Disabling compiz’s effect from failsafe terminal in ubuntu

Dammit!! that magnifying compiz effect on my ubuntu made me can’t pass the log session. After I searched all over site appear in google, actualy the magnifyer effect seemed has really a bug on it(until january 5th, 09– the time of this crash)

Fortunately I still had clear mind. If I wasn’t I would absolutely reinstall my ubuntu or change my OS into vista right that time!!

then I searched desperately from my friend’s computer. the crashed caused I can’t pass on the log session. so I would only have a chance to change the system from failsafe terminal.

Here, I’ll give you the trick to disable some effect make your computer crash. At this case, the one I will disable is magnifying effect.

You don’t need to reinstall the system, remove compiz or even deactivate it to solve the problem. Here are three ways of doing this. All of them can start with:

1. In the login screen, select Options > Select Session…
2. Choose “Failsafe Terminal” and press “Change Session”
3. Write your username and password, and click the info window away

Then:

Method A (if you use the GConf backend for compiz, which is the default):
——–
4A. At the terminal, type

    gedit .gconf/apps/compiz/general/allscreens/options/%gconf.xml

and press enter
5A. Delete these three lines:

      <li type="string">

        <stringvalue>mag</stringvalue>

      </li>

6A. Click on save
7A. Select File > Quit, type “exit” in the terminal and press enter. Then login as usual.

Method B (if you use the GConf backend for compiz, which is the default):
——–
4B. At the terminal, type

     gconf-editor

and press enter
5B. Navigate to apps/compiz/general/allscreens/options on the left pane
6B. On the right pane, double-click on “active_plugins”
7B. Select “mag” in the list, click “Remove” and press OK
8B. Exit gconf-editor using the File > Quit option, type “exit” in the terminal and press enter. Then login as usual.

Method C (if you have ccsm installed, which it is not by default)
——–
4C. At the terminal type

    ccsm

5C. Deactivate the Magnifier plugin.
6C. Exit ccsm at the “Close” button, type “exit” in the terminal and press enter. Then login as usual.

You can do something similar if you use the flat-file backend, etc. The point is: change the compiz configuration without having started compiz.

Hope this helps people with this problem.

thx a lot for this thread

8 pemikiran pada “Disabling compiz’s effect from failsafe terminal in ubuntu

  1. wah masalah yang sama bos.
    Cuma, Ubuntu sy gak pake log in screen, waktu nginstall gak sy aktifin.
    Jadi langsung masuk desktop gak ada bagian masukin password dan gak bisa pilih change session.
    kira2 solusinya gimana ya?
    thx b4!

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