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demonbladenet 04-16-2009 01:13 AM

3D desktop?
I understand that there's a way to get a 3d desktop running on Ubuntu...If there is how do I get it? is it part of the distro? If not any good stable apps and/or tutorials?...
I've pretty much got my system set up to my liking and a3D desktop would be a great way to finalize it!

Thanx in advance

1337 04-16-2009 01:28 AM

It is called Compiz, and the applications for it are part of Compiz Fusion. It requires a decent 3D Supported card to run. Here is the wikipedia page...

demonbladenet 04-16-2009 02:23 AM

Thank you..Now is there a tutorial that can guide me

Adler 04-16-2009 02:32 AM


You can try this. Or do a couple of Googles for other install / running compiz-Fusion tutorials.

Hope this help.

linuxlover.chaitanya 04-16-2009 02:35 AM
This link should help you a bit. What documentation are you in need of? Ubuntu does have compiz installed. You just need to install the compizconfig-settings-manager package from the package manager. Search synaptic and install it. You will then have a menu added in System > Preferences > Advanced Desktop Effects Settings.

kDest 04-16-2009 02:53 AM

Also, if you don't know what synaptic is, you can use apt-get directly in a terminal (GNOME console):

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

Which I think is faster and easier, you still need to enable desktop effects in ubuntu though, good luck.

Adler 04-16-2009 04:41 AM


You probably only need to drill down through your menus to enable compiz-Fusion. LOL!

It is easier than you think!

demonbladenet 04-16-2009 07:41 PM

So is there no way to keep the cube rotating until I need a specific window?

linuxlover.chaitanya 04-17-2009 12:54 AM

What do you mean to say by that?

1337 04-17-2009 01:07 PM

I think he wants the cube to rotate by itself (while computer is idle), until he is ready to use the desktop.

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