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  1. #11
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    Re: 11.04 Problem with unity

    Quote Originally Posted by mc4man View Post
    There are 2 ways to switch from wall to cube/rotate and not take the chance of unsetting all the plugins.

    One way is to use gconf-editor, the other is to temporally disable automatic plugin sorting in ccsm while doing the switch

    For gconf-editor - while in the unity login -open a terminal and run
    Code:
    gconf-editor
    Navigate as shown in screen 1 to /apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options, right click on 'active plugins ' > edit

    In edit mode - screen 2, highlight wall, click remove

    While there I also remove a few other things, will list and why
    grid - if you want to drag windows from workspace to ws it interferes
    snap - can't stand it
    imgpng - I use a transparent unity panel - don't want the shadow
    unitymtgrabhandles - depends on imgpng, only good for touch devices

    Now click on the add button and type in cube - screen3
    Do the same for rotate, screen 4 shows both added

    Do not use gconf-editor to add or adjust anything else - it doesn't resolve conflicts, so after adding cube/rotate close out gconf-editor, wait a few seconds for the compiz reset/
    Then no matter what log out and back in.
    You then can open ccsm and adjust any of the enabled plugins
    (I use desktop based viewport switching and change some things in the unity plugin, in general > desktop size go with 1 vertical, 4 horizontal, ect

    Note - you must enable rotate, most will want with cube, anyway it is needed for other reasons
    mine don't have "active plugins"..
    so, how.?

  2. #12
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    Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

    Re: 11.04 Problem with unity

    Quote Originally Posted by mc4man View Post
    When you tried to change from wall to cube/rotate you likely unset all the plugins inc. the unityshell one (several plugins will do this when enabling or disabling

    Before anything else gets to messed up. while in Classic(no effects), open a terminal and run these 2 separate commands
    Code:
    gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/compiz-1
    gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/compizconfig-1
    Then log out and back into the Ubuntu (unity) login - should be back to the defaults

    If you then want to set cube/rotate instead of wall ask - a couple of easier ways
    This worked for me as well - the rest of the family would like to thank you
    Never eat yellow snow

  3. #13
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    Re: 11.04 Problem with unity

    Hi,

    Thanks for this workaround. I'm having the same problem with Unity and compiz and wanted to try out your solution but have an additional problem: I'm currently using a laptop with a broken space bar. I generally use xmodmap to map space character onto the Caps Lock key. However, when I try to enter the xmodmap command in the current situation where Unity is not working, I get the following error: xmodmap: unable to open display ''.

    I'm unable to copy and paste the commands onto the terminal either. Is there any workaround for this problem?

    I'm using ubuntu 11.04 dual boot with windows vista.

  4. #14
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    Re: 11.04 Problem with unity

    Quote Originally Posted by zippy_uk_2001 View Post
    This worked for me as well - the rest of the family would like to thank you
    Did not work for me. Upgraded from 10.04 to Natty. (HP Mini 110).

    When I use Unity, I get the background image and the shadow of the top task bar only. I can pan across and click, and get the drop downs. Likewise, I cannot see the task icons on the left, but I can click them where they should be.

    Bill

  5. #15
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    Re: 11.04 Problem with unity

    Quote Originally Posted by danealle View Post
    mine don't have "active plugins"..
    so, how.?
    Thanks so much! This worked like a charm for me after several hours of frustration.

  6. #16
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    Re: 11.04 Problem with unity

    also seems to work for me in 11.10.
    Thank you, it broke for me in 11.04 and I've been without it since.
    I really catches the attention of any one unfamiliar with ubuntu.
    I once got asked 'what kind of computer is that?'

    Niall

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