Originally Posted by jongkind
Let me know if you dó use Compiz.
Not now, but a while ago I was using Ubuntu and didn't get on with Unity. I found a webpage that showed a way to get something like Gnome2. Here are some relevant (but probably not all the necessary) commands:
sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback
This wasn't completely successful.
I like a 'grown-up' desktop, but since I was messing about with it anyway, I thought I'd try (and probably discard) the Compiz Cube and so on. Here are some relevant (but probably not all the necessary) commands:
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
compiz -- replace
It never worked properly and was a pain in the proverbial. Even the Gnome-session-fallback wasn't really sucessful, so I tried a few other distributions before deciding that Debian was what I wanted.
I think it's likely that all this swapping around, and Compiz in particular, messed up my configuration files.