I decided that I would like Compiz 0.9 on my computer, which runs Ubuntu 10.10. I followed the instructions on this Compiz wiki page; some lines I changed. I now have compiled and installed Compiz core, libcompizconfig, compizconfig-python, ccsm, plugin pack 'main', and plugin pack 'extra'. Running the command in bash:
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/ PYTHONPATH=/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages /usr/local/bin/ccsm
to start CompizConfig Settings Manager works and CCSM works beautifully. When I attempt to start Compiz itself, however, I get this:
compiz (core) - Fatal: Couldn't open display H���
Running compiz through sudo I get this:
compiz (core) - Fatal: Couldn't open display ������
I have noticed that those strange symbols at the end change every time I try to run Compiz.
The value of the environment variable DISPLAY is :0. Any ideas on why this may be happening?
Thanks! (I'm not sure if this question is in the right place)