Compiz has updated to 0.9.x in Ubuntu’s universe repository, and the snow plugin has outdated. Now it’s difficult to let it snow on Ubuntu using Compiz.
Fortunately, there’s a small X window application calledthat brings Christmas to your desktop.
Xsnow can be installed via Ubunu Software Center, or:
sudo apt-get install xsnow
Once installed, run xsnow in a terminal.
Default number of snowflakes is 100 (max is 1000), it can be changed by
-snowflakes. Default delay after updating everything is 50 ms, it can be changed by
Example, uses the maximum number of snowflakes and runs as fast as possible.
xsnow -snowflakes 1000 -delay 0
More usage, read:
BTW: you can make top-panel auto-hide by(open via Firefox in gnome 3.2+), snowflakes may drop and build up on panel.