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JoyousDeath
July 22nd, 2009, 04:07 PM
This all started when this code


compiz --replace -c emerald &

Blew up in my face and after a flashing screen aborted prematurely. After this I entered emerald --replace which did nothing. I tried changing the System>Preferences>Appearance because I noticed that visual effects were turned off. I fixed this problem with this code.


gconftool-2 -s -t bool /apps/metacity/general/compositing_manager false

found here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1204518&highlight=visual+effects+enabled#5

I then turned visual effects back to the normal setting and tried emerald --replace again. Which worked except for one bug, I can't close the terminal. If I do, no theme is added at all and there is no title bar.

Any ideas? :confused:

JoyousDeath
July 22nd, 2009, 04:29 PM
Some lovely IRC friends helped in the ubuntu support window.


(emerald --replace &)

This fixes my specific problem, thanks to all who helped.