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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 http://ppa.launchpad.net/compiz/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/compiz/ppa/ubuntu karmic main


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

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --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
ps:
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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