[regression?] No way to enable desktop effects in classic session

Bug #771847 reported by Felix Zweig on 2011-04-27
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-control-center

Since Unity with Ubuntu 11.04, there's no way to enable desktop effects w/o Unity. The tab in gnome-appearance-properties is missing, and setting Compiz as window manager in GConf doesn't work either.

A workaround is adding "compiz --replace" as a startup application, but it would be nice if we had an easier and more consistent option again.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: gnome-control-center 1:2.32.1-0ubuntu15
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Apr 27 16:32:31 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Beta i386 (20110413)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: gnome-control-center
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Felix Zweig (f.zweig) wrote :
damien_d (d-dusha) wrote :


As a workaround, try the following:

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

It worked for me. Though I do agree that it would be nice if this was a bit more obvious.

compizconfig-settings-manager is installed, but metacity is still being
used as window manager. However, I'm using a dedicated /home partition
with settings from 10.10, so this might not be the right behaviour.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

The visual effects configuration got deprecated in natty in favor of different sessions that been selected from the login screen, closing the bug

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Invalid
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