Install Gnome Desktop (After Kubuntu Installation)

Do this in case you installed Kubuntu before and want to have gnome available as well

sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install ubuntu-desktop

KDM or GDM as default display manager:

The default can always be changed later by modifying the /etc/X11/default-display-manager file. For KDM, the file should read /usr/bin/kdm; for GDM, the file should read /usr/sbin/gdm or /usr/lib/kde4/bin/kdm for KDE 4

install simple compiz configuration dialog

sudo aptitude install simple-ccsm

then you can configure compiz using:


install emerald window manager

sudo aptitude install emerald

Then register emerald under System → Preferences → Sessions → Startup with name: Emerald Fix and command: emerald -replace.

Activate custom effects: System→Preferences→Appearance → Visual Effects → Custom