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I finally managed to get the desktop effects in Ubuntu studio 8.04 to work, how ever, there is no work space cube. I don't have the internet on the computer that I am using, is there a third party program that I may need to download? Thanks
There is no third part program you need. All you need is to download and install compiz-fusion. Also, make sure that under system-preferences-appearance that you have extra selected under the visual effects tab.
Make sure that the video card drivers are installed properly as well.
Just to let you know it is ctrl alt and arrows to move the cube.
Not quite... I can't keep track of what is installed by default - Take a look at system - preferences - appearance - desktop effects, and see if you have advanced options available. If not - open synaptic and install the compiz config settings manager (ccsm) You might need to install additional plugins, but probably not. Then there should be an advanced option in the desktop effects tab - alternatively you can open it with alt-f2 "ccsm" - and activate the cube and rotate plugin (this stuff moves so fast, an I don't have it currently installed - so no guarantee that this is the best and quickest way.
I think compiz-fusion package conatins plugins that you do not necessarily want that might cause problems, but I might be wrong. I'm pretty sure you don't need it.
alt-f2 is like win-r in windows.
You press alt-f2 and type "ccsm"
If you're lucky ccsm is on the Ubuntu cd, if not - you need to download it.
Can't you use a shared internet connection on this computer? That would make things considerably easier if the package is not on the cd.