post #149 is I think how I implemented it.
however, several weeks after I installed the fix, one of my Compiz upgrades snuck through, apparently, and wrecked my Compiz configuration. it may have been my error, except I don't remember doing anything wrong or risky.
as a result, I am one of those (impatiently) waiting for the resolution of the bug -- I guess somewhere in the launchpad thread there's a good explanation of why the fix has landed in Quantal but not Precise, but I don't understand that, either.
this bug report as well? If we can get the number of people affected up higher, the report might get more attention and urgency.
If anyone else comes across the same problem, leave a comment here and join the bug report also. Comment on the bug report if you have some more information.
If you don't have a launchpad account, you'll need to make one (or maybe you can use your forum login?), log in, and then click, in the report, on the yellow (!) next to "This bug affects # people. Does this bug affect you?" then click "(O) Yes, it affects me."
If you want to try, you'll either need to add Quantal's repositories or download the packages manually. I went with manually because I don't want to install other stuff from Quantal yet.
The list of packages to download is pretty long, particularly a few obscure dependencies will come up.
I've individually downloaded and installed the following packages:Also important to note, the latest version of compiz in Quantal has been severly lobotomized to preserve interoperability with in GLES for ARM. It will probably be back in shape soon enough, but the current version looks a little WIP.Code:bamfdaemon_0.3.0-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb compiz_0.9.8.0-0ubuntu1_all.deb compizconfig-backend-gconf_0.9.8.0-0ubuntu1_all.deb compizconfig-settings-manager_0.9.8.0-0ubuntu1_all.deb compiz-core_0.9.8.0-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb compiz-gnome_0.9.8.0-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb compiz-plugins_0.9.8.0-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb compiz-plugins-default_0.9.8.0-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb compiz-plugins-extra_0.9.8.0-0ubuntu1_all.deb compiz-plugins-main_0.9.8.0-0ubuntu1_all.deb compiz-plugins-main-default_0.9.8.0-0ubuntu1_all.deb libbamf0_0.3.0-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb libbamf3-0_0.3.0-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb libcompizconfig0_0.9.8.0-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb libdecoration0_0.9.8.0-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb libglew1.8_1.8.0-1ubuntu2_amd64.deb libglewmx1.8_1.8.0-1ubuntu2_amd64.deb libmetacity-private0a_2.34.5-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb libnux-3.0-0_3.4.0-0ubuntu3_amd64.deb libnux-3.0-common_3.4.0-0ubuntu3_all.deb libpci3_3.1.9-5ubuntu2_amd64.deb libunity-core-6.0-5_6.4.0-0ubuntu4_amd64.deb libunity-protocol-private0_5.96.0-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb libunity-webapps0_2.0.1-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb metacity_2.34.5-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb metacity-common_2.34.5-0ubuntu1_all.deb nux-tools_3.4.0-0ubuntu3_amd64.deb pciutils_3.1.9-5ubuntu2_amd64.deb python-compizconfig_0.9.8.0-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb sgml-base_1.26+nmu3ubuntu1_all.deb unity-2d_6.4.0-0ubuntu4_all.deb unity_6.4.0-0ubuntu4_amd64.deb unity-autopilot_6.4.0-0ubuntu4_all.deb unity-common_6.4.0-0ubuntu4_all.deb unity-lens-applications_6.4.0-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb unity-lens-files_6.4.0-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb unity-lens-music_6.6.0-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb unity-lens-video_0.3.9-0ubuntu1_all.deb unity-services_6.4.0-0ubuntu4_amd64.deb unity-webapps-service_2.0.1-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb
Last edited by quequotion; September 14th, 2012 at 10:31 AM.
About two weeks ago Unity 5.16.0 was released to fix this issue.
Unfortunately it does not fix bug 1025535, where unity appears on top of everything when the cube is enabled and transparent.
This bug also continues to affect Unity 6.6.0 in Quantal.
I hope it's not me or my hardware, but the last week or so, Compiz has become extremely unstable. Within 3-10 hours of a reboot, almost inevitably I'll come up against:
1) a frozen desktop, or one that is completely corrupted;
2) a desktop that will refuse to return from the screensaver, requiring a hard reboot, which is always fun;
3) a "broken cube," as it were -- a desktop which refuses to spin to reveal any other desktops. In the past, when Compiz crashed in this fashion, it was considerate enough to arrange all open windows from other desktops on the remaining one, but the most recent version of Compiz do not do this.
I understand this isn't the best place to post this -- however 1) when I look at the lengthy list of Compiz bugs on Launchpad, I don't really see anything germane because 2) I don't really know where to look to find. In fact, [the few] times when the crash reporter pops up to ask me if I'd like to report the bug, it asks me something impenetrable or irrelevant.
So -- I guess one reason I'm posting here is I don't find another Compiz thread, and the discussion here has been intelligent and well-informed.
1) Where should I look to find the bug to report?
2) Is there any particular feature I should try disabling to stabilize things?
3) As I mentioned earlier, I had trouble with the the older version of Compiz, so am unwilling to use the back version. I really have grown quite fond of Unity, but while an occasional crash is acceptable, inevitable ones really aren't. Should I just go to Gnome 3?