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Old 05-12-2008, 10:24 AM   #1
DaF101
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Exclamation Cannot get the cube to work in Ubuntu Studio 8.04


Hey everyone.
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

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Old 05-13-2008, 01:59 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 05-13-2008, 09:40 PM   #3
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Yeah the effects are up and running, you know where you go to change your desktops, its not a cube, its more like a row, do you know how to get the cube to work instead?
 
Old 05-14-2008, 10:17 AM   #4
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Ya, goto the system-preferences-advanced desktop effects-general options-desktop size-change horizontal virtual size to 4 and you will get the cube if it is set to on, on the settings.
 
Old 05-14-2008, 06:44 PM   #5
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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.
 
Old 05-15-2008, 03:18 AM   #6
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So just press alt + F2 and that should get me into the properties?
 
Old 05-15-2008, 10:01 AM   #7
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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.

Last edited by oskar; 05-15-2008 at 10:04 AM.
 
Old 05-18-2008, 12:34 AM   #8
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Ahhh there is no ccsm in there. I'll try and download it.
 
Old 12-09-2008, 10:14 AM   #9
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Great tip!

Thanks - I followed your instructions and it worked like a charm.

One question, though:

I recall seeing someone rotate the cube - producing an effect that there was a 'room' within the cube. How does one do that?
 
Old 12-09-2008, 11:13 AM   #10
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ctrl-alt-left mouse button
 
Old 12-10-2008, 02:23 AM   #11
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Thanks!

Cool - thanks for the tip!

There was one more effect. Although I do not recall it precisely, it was something like this: As one rotates the cube, it appears as if there is an 'office' / room within the cube itself...

If I see it demonstrated again, I'll update this thread with a better description. Until then, can anyone enlighten me?

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