Bug#521640: compiz: Compiz doesn't even work!
Deniz Akcal wrote:
> Package: compiz
> Version: 0.7.6-7
> Severity: normal
> When I set up the effect by typing ccsm in a terminal and then type compiz as root, compiz does not have any functional effects! Not only does it
> not have any effects but it also changes my theme to some other kind of theme I've never used before!
afaik, ccsm doesn't need to run before compiz in order to get fancy
effects. And you don't want/need to run compiz as root. It should just
work fine as a normal user.