There were a lot of upgrades today in Dapper. And it turns out compiz is one of them. So I installed it and xserver-xgl. Here’s how I got it running.
First install the xserver-xgl and compiz packages using apt-get or synaptic
(Originally taken from the instructions at http://doc.gwos.org/index.php/Installxgl)
Then edit /etc/gdm/gdm.conf-custom
and make the empty [servers] section look like:
[servers] # Override display 0 to use Xgl. 0=Xgl [server-Xgl] name=Xgl server command=/usr/bin/Xgl :0 -fullscreen -ac -accel xv -accel glx:pbuffer flexible=true
then add “compiz –replace gconf decoration minimize move place resize rotate scale switcher wobbly zoom cube” and “gnome-window-decorator” in sessions (under System>Preferences).
Then ctrl+alt+backspace and pray! Only the basic things work for me. I can’t do the cool cube effect for example. But the windows sure do wobble, and the switcher work just fine.