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Old 04-16-2009, 01:13 AM   #1
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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
 
Old 04-16-2009, 01:28 AM   #2
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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...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compiz
 
Old 04-16-2009, 02:23 AM   #3
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Thank you..Now is there a tutorial that can guide me
 
Old 04-16-2009, 02:32 AM   #4
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demonbladenet,

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

Hope this help.
 
Old 04-16-2009, 02:35 AM   #5
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http://wiki.compiz-fusion.org/.
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.
 
Old 04-16-2009, 02:53 AM   #6
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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.
 
Old 04-16-2009, 04:41 AM   #7
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demonbladenet,

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

It is easier than you think!
 
Old 04-16-2009, 07:41 PM   #8
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So is there no way to keep the cube rotating until I need a specific window?
 
Old 04-17-2009, 12:54 AM   #9
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What do you mean to say by that?
 
Old 04-17-2009, 01:07 PM   #10
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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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