Last weekend, I configured my Macbook to dual-boot, via rEFIt, Ubuntu Hardy Heron beta and MacOS Leopard. I'd previously been frustrated when attempting to run Gutsy, but Hardy is a vast improvement: other than some minor glitches, everything important works well.
One thing I found a bit confusing, however, was setting up the snazzy Compiz Fusion rotating desktop cube, so I thought I'd document it because the process is a bit weird.
Adding Compiz Fusion Control Panel
- In the Applications pull down menu, select Add/Remove.
- Change the Show selector to All Available.
- Add the Advanced Desktop Effects Settings application.
Enabling Cube Rotation
- In the System menu, in Preferences, select Advanced Desktop Effects Settings.
- Check Desktop Cube then click Disable Desktop Wall.
- Check Rotate Cube.
Adding the Necessary Virtual Desktops
- Click on General on the sidebar.
- Click the General Options button.
- Click the Desktop Size tab then change the Horizontal Virtual Size slider to 4.
You should now have the ridiculously fun rotating cube, which you can spin via CTRL-ALT left arrow/right arrow! CTRL-ALT down arrow allows you to navigate left and right while the cube is "unfolded".