Hello, I am a newbie and my English is not good. I hope I can address my question clearly.
I have been trying to have compiz effect in Mint 12 this afternoon. I got a partial success by the help of others' experience. In detail: I installed compiz* packages. After I log in Gnome Classic, I can start the effect with compiz --replace. So I think the hardware support is ok, the only thing I need is to add "compiz --replace" in the startup application. I did it and restarted. No effect. I manually run compiz --replace, the effect came back. Then I did more search and am confused.
The followings are the information I found :
Someone seems get the compiz work with Gnome Classic (in Mint 12 or Ubuntu 11.xx). e.g This is the instruction I followed, but encounter the startup issue.
http://www.howtoforge.com/enabling-comp ... 2-gnome-12
A similar theory in the forum : viewtopic.php?f=90&t=90578&p=521553&hilit=compiz+mint+12#p521553
Then my questions :
1. compiz is compatible with Gnome 2, but that Gnome Classic in Mint 12 runs with the same shell as Gnome 3. Is this true? To be honest, I am confused about these names.
2. people say compiz can not run with Gnome 3 (or Gnome shell). If 1 is true, why I can have the visual effect in Gnome Classic by compiz --replace?
3. If 1 is false, why compiz added in startup does not startup automatically, but can be activate by compize --replace after login Gnome Classic? Some features blocks compiz's startup?
Thanks in advance for any response.