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February 13th, 2010, 04:07 PM
I am running Ubuntu 9.1 and I started having a problem with the Visual Effects defaulting to NONE instead of CUSTOM after I reboot. I can select CUSTOM and everything appears fine, however after I restart it returns to NONE. Is there anyway that my preferred setting can be selected and remain selected until I choose to change it. Thank You.

February 13th, 2010, 04:33 PM
Try loading up gconf-editor and navigate to desktop > gnome > applications > window_manager and change the default to compiz.

To open gconf-editor, open a run box by pressing alt + F2 keys together and type gconf-editor.

February 13th, 2010, 06:12 PM
I don't think howefield's answer will get you anywhere as those keys are no longer active. Try adding compiz to the Startup Applications in System->Preferences.

February 13th, 2010, 06:30 PM
I tried the gconf-editor and compiz was already the default. I also tried to add compiz to start up applications, with the same same results. I can't seem to nail down what is changing my selection.

February 18th, 2010, 05:26 PM
Same problem here. Compiz resets back to no effects after reboot. Both when I use fusion-icon and normal desktop effects.

February 18th, 2010, 06:11 PM
Found a solution:


Hope this helps you also!