9 years ago
Yes. Compiz seems to work fairly well now in Mint 13, although I've seen some glitches here and there still.
Time has passed and from browsing the forum it seems Compiz works with Mint 13 MATE
I'll mark this Implemented
I came across this problem in this thread:
The latest stable version is: compiz-0.8.8
@mikefreeman (and the rest...)
How is the situation now? Did anyone try this in Mint12(Mate)?
Here is the changelog up to 0.9.7 in ubuntu:
Good idea, I hope as Katja user will be soon implemented.
I was going to write a similar idea, so I'll just promote this instead.
I have the same problem, new compiz 0.9.x causes for me many problems,
issues in displaying windows, many issues with gnome panel as well. In ubuntu it is not a big deal because there is no gnome anymore :(
New compiz version is unusable (which is quite normal because it is still work in progress )
I had to switchback to Julia just because of this.
Just look on other ubuntu based distros on distrowatch, Pinguy , Zorin and Trisquel still have stable compiz 0.8.6, there must be reason for it.
Anyway, it is in my opinion very good idea to switch to older but stable compiz.
I'm not having the issues that others are having. I don't know why but I'm using CompizConfig Settings Manager 0.9.4
I also have Displex installed. The thing I miss is the simple CCSM. Can't install it or I would loose Compiz.
Good alternative idea though.
@mikefreeman, Thank you for your idea and information!
I refer to your info, also got full Compiz capability back on my system.
Here's another interesting item: http://sourceforge.net/p/displex/home/
With the PPA I mentioned below, and Displex to replace fusion-icon, I've got full Compiz capability back on my system. Very nice!
Yes, agreed on that! Although not even the splash screen works on my system. It displays some sort of error in text mode (can't remember exactly what it is at the moment), so obviously Plymouth isn't running at all. My first goal is to see if I can get a stable, nice-looking system. I rarely reboot, so the lack of splash screen issue isn't a showstopper for me. I agree, it wouldn't be a good first impression for new users, tho.
I totally agree. Just how many newbies will be put off Linux because of this calamity? I also think the lack of a splash screen to be a mistake too. Even ten seconds with a blank screen is too long.
Ok, I found an alternative that works better...
Add in this PPA: ppa:guido-iodice/compiz-0.8.6-natty
This will revert your Compiz back to 0.8.6, and CCSM will work. Unfortunately, there's no fusion-icon, but it's a good start. I'd still prefer everything reverted back and in either Mint's or Ubuntu's repos. But I'll take what I can get.