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linuxnoob0075 01-03-2008 06:01 PM

Multiple Screen & Desktop Cube
I have Kubuntu 7.10 running and i have recently installed compiz fuzion
af the the installation completed i had 8 desktops instead of my specified 4, and when i went into configure desktop it said i still only had 4, but when i looked down at my taskbar it showed that i had 8, can anyone tell me how to fix this, or is it already supposed 2 do that?

also i would like to get my desktop cube running but I am not sure how 2 do that at the moment.,,,,,,,,,,,thkx

Brian1 01-03-2008 07:54 PM

When you right click over the virtual windows on the task bar and select Configure Desktops the first line only says 4.

Open an app in the main window. Click the next and start a different one. And continue. Does each and everyone have a different app totally 8 or does 2 windows have the same thing.

Now there is a file that defines the number but at the moment cannot remember it. At this time what is in the file under your home directory.


Brian1 01-03-2008 07:59 PM

this is the file I want to see the contents of under you home directory.


linuxnoob0075 01-03-2008 10:07 PM

come again????????
i dont know exactly what u are saying?

tommytomthms5 01-03-2008 10:10 PM

(sudo) kedit /home/_____/.kde/share/config/kwinrc

for _____ is your login name and sudo is optional

then copy+paste

linuxnoob0075 01-03-2008 11:33 PM

can someone do a step by step?

linuxnoob0075 01-04-2008 12:42 AM

sudo: kedit: command not found

thats what i got

xkero 01-04-2008 06:09 AM

Press Alt+F2 and type "dcop kicker kicker restart". That should fix the silly desktop issue.
Its to do with the applet that displays the desktops (pager) on your task panel (kicker) not understanding that you've changed window managers, or more precisely that the new one treats multiple desktops differently to the old one.

linuxnoob0075 01-04-2008 11:27 AM

wait i think that i am getting this wrong.
How exactly do i view a cube?
isn't it ctrl+alt left click and drag?
or am i wrong
because after i did dcop kicker kicker restart nothing changed visually

linuxnoob0075 01-04-2008 10:36 PM

any suesstions ???????

Brian1 01-05-2008 05:54 PM

Not sure what you mean by cude. Are you referring to 3ddesktop?

As for the multiple desktop on taskbar post output from the following commnads.
cat ~/.kde/share/config/kwinrc
cat ~/.kde/share/config/kdesktoprc


bigrigdriver 01-05-2008 06:20 PM

It's a known issue with compriz fusion: select 1 desktop; get four screens with the same desktop. Select 2 desktops; get 8 screens in groups of 4 with the same desktop.

And, you can't have a different wallpaper in each screen; they are all the same.

Developers hope to have that situation cleared up for the next release.

linuxnoob0075 01-06-2008 02:56 AM

nope that didnt give me a cube...

bigrigdriver 01-06-2008 04:10 AM

In my installation of compriz, I don't see the cube under normal circumstances. I see the usual desktop.

But, if I move the mouse cursor near an edge of the screen, press and hold the scroll whell button, and drag, then the cube becomes visible.

AwesomeMachine 01-06-2008 07:55 AM

It's a little buggy still.

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