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ipods619

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Hey all!

I have a quick Ubuntu question that I am having great difficulty solving. I know many of you are aware with the multiple desktops offered by Linux. My issue is, when ever I open a window, that window is displayed in all the desktops.

I originally had some setting (that I played around with) that made it so, everytime a window opens, it appears on all desktops. Any ideas how to keep Window 1 on Desktop 1?

Also, I had a bit of trouble with the Desktop Effects (installing). It constantly says that "compiz-kde" could not be found. I had this working at one point, but it no longer works...

All help is appreciated!
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Just a note to begin Ubuntu with the KDE desktop is known as Kubuntu. Ubuntu has a gnome desktop.

I am sure about the windows in every desktop thing but as far as compiz goes you can try something like this:

$sudo apt-get purge compiz-kde

$sudo apt-get install compiz-kde

Note: apt-get uninstall will only remove the program but will leave your custom configurations. This is not what we want. We want you settings back to a default.

Also there is a package named something like compiz-kde-setting-manager. Search for it in the Synaptic Package Manager. If it exists purge it, then reinstall it.

Edited by Titan8990, 04 July 2008 - 03:59 PM.

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Titan8990,

Thanks for the reply.

I'm sorry bout that, I meant to type Kubuntu, but I guess it slipped. Anyhow, I tried running the commands you had given, but to no dispair, it said: "Could not run the specificed command." (for both)

As for the package location, I was able to use Adapt Manager to attempt to discover the packages, but I could not see it in there. Any other ideas?

Regards,
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I'd also like to point out for those Linux nerds that I am unable to install KDE4.x ... I've tried numerous ways but to no avail.

Any suggestions?

(I editted the /etc/apt/sources.list files, then tried to do an update but no luck)

Any suggestions?
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If you go to the Synaptic Package Manager and click on Settings -> Repositories what do you have checked?

compiz-kde is the name of the package. Are you having any other issue with aptitude?
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Thanks for the help, but I figured out what the issue was. I needed to reinstall KDE4 via sudo apt-get install kubuntu-kde4-desktop (or what ever the command is)

Thanks for all the help!

Regards,
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