Getting Compiz Cube to work

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Getting Compiz Cube to work

Postby vinoman on Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:01 pm

I have the Compiz cube checked off in visual effects, but the cube doesn't work. what does it take to get the cube to move? I have used it before in Ubuntu last year, by holding down both mouse buttons and dragging. What else is needed?
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Re: Getting Compiz Cube to work

Postby darco on Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:34 am

Do you have the Rotate Cube checked off as well?

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Re: Getting Compiz Cube to work

Postby Google Spider on Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:19 am

vinoman wrote: by holding down both mouse buttons and dragging. What else is needed?

uh...hold down Ctrl+Alt and left mouse button and move the mouse..
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Re: Getting Compiz Cube to work

Postby Katzedecimal on Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:50 pm

The Compiz-Fusion wiki has instructions for how to use the various functions. It's not that intuitive, so it's worth spending an evening reading and playing around with. There's a lot more than just the cube to play with; the wall is pretty cool too, especially with the Expo function enabled.

http://wiki.compiz-fusion.org/
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Re: Getting Compiz Cube to work

Postby vinoman on Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:02 pm

Google Spider wrote:
vinoman wrote: by holding down both mouse buttons and dragging. What else is needed?

uh...hold down Ctrl+Alt and left mouse button and move the mouse..


Thanks, that made it move but it's a flat screen instead of a cube. What causes that?
I have rotate cube checked as well.
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Re: Getting Compiz Cube to work

Postby vinoman on Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:31 am

I had to add 4 desktops to get the cube to work. I works now :)

How do you initiate other effects? What are the most popular beside wobbly windows and the cube?
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Re: Getting Compiz Cube to work

Postby wasaywasay on Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:01 pm

Hi. I have compiz working fairly well, including the switchers and various doodads--but the cube, unfortunately, isn't. I can initiate the cube fine, but I can't see it because it fills up the WHOLE screen. I know the cube is there because I can rotate it and see the four faces (sides) come on one after the other (I sometimes also spot an edge as the oversized cube rotates). I have the vertical virtual size at 1, the horizontal virtual size at 4, and the number of desktops at 1 (this control is greyed out and fixed at 1). Varying the horiz and vert doesn't do anything to help change the cube size.

I'm using Linux Mint 5 (my very virst non-Windows OS) dual-booting on a system with Celeron M (1 GHz) and the infamous SiS 672 Mirage (512 MB) at 1280 X 1400.

Help please. Thanks.
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Re: Getting Compiz Cube to work

Postby wasaywasay on Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:48 am

(In reference to my first post). Screen resolution should be: 1280 x 800.
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