I have been playing and having lots of fun with Compiz, with great results. But, when I boot up, the “cube” works and revolves, and shows my desktop background when spinning, but any windows that are open cannot be moved, and will not close. To “fix” this, I have been opening a konsole and:
compiz --replace ccp
This, after a few flickers seems to work ok. Having done this I saw that the konsole was still open. I tried all I could think of to close it (the running process) incuding ESC, ctrl-D, ctrl-x, :q …
I then typed exit…
Screen went completely black, no way to do anything so I hard booted (crashed) the computer. Upon reboot…
Black screen, KDE tip o’ the day, firefox restore session, BUT NO desktop or task bar or kicker or any controls at all… no way to issue commands etc ctrl-alt mouse still spun the cube, but only to more blackness. I eventually, by luck rather than any expertise did ctrl-alt-f2 to a ?? level 3 CLI ?? and typed KDE, This bought me back to a log in screen, I did
compiz --replace ccp
again, and … phew all was well!
How do I get out of the compiz session in a terminal? (I just close the konsole now)
What is compiz --replace ccp actually doing?
Can I do the same thing on start-up somewhere?
When I do, although a small thing, can I get my background on to the spinning cube?
If I find myself in the black screen again, what is the best way to regain control?
“First, we are using Compiz as the core of this project. We have extended the functionality of the core Compiz package by adding the Compiz Configuration System (CCS). This comes as a plugin (ccp), library and settings editor (ccsm) for now. CCS has been given a lot of work, and will set the foundation for future configuration work. In Beryl, the configuration system was a part of the core, and not really as powerful as CCS is.”
So when you add ccp onto “compiz --replace” you’re using the [PLUGIN] option which I’m guessing tells compiz how to function.
Just a quick update, in case anyone is lurking with similar problems.
Type compiz --replace ccp & (type in the & sign)
Will close the shell after execution
No background on the moving cube was transparency/opacity settings
The other issues are still a mystery, any clues welcome!