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Thread: 3d Cube desktop not working. Please help!

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    Question 3d Cube desktop not working. Please help!

    Hi,
    I am new to ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 18.04 in a 2004 macbook pro (ntel® Core™ i5-2435M CPU @ 2.40GHz × 4, graphics: Intel® Sandybridge Mobile), and has installed the Compiz config manager and has enable cube rotate and desktop cube, still nothing happens, no cube present. Is there something I am doing wrong?
    Appreciate if someone can point me in the right direction.
    Many thanks.
    Cheers!

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    Re: 3d Cube desktop not working. Please help!

    Are you even using Compiz? It was part of Unity, but Ubuntu switched to Gnome instead of Unity for 18.04. You can still use Unity in 18.04, but it's something that you'd have to actually do and you don't mention having done so.

    As an alternative, KDE has its own desktop effects, including the cube, without needing anything else, and I think it's a much nicer experience - especially for new users - than using Gnome.

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    Re: 3d Cube desktop not working. Please help!

    Install a desktop that can utilize compiz.
    Ubuntu's Gnome desktop cannot.

    I'd suggest installing the unity desktop.
    (Another desktop that works well is xfce (xubuntu))
    Edit: Or Mate (ubuntu-mate) works very well.

    Once the alternate desktop is installed, switch to it at login.

    About unity and other desktops, see: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread....7#post13848097
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    Re: 3d Cube desktop not working. Please help!

    Ohhh I see, that is what is wrong, I didn't know that the Gnome desktop was not able to run cube desktop. I will try installing Unity or KDE and report back . Thanks for your reply.

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    Re: 3d Cube desktop not working. Please help!

    Perfect. Thanks for your reply deadflowr, I will investigate more about Mate and Unity, I wanto see which one will work best for me.
    Cheers!

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    Re: 3d Cube desktop not working. Please help!

    I am happy to report that KDE plasma is now running in Ubuntu 18.04 with the 3d cube desktop effect working perfectly . And I really like the amount of control I get with KDE plasma.
    Thanks Ubuntu forum rockers for the advice .
    Cheers!

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