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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

The sad happy story of snow in Kubuntu Karmic

At first Windows-F3 key (aka Master-F3) didn't do anything

so i searched for a upto date compiz ppa

sudo kate /etc/apt/sources.list.d/compiz.list

deb karmic main
deb-src karmic main

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 42C24D89

install compiz related packages

sudo apt-get install compiz compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-kde compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-fusion-plugins-extra emerald librsvg2-common compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported

Install fusion-icon
sudo apt-get install fusion-icon

a tray icon to enable compiz and it will disable kwin
and also you can enable Windows decorator to be Emerald not kde4

Select Compiz Configuration:
K menu -> Applications ->Settings -> CompizConfig Settings Manager

and enable Snow Effect

well you could install compiz-dev and compile from source but is 2a.m. and i want to sleep

I have debugged the issues with snow from console with
compiz-manager --replace and with ccsm from another console
Snow seems to be removed from Karmic and it gave an api missmatch that is why it didn't worked in the first place
Now it's not as simple as it was before but problem is solved
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