Compiz black screen

Disappointingly, Compiz didn’t run well on my Ubuntu 9.04, giving me a black screen. Of course I couldn’t undo the Compiz setting in the black screen.

To undo the setting and deactivate Compiz, you have to delete .gconf/apps/compiz/ from your home directory.

First, kill X:

Login in the command prompt by pressing Ctrl + Alt + F1. Login in this screen with your username.

sudo kill `cat /tmp/.X0-lock`

Then remove the Compiz config:

rm -rf .gconf/apps/compiz/

Press Ctrl + Alt + F7 to go back to the graphical interface. You should have your non-Compiz desktop back.


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