I made a lot of boo-boo’s in Compiz Fusion after I upgraded to Linux Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon. I couldn’t get CCSM to open up. I uninstalled CF completely using a How-To recommended by one of the users in UbuntuForums. Then I reinstalled CCSM. It opened up but it was empty. I reinstalled xgl and it turns out there were some compiz packages that somehow didn’t get reinstalled. Reinstalled those components, ran compiz, compiz –replace, metacity –replace in terminal in no particular order with restarts in between. It is working fine again.
When I run glxinfo | grep -i direct, I get: direct rendering: No (If you want to find out why, try setting LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose). I was under the impression that it had to say yes for CCSM to work. Not sure how this setup worked for me.
The guide I used to uninstall CF which removed the contents too was this: Linky