Help installing compiz on mint 13 MATE

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Nov 17, 2012
  1. 3bbb7
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    I have linux mint 13 MATE desktop and I tried installing compiz. I installed the compiz package and the CCSM and none of the effects work.

    I tried this:

    compiz --replace

    Went to mateconf-editor, and edited the window manager in desktop/mate/session/required_components from marco to compiz.
    What happens now is that my icons on the bars disapear (close maxamize, minimize)
    I enable window decoration, and I get them back. However, I cannot move the windows around anymore. I click and drag them and they don't work.

    I just repeated this process, and switched back to marco
    marco --replace, and changed window manager back to marco.

    Any help fixing this problem appreciatedd :)
     
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    http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/919
    Probably already looked at this, but from what I can see, there is nothing wrong with these instructions and if you follow them, you should be fine. You probably just derped and didn't toggle on the "window decorations" in CCSM...which the tutorial also clearly states...and it's "compiz --replace" not "--replace compiz"...which is also in the tutorial...
     
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    That was just a typo in my post but I typed the correct ones because they did change. i toggled window decorations and the top bar (minimize, maxamize, close) showed up again, except I could not drag the windows around the screen. I would grab them and they wouldnt move
     
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    Take the time to read everything available in CCSM.
     
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    I got it working but theres one issue. Every time I uncheck or check an effect it stops working and takes off all my effects. Once I do compiz --replace again it works... THis never happened when I tried compiz in ubuntu.
     
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    Somehow that issue really doesn't seem to be something major ._.
    Don't expect different distros to always act the same...because they might not. Maybe there was a package you forgot or something, or maybe LinuxMint uses their own repo for distributing that package along with the other ones that they already repackage.

    Rather, why not just put up with it to set up all of the settings you want, and then you don't have to deal with it anymore.
     

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