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    Default Compiz safe to uninstall?

    I'm thinking since I don't use all those 3d effects,etc and see no need for them since I'm usually just editing photos, music listening and movie watching among other productive things.

    And see no need to keep Compiz or Emerald. If I remove it all will the system still live with no issues?

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    Default Re: Compiz safe to uninstall?

    My system doesn't have any compiz installed. I would think yours can live with out it also.

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    Default Re: Compiz safe to uninstall?

    Compiz is not like something your SUSE can't live without, it really just an enhancement, but they do mention that it could cause some damage. I wouldnt do it, unless I really need to get rid of it because of any reason, but once again, I would just leave it be, and not use it or w/e.

    Btw, do you have Compiz Fusion ? Simply because they say it could damage system really badly

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    Default Re: Compiz safe to uninstall?

    Quote Originally Posted by metalwraith View Post
    I'm thinking since I don't use all those 3d effects,etc and see no need for them since I'm usually just editing photos, music listening and movie watching among other productive things.

    And see no need to keep Compiz or Emerald. If I remove it all will the system still live with no issues?
    It should be fine. I have 11.1 running in a VM with no compiz and it seems perfectly happy.

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    Default Re: Compiz safe to uninstall?

    This is what's listed in the installed section when I look up compiz... So if it's best just to leave it, I shall. But I'm gonna need to repartition my drive to make more room for software to update, etc.


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    Default Re: Compiz safe to uninstall?

    You'll be fine if you remove all of those. Nothing outside of compiz itself will be affected.*

    Though I question whether doing so will buy you enough free space in the long run. Even if you remove them, you may need to resize partitions later. Don't read this as an argument to not remove them, it is safe to do so.

    *some other applications, like gnome terminal, use a compositing window manager to provide transparency. They'll still work without it, but the effects won't be exactly the same.

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    Default Re: Compiz safe to uninstall?

    Well I might do it piecework... and hack away at it little by little and see what happens. Good project to work on once I eat dinner.

    Thanks to all for the info and any future info.

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    And if you are using kde 4.2 it has her own compositing effects comparable to compiz.

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    Default Re: Compiz safe to uninstall?

    Nah, not a huge fan of KDE, it's nice. But I like Gnome personally. I've had KDE on Mandriva before on my formerly running laptop which met the scrap pile recently.

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    Default Re: Compiz safe to uninstall?

    All of the Compiz stuff was uninstalled, rebooted and no ill-effects.

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