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user1397
October 6th, 2006, 03:26 PM
under dapper, i installed xgl/compiz using this guide: http://forum.beryl-project.org/viewtopic.php?id=389

then i removed the compiz repos, and went to status in synaptic, looked in obsolete, and found the compiz and xgl packages there. so i removed those too.

then i dist-upgraded to edgy, and now im running edgy beta. but, if i look in sessions in my gdm, xgl still shows up. how can i competely remove it?

also, does xgl/compiz/beryl work only on the kernel you installeed it from, or are kernels not a factor when considering xgl/compiz's functionality?

My plan is to uninstall xgl/compiz, and eventually install beryl.

PriceChild
October 6th, 2006, 10:03 PM
SOmeone else asked this exact same question... i ended up acciadently removing his entire xserver and 76 other programs.... check out here:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=269667

btw the instructions have been edited and should now work.

slimdog360
October 7th, 2006, 03:47 AM
I managed to get rid of it, though I cant remember how I did it.

nothingworks
October 23rd, 2006, 02:55 AM
I just removed compiz/XGL because my old pc was too sluggish with it.

Steps:
1) uninstall compiz and XGL using Symantic package manager (System->Administration)
2) Make sure you made a backup of your xorg.conf before installing XGL (below I assume it was xorg.conf.backup)

2a) Kill your X server control+alt+backspace. It will try to restart but will fail
2b)rename xorg.conf to something else
sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.xgl
2c)rename the backup back to xorg.conf
sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup /etc/X11/xorg.conf
2d)if you have a script file like /usr/bin/thefuture (may be a different name, edit it and comment out all lines by adding a # as the start of every line)
3)start X, now without compiz/XGL.
startx

This worked me on Dapper Drake 6.06 LTS

user1397
October 23rd, 2006, 03:43 AM
I just removed compiz/XGL because my old pc was too sluggish with it.

Steps:
1) uninstall compiz and XGL using Symantic package manager (System->Administration)
2) Make sure you made a backup of your xorg.conf before installing XGL (below I assume it was xorg.conf.backup)
2a) Kill your X server control+alt+backspace. It will try to restart but will fail
2b)rename xorg.conf to something else
sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.xgl
2c)rename the backup back to xorg.conf
sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup /etc/X11/xorg.conf
2d)if you have a script file like /usr/bin/thefuture (may be a different name, edit it and comment out all lines by adding a # as the start of every line)3)start X, now without compiz/XGL.
startx

This worked me on Dapper Drake 6.06 LTSthis is great to know. however, i have since reinstalled ubuntu on my computer twice! still though, if i ever need this again, thank you for posting it here.