://blog.martin-graesslin.com/blo...opengl-es-2-0/

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