This tutorial will explain how to enable Compiz effects Desktop Cute, Rotate Cube, 3D windows on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin.

Here we go :

  • 1. Open terminal from the dash home or press Ctrl+Alt+T, execute this command to check if your machine support compiz effects or not:
    /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p

    You’ll get this similar output:

  • 2. Install video card driver by launch Additional Drivers :

  • 3. Install Compiz Config Settings Manager:
    sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
  • 4. Launch Compiz Config Stetings Manager (sscm)

  • 5. Tick on Desktop Cube, Rotate Cube. Press and hold CtrL+Alt then drag your mouse and you get:

  • 6. Tick on Cube Reflection and Deformation and 3D windows, then hold Ctrl+Alt and drag the mouse.

  • 7. Top and bottom pictures in cube can be configured under the configuration page of Cube Reflection and Deformation