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[Bug 862430] Re: window flicker for a short time after switching workspaces


Hello Soos Gergely (sogerc1)  and Others,

Thank you for your feedback.  It seems that I can no longer install the version of compiz from the PPA
and thus I am not able to downgrade to this version.

Here are the steps that I have taken:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:vanvugt/compiz-preproposed 
You are about to add the following PPA to your system:
 Potential SRU fixes that are still too risky or untested to propose, just yet.
 More info: https://launchpad.net/~vanvugt/+archive/compiz-preproposed
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

Executing: gpg --ignore-time-conflict --no-options --no-default-keyring --secret-keyring /tmp/tmp.5j5rQjSj9z --trustdb-name /etc/apt/trustdb.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --primary-keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80/ --recv 7065C22B0E7F7C7AB7FDB0F207F44D6CE0BB1767
gpg: requesting key E0BB1767 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: key E0BB1767: "Launchpad PPA for Daniel van Vugt" not changed
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:              unchanged: 1

Note that this output indicates the PPA has already been installed on my

Then, I run the following command:

sudo apt-get update

Here is the output of another command:

apt-cache show compiz | grep Version: | awk '{ print $2 }'

However, I cannot run the command sudo apt-get upgrade because it will take me to the ubuntu 1.2 that
seems to cause much more flickering than ubuntu1.

So, I am not sure how to install the PPA version.  Is there a way to remove 1:
and then run the update and get the PPA version?

Or, is there a way to bring in the 12.10 version that was described as fixing the problem?  Remember, I
am running 12.04 and I would like to keep doing so because of the fact that it is an LTS.

In summary, the flickering issue seems to still appear in Ubuntu 12.04 and both compiz versions that I
have tried.  Furthermore, I cannot find a way to reinstall the PPA version and avoid the flickering. To the
best of my knowledge, the flickering issue was completely resolved by the version in the PPA.

Any assistance that you can provide would be appreciated.  Thanks again!

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