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    Default CompizConfig Settings Manager closes automatically

    Hi there,

    I'm brand new to linux and need a bit of help.
    After installing opensuse 11.4 and GNOME, everything seemed to be going smoothly.
    I'm a little taken aback by the process of installing new applications but, I'll get used to it

    However, upon trying to install Compiz, everything seems to install correctly until I go to
    open ccsm. The window opens for about a second and then closes by itself.

    Am I missing something?
    I'll be happy to provide any more information you need and any help is much appreciated.

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    On 10/21/2011 04:46 AM, pistolized wrote:
    > I'm a little taken aback by the process of installing new applications . . . am I missing something?


    -=WELCOME=- new poster..

    yes, you are missing something: i think you have (maybe) fallen into the
    trap laid by others which says Linux is too hard....it is not hard, just
    different..

    what could be easier than opening YaST Software Management, type in
    compiz, press search, see compiz and left click it once (to mark with a
    green [install] arrow), then click "Accept" and watch? (ok, maybe the
    system asks you if it is alright to also install all of the stuff it
    _must_ have to make compiz work...if it asks, agree or don't install)

    or, entering a root terminal string like
    Code:
    zypper in compiz
    and watch the magic..

    and, you are probably also missing the great documentation:
    http://doc.opensuse.org/products/ope...cha.y2.sw.html

    btw, are you sure you need compiz? (i've not used gnome for years so i'm
    not sure if it is needed or not) by the way: another thing you might be
    missing is that Linux is 20 years old and if you google for a how-to you
    _will_ find one that says the answer to your problem is compiz....but,
    that may have been true when it was written, TEN years ago and not true
    today on this VERY advanced openSUSE 11.4

    recommendation: if immediately after initial install you have a working
    system pat yourself on the back and _enjoy_ it for a while...don't just
    right into 'fixing it up'....just accept it the way it is for a while,
    learn your way around...go slow..

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    Default Re: CompizConfig Settings Manager closes automatically

    Thanks for your reply!

    btw, are you sure you need compiz?
    Not right now but it will certainly make things easier in the near future.
    Plus I want to get used to these kind of problems for future reference.

    what could be easier than opening YaST Software Management, type in
    compiz, press search, see compiz and left click it once (to mark with a
    green [install] arrow), then click "Accept" and watch? (ok, maybe the
    system asks you if it is alright to also install all of the stuff it
    _must_ have to make compiz work...if it asks, agree or don't install)
    The file is a one click install version of compiz for gnome. I think using yast should not be necessary here?
    but, upon searching in yast, all packages seem to be installed correctly.
    For some reason Desktop Effect will not open at all after the install but, was working fine before install.

    recommendation: if immediately after initial install you have a working
    system pat yourself on the back and _enjoy_ it for a while...don't just
    right into 'fixing it up'....just accept it the way it is for a while,
    learn your way around...go slow..
    I wish that was an option But I'm supposed to know my way around the OS
    within the next 5 weeks for college or I can expect to pay a shitload of money to repeat :/

    Really should have paid more attention these past 3 years lol....

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    Default Re: CompizConfig Settings Manager closes automatically

    On 10/21/2011 10:46 AM, pistolized wrote:
    >
    > For some reason Desktop Effect will not open at all after the install
    > but, was working fine before install.


    yep....that often happens when everything is working fine and then
    someone :-) decides to fix it up better...


    >> recommendation: if immediately after initial install you have a working
    >> system pat yourself on the back and _enjoy_ it for a while..

    >
    > I wish that was an option But I'm supposed to know my way around the
    > OS
    > within the next 5 weeks for college or I can expect to pay a shitload
    > of money to repeat :/
    >
    > Really should have paid more attention these past 3 years lol....


    hmmmmm...yep, it is kinda difficult to gather up three years of
    experience in five weeks..good luck!!

    i have no idea what was broken by installing that one-click...you
    _might_ consider using YaST to uninstall compiz and see if that gets you
    back to a fully functional system....

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    Default Re: CompizConfig Settings Manager closes automatically

    Yep, tried it!

    Amazingly, after uninstall of Compiz, Desktop Effects is nowhere to be found on the system.
    Can't understand that, as it was part of the original Suse install...

    Getting discouraged now.
    Feels like I might aswell be using the OS from 20 years ago :/

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    Update:

    After deciding to reinstall the OS in order to get Desktop Effects back,
    I took a different route and choose to Update the OS from the boot disk.

    Desktop Effects is still not there, however, CompizConfig Settings Manager
    stays open instead of closing automatically after a second or 2.

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    Default Re: CompizConfig Settings Manager closes automatically

    On 10/21/2011 12:16 PM, pistolized wrote:
    > Feels like I might aswell be using the OS from 20 years ago :/


    yep! my opinion too, Win 3.1 was the best they ever made.

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    Default Re: CompizConfig Settings Manager closes automatically

    You havn't tried Win Prebigbang I see.

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    Default Re: CompizConfig Settings Manager closes automatically

    On 10/21/2011 01:26 PM, pistolized wrote:
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    > You havn't tried Win Prebigbang I see.


    oh, i ran DOS 5, 4 and other stuff before there was a "Windows"...oh,
    yes that was after the big one.

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