The recent release of Gnome-Do 0.8.0 has brought with it a number of interface changes and upgrades. I won’t go into all the new “shiny” stuff in this post, but simply outline how to satisfy the new requirements. Gnome-Do 0.8.x now requires some type of compositing support for its interface (unless you stick with “Classic”).
First of all, composite does not mean Compiz. Let’s get that out of the way right from the start. You do not need a flashy 3D desktop to run Gnome-Do. You do need a basic compositing manager however, and these should work on nearly any modern system and can run with minimal resources in the background.
I am using a tool called ‘xcompmgr’ for my compositing support, but there are others available. Ask around or leave some comments to find out what other compositing managers people use. Here is how I got mine setup:
sudo aptitude install xcompmgr
You can then start compositing manually via the ‘xcompmgr‘ command, or you can automate the process via Sessions.
System > Preferences > Sessions : Add
- Name – Compositing Manager
- Command – xcompmgr
- Comment – Shiny!
With basic compositing enabled you should now be able to use the enhanced features of Gnome-Do 0.8.x, including the Mini Interface, Docky, Glass Interface and Nouveau.