Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 11.04 Desktop (With The Unity Desktop)
This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) desktop with the Unity
interface (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card which I
assume it has because otherwise Unity wouldn't start, and GNOME would be
The Unity desktop you know and (maybe) love has its days numbered. Canonical is at work on Unity 8, which looks more to revolutionize the desktop shell rather than just evolve it. While it’s still quite a while away from being the default desktop on your next Ubuntu installation, curious folks can try it out right now if they’d like.
Now after having succeeded to make running the new Ubuntu 14.04 I see, that Unity seems not to work (the desktop appears without launcher and panel). Gnome is working.
CCSM is possible to open under Gnome but not under Unity. If I change to console (Ctrl-Alt-F1) and try to start unity then OpenGL seems to be the problem.
So how to start OpenGl and Unity plugin, if this is the reason?
I installed Ubuntu using the alternative installer because none of the graphical installers support software raid configurations at least that well. I then installed ubuntu-desktop, but have since install kubuntu-desktop because I like it better.
Install Compiz On The Unity Desktop On Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)
This tutorial shows how you can configure Compiz on an Ubuntu
Linux 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) Unity desktop (the system must have a
graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce 8200 here).
Phoronix: Unity 8 + Mir Can Now Be Tried On The Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop
As of today it's become more easily possible to try out the experimental Unity 8 desktop interface (compared to the Unity 8 mobile version for the phone/tablet) and powered by the Mir Display Server when running the latest Ubuntu 14.04 packages...