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I am pretty new to Ubuntu but have really enjoyed this new version. I installed compiz config and was playing around with some of the "effects." There is one effect ...
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    Question [SOLVED] compiz config has blacked out my screen


    I am pretty new to Ubuntu but have really enjoyed this new version. I installed compiz config and was playing around with some of the "effects." There is one effect that I believe is called Blur Windows (or something to that effect, and the icon next to it I think was some form of red circle).

    When I checked the box next to it, problems started. Any open window appears as black screen. The screen becomes black bit by bit, until totally black.

    Is there any way I can restore compiz config to its default settings so I can see my desktop again? Some way I can do this via command line, because I cannot see the desktop. Sorry if I'm unclear, I am desperate for some help. Speak slow, as I am relatively dumb when it comes to this.

    Thanks, anyone...

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    Hi and Welcome !


    Press Alt+Ctrl+F2. Ubuntu will switch to command line mode, tty2. Login there and execute this
    Code:
    gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /apps/compiz
    In case it doesn't work, try this
    Code:
    rm -rf .gnome .gnome2 .gconf .gconfd .metacity
    Above code will remove all of your settings. Make sure to execute exact command.

    Reboot machine :
    Code:
    sudo shutdown -r now
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    thank you so much, that did the trick. I just restarted all my screenlets and i'm back in business. I dont know if i'll mess around much more with compiz though...

    you were a great help. thanks

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    Glad to help you.
    Do start a new thread if you have any other question.
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