Ubuntu 8.10: Compiz has returned!

Last Saturday at #barcampsaigon I noticed something very unusual happened to my laptop: Compiz disappeared and everything was much slower than before. Even when I made a small change to the brightness, the laptop took tens of seconds to adjust itself. Been very sad since then and thinking of switching to Debian Lenny.

I talked to some people on the IRC and they had no clue. Today, I tried restoring the Xorg.conf by going to recovery mode and all of a sudden everything works again. So happy!

Now I can do all fun things with Compiz: rotating the 3-D desktop cube/sphere, playing with minimising and closing animations, all sort of things.

It feels like the computer is alive gain. What a great way to start the day!

By the way, if you’re wondering what I’m talking about, Compiz is a compositing window manager that uses 3D graphics acceleration via OpenGL. It provides various new graphical effects and features on any desktop environment, including GNOME and KDE.

If you think Vista is beatiful, I’m 100% sure that you will change your mind after having a look at Compiz, it’s simply awesome. Though just like any other eyecandies, I find very little use in it :)

Check out the demonstation videos for more information:

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