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Old 08-27-2009, 04:19 PM   #1
levicalebblack
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Switching from Xfce to Compiz


Hi all,

I have been trying to get the 3D cube for my desktop manager/ window manager. I downloaded all the Compiz packages because I was told that is what you need to get the 3D cube. I have a Motherboard w/NVIDIA C51MV w/o 1394 (FRU). My graphics card is integrated on it. I believe it should do well with the new manager. My problem is, I am using Xfce for a desktop/window manager and I dont know if I need to replace it with Compiz and if so how do I go about doing so. My only goal here is to get the 3D cube. Im sure everyone knows what that is.
 
Old 08-27-2009, 04:21 PM   #2
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you can install compiz under xfce and all you need to do is to have 4 desktops first so as to get that cube,if am not wrong
 
Old 08-27-2009, 04:25 PM   #3
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Also my distro is Xubuntu 8.04.
 
Old 08-27-2009, 04:49 PM   #4
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Yeah, compiz is just an extention for xorg I think? I don't remember, but I do remember before the cube and compiz worked with XFCE. It's too bad the cube only does 4 desktops and not 6 (top and bottom).
 
Old 09-12-2009, 11:25 PM   #5
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i finally upgraded to Ubuntu 9.04 and got it to work somehow.Compiz will do 6 work spaces. mine does up to 12. However it still does not do skydome, top and bottom, workspaces. I find that the 4 with the cube is all i need. i dont really need a hexagon for a workspace manager either let alone a dodecagon unless im trying to show off.
 
  


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