View Full Version : [ubuntu] ccsm Installed, no 3D Desktop

February 26th, 2009, 08:26 AM
Hi guys,

I'm on a Macbook Pro 4,1, I've installed ccsm, but for some reason, even though I've selected "3d cube" it will not activate when I press CtrlAlt down/left/right... what might I have done wrong?

Thanks for your help! Linux is insanely great by the way!


February 26th, 2009, 08:32 AM
under the general settings in ccsm go to the last tab desktop size and change the horizontal virtual size to 4.

February 26th, 2009, 05:44 PM
Thanks man, that got me to the point now that when i press ctrl/alt down I see a series of panals on the horizontal but no cube. when I press ctrl/alt left/right it seems to move like a cube which looks cool... but I cant back it up and see the cube.

What might I have done wrong?

Thanks again for your help on this!


February 26th, 2009, 06:06 PM
control>alt>down unforlds the cube.
Have a look in the ccsm under desktop cube.you can change this command if you wish.
To move the cube hold down control>alt>left mouse button and move the cube this way.

February 27th, 2009, 03:22 AM
is there no way of backing up and viewing the cube in 3d space not unfolded... so i can see the gears inside for instance? I've seen it done this way in pictures..

Thanks again.


February 27th, 2009, 08:57 AM
Spin the cube by pressing mouse scroll wheel and drag.
To set the gears open ccsm>effects>mark>cubegears
Under desktop cube setting go to last tab transparent cube and change the opacity values as desired.
This will allow you to see the gears.
Under desktop make sure you have marked rotate cube as well.
close out as above Spin the cube by pressing mouse scroll wheel and drag.

follow this linkhttp://www.compiz.org/ and look under the WIKI tab.
This will answer all your questions.