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July 17th, 2010, 08:16 PM
how do i activate the desktop cube.

July 17th, 2010, 08:18 PM
installing compiz config fuzion..

run in terminal
sudo aptitude install compizconfig-settings-manager

system->options-> compiz config settings manager...

scroll down until you find desktop cubus or similar...

advice also enable rotate cube

July 17th, 2010, 11:34 PM
Much much easier to install the simple ccsm, which will install both a simple gui and the full ccsm at the same time.

sudo apt-get install simple-ccsm

Run it from System > Preferences > Simple CompizConfig Settings manager

Just walk through the tabs to turn on the cube, select its shape (cube, cylinder or sphere) and how many faces it has.

Lots of other nice things to tweak also, like edge & corner effects.

The full ccsm is overwhelming for someone just starting with effects.

Once you play with the simple-ccsm for a while, you can explore the full ccsm application at your leisure.