Howto Remove Compiz Fusion Including config files

If you want to uninstall Compiz Fusion for some reason follow these steps

Open a terminal

Enter the following command

sudo aptitude remove --purge compiz* libcompizconfig* -s

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Then remove all the packages that have a "compiz" in them.

sudo aptitude remove libgnome-compiz-manager0 compiz-extra libcompizconfig0 compiz-dev compiz-gtk compiz-kde compiz-settings libcompizconfig-backend-gconf compiz-config-ini gcompizthemer compiz-plugins libgnome-compiz-manager-dev compizconfig-backend-kde compizconfig-settings-manager python-compizconfig compiz-config-gnome taskbar-compiz compizconfig-plugin compiz-freedesktop-dev compiz-fusion-plugins-unofficial compiz-bcop compiz-ccs-settings-manager libgnome-compiz-manager libcompizconfig0-dev compiztools compizconfig-settings-legacy compiz-fusion-plugins-extra compiz-compcomm-plugins-main compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported compiz compiz-extra-plugins compiz-fusion-plugins-main libcompizconfig-backend-kconfig compiz-core compiz-decorator gnome-compiz-manager compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-gnome libcompizconfig-dev libgnome-compiz-manager0-dev libcompizconfig0 libcompizconfig-backend-gconf libcompizconfig0-dev libcompizconfig-backend-kconfig libcompizconfig-dev

After removing all those packages, backup /home/username/.compizconfig and /home/username/.config/compiz and /home/ username.gconf/apps/compiz to some other location just in case.(your desktop for eg) and then delete them from the /home/username folder

Now you have a clean system ready for New Compiz Fusion installation

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4 Responses

  1. gord allott says:

    “/home/ username.gconf/apps/compiz” is obviously typoed 😉

  2. tallman says:

    sudo aptitude remove –purge compiz* libcompizconfig* -s
    zsh: no matches found: compiz*

    Obviously isn’t working

  3. deep4t says:

    this works:
    sudo apt-get remove –purge compiz* libcompiz*

  4. allenjtk says:

    when i run the long sudo command thats supposed to delete the compiz files it responds after every package with “Package not found.”

    lol oh well it was worth a try

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