Compiz Error in Ubuntu Natty

For the most part, I have had good luck with Compiz, Unity, and Ubuntu 11.04 in general. I have said it before, but worth a repost…if you do a vanilla install of Ubuntu, the first thing you should do is get the Compiz configuration tool…I’ll even spell it out.

1) Open a terminal window (Ctrl+Alt+t)
2) Run this command: sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
3) Hit enter…done. Nothing to it.

Anyhow, I have seen the following bug a few times…so I finally snagged a screenshot:

compiz fail

wobbly fail

It appears that the workspace switcher and wobbly windows have some sort of issue with one another. I don’t see this when I use keyboard shortcuts, and I have been employing those nearly extensively to pop around. Super Key+S (Windows key / Apple key) to open the switcher…or bypassed with Ctrl+Alt+left or Ctrl+Alt+up for instance. It works slickly, once you spend some time poking around.

I suppose it would be prudent for me to enter this bug into the Ubuntu QA system…I am not in the mood to search for duplicate tickets. I do that crap all day at work…enough is enough.

Drop me a comment if you have seen this one in action. Or, if you have any workspace suggestions, send that over too.

5 thoughts on “Compiz Error in Ubuntu Natty

  1. Compiz is still pretty buggy on the current Ubuntu release. Stay with it. Things will get better for sure.

  2. Unity vs kde vs gnome 3. Three enter, only one exits

  3. I’m going to wait for Unity to stabilize before jumping on the bandwagon. Stuff like this scares me still.

  4. I have the same issue not only with the Workspace switcher but also with the Window switcher.

  5. I have another one that I am trying to replicate…occurs every so often when I launch a terminal window with cntrl+alt+t…sort of a pain. Good luck man.