I'm using Linux Debian Squeeze and I already have compiz installed. I want metacity stop automatically boot, and instead want compiz to start automatically.
Change the gconf key with
gconftool-2 --type string --set /desktop/gnome/session/required_components/windowmanager compiz
You can go back to the default Gnome Metacity window manager with
gconftool-2 --type string --set /desktop/gnome/session/required_components/windowmanager gnome-wm
If this fails You can simply add compiz --replace to your startup applications. Name the entry what you want, give it whatever description you want, but make the command
2In case anyone else ends up with the same problem and finds this question, what does that command do? That info would help others to understand not just what to do, but also why it works to fix the problem. Jun 25, 2012 at 2:22
Still curious what that command is doing that makes it a useful answer to the question you asked. Jul 8, 2012 at 17:09
@killermist what do you think about it now?– ZigndJul 9, 2012 at 17:09
1Much better. I'll have to remember to come back and give it a +1 when I have more votes again. I think it is always better to know why something works than to just have the steps. Thanks for expanding it. Jul 9, 2012 at 17:57
@killermist Thanks, do not forget the vote up– ZigndJul 10, 2012 at 12:33
compizinstead of Metacity?