Using Compiz with Kubuntu Natty
Compiz Fusion can be used as the Windows Manager for Kubuntu Natty instead of KWin. I’ve found that it allows 3D desktop effects on machines where KWin will not enable 3D. To install Compize, open a terminal and:
sudo apt-get install compiz compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-kde compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-fusion-plugins-extra emerald librsvg2-common
To change to Compiz as the Window Manager open:
K menu -> System Settings
and tick “Use different window manager” making sure Compize is selected in the pull down list.
Next logout and log back in for the change to take effect.
Finally, Open Compiz Configuration:
K menu -> Settings -> CompizConfig Settings Manager
And adjust the following settings as needed:
Gnome Compatibility should not be selected
KDE Compatibility should be selected
OpenGL should be selected