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Compiz-Fusion on Ubuntu

Posted by thio4linux on October 1, 2007


Installing Compiz-Fusion on your (K)Ubuntu

To avoid conflict, remove each previous installed version, remove all with:

sudo apt-get remove –purge compiz-core desktop-effect
and the old configuration file:
rm -rf ~/.compiz
rm -f /usr/local/bin/compiz
rm -rf /usr/local/lib/{compiz,libdecoration}*
gconftool-2 –shutdown
gconftool-2 –recursive-unset /apps/compiz

then add the Repository at the end of yout /etc/apt/sources.list cause in Feisty there isn’t an official Repo for our Compiz Fusion: (waitin’ for the Gibbon). Choose your architecture:

i386:
deb http://download.tuxfamily.org/3v1deb feisty eyecandy
deb-src http://download.tuxfamily.org/3v1deb feisty eyecandy

amd64:
deb http://download.tuxfamily.org/3v1deb feisty eyecandy-amd64
deb-src http://download.tuxfamily.org/3v1deb feisty eyecandy-amd64

save and close the file then you have to certify the repo:
wget http://download.tuxfamily.org/3v1deb/DD800CD9.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add –
sudo apt-get update

now you can install compiz-fusion:

if you use KDE:
sudo apt-get install compiz-kde compizconfig-settings-manager libcompizconfig-backend-kconfig compiz-fusion-*

if you prefer g-nome:
sudo apt-get install compiz-gnome compizconfig-settings-manager libcompizconfig-backend-gconf compiz-fusion-*

Now you’ve installed compiz-fusion: run that typing:
compiz –replace &

or compiz replace -c emerald (if you use emerald theme manager)

if you want an automatic start with Kde you only have to create a link in ~/.kde/autostart. In g-nome is easier thanks to the program that managed the session in which you’ve only to add compiz –replace &.

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