Wobbly windows in Dapper

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.

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