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Compiz Fusion

Compiz Fusion is the result of a merge between the well-known Beryl composite window manager and Compiz Extras, a community set of improvements to the Compiz composite window manager.


Installing Compiz Fusion

A full Compiz Fusion installation consists of many packages that must be installed to have a fully working setup.

WARNING: These instructions are a preliminary writeup for structure of the page. You should review the output of configure for each package and most likely install to a DESTDIR prior to a final installation to make sure everything goes where it should. Only the build order is correct for now...Feel free to correct them if you go through the setup.

Installing compiz-0.6.2

Download Compiz: http://releases.compiz-fusion.org/compiz/0.6.2/compiz-0.6.2.tar.bz2

Install with the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc &&
make &&
make install

Installing compiz-bcop-0.6.0

Download Compiz-bcop: http://releases.compiz-fusion.org/0.6.0/compiz-bcop-0.6.0.tar.bz2

Install with the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc &&
make &&
make install

Installing libcompizconfig-0.6.0

Download libcompizconfig: http://releases.compiz-fusion.org/0.6.0/libcompizconfig-0.6.0.tar.bz2

Install with the following (generic) commands:

./configure --help | more
./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --enable-{your options for your current environment} &&
make &&
make install

Installing compiz-fusion-plugins-main-0.6.0

Download Compiz Fusion Plugins Main: http://releases.compiz-fusion.org/0.6.0/compiz-fusion-plugins-main-0.6.0.tar.bz2

Install with the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc &&
make &&
make install

Installing compiz-fusion-plugins-extra-0.6.0

Download Compiz Fusion Plugins Extra: http://releases.compiz-fusion.org/0.6.0/compiz-fusion-plugins-extra-0.6.0.tar.bz2

Install with the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc &&
make &&
make install

Installing compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported-0.6.0

Download Compiz Fusion Plugins Unsupported: http://releases.compiz-fusion.org/0.6.0/compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported-0.6.0.tar.bz2

Install with the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc &&
make &&
make install

Installing compizconfig-backend-gconf-0.6.0

Download Compiz Config Backend GConf (if using gnome): http://releases.compiz-fusion.org/0.6.0/compizconfig-backend-gconf-0.6.0.tar.bz2

Install with the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --with-gconf-schema-files=/etc/gnome/$version/gcong/schemas &&
make &&
make install

Installing compizconfig-backend-kconfig-0.6.0

Download Compiz Config Backend kconfig (if using KDE): http://releases.compiz-fusion.org/0.6.0/compizconfig-backend-kconfig-0.6.0.tar.bz2

Install with the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc ???? &&
make &&
make install

Installing compizconfig-python-0.6.0.1

Download Compiz Config Python: http://releases.compiz-fusion.org/0.6.0.1/compizconfig-python-0.6.0.1.tar.bz2

Install with the following commands:

python setup.py build &&
python setup.py PREFIX=/usr install

Installing emerald-0.5.2

Download Emerald: http://releases.compiz-fusion.org/0.5.2/emerald-0.5.2.tar.bz2

Install with the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --with-gconf-schema-files=/etc/gnome/$version/gcong/schemas &&
make &&
make install

Installing emerald-themes-0.5.2

Download Emerald: http://releases.compiz-fusion.org/0.5.2/emerald-themes-0.5.2.tar.bz2

Install with the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --with-gconf-schema-files=/etc/gnome/$version/gcong/schemas &&
make &&
make install

Configuring Xorg for Compiz

Gentoo's wiki is already great for this task, no need to repeat it here. Refer to the links in the Prerequisites section for your video card. Some Intel, most AMD, and most nVidia cards are supported at the time of this writing.

http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_compiz-fusion


A couple of helper scripts

Rotate Desktop on init

I've experienced a minor annoyance that I've yet to find a 'fix' for. I run ATI Radeon 9200 with the open source ATI driver from Xorg. I don't know if it's related to the experimental drivers or not. Anyway, when starting compiz, sometimes...not always...the windows refuse to refresh until I switch desktops once. Though the dbus hooks are probably a better way to handle this little bug, I wrote a simple Java app to switch desktops for me on initialization...just because I like Java and it took me about 2 minutes to write it.

mkdir ~/robottemp &&
cd ~/robottemp &&
cat > RobotRotate.java << "EOF" &&
// SendKeys for X in java ;-)
// This little tidbit was inspired by this one:
// -http://www.java-tips.org/java-se-tips/java.awt/how-to-use-robot-class-in-java.html

import java.awt.AWTException;
import java.awt.Robot;
import java.awt.event.KeyEvent;

public class RobotRotate {

     public static void main(String[] args) {

        try {

            Robot robot = new Robot();
            // Give 3 seconds for the WM to start
            robot.delay(3000);
            robot.keyPress(KeyEvent.VK_ALT);
            robot.keyPress(KeyEvent.VK_CONTROL);
            robot.keyPress(KeyEvent.VK_LEFT);
            robot.keyRelease(KeyEvent.VK_LEFT);
            // Wait a half second for screen to rotate completely
            robot.delay(500);
            robot.keyPress(KeyEvent.VK_RIGHT);
            robot.keyRelease(KeyEvent.VK_RIGHT);
            robot.keyRelease(KeyEvent.VK_CONTROL);
            robot.keyRelease(KeyEvent.VK_ALT);

        } catch (AWTException e) {
            e.printStackTrace();
        }
    }
}
EOF
javac RobotRotate.java &&
cp RobotRotate.class </usr/lib/classpath/>

Start Compiz

cat > /usr/bin/compizon << "EOF" &&
#!/bin/sh
##### MAKE SURE YOU FIRE UP ccsm AND SET WINDOW DECORATOR TO /usr/bin/emerald
##### ELSE YOU WILL HAVE NO WINDOWS BORDERS.  
##### Also, enable cube so that the Rotate app works correctly.  Your desktop
##### will roll left and then right again when Compiz starts to circumvent the
##### bug if you need to use it.
LIBGL_ALWAYS_INDIRECT=1 /usr/bin/compiz --replace --indirect-rendering ccp &
# or if using XGL
# /usr/bin/compiz --replace cpp &

# Uncomment this if you get the intermittent bug mentioned above
# java RobotRotate
# or optionally use dbus-send to send dbus events to cube extension
EOF
chmod 755 /usr/bin/compizon

Stop Compiz

cat > /usr/bin/compizoff << "EOF" &&
#!/bin/sh
/usr/bin/metacity --replace &
# or if using KDE...donno if this is correct, haven't used it in a while ???
# /path/to/kde/bin/konquerer --replace &
EOF
chmod 755 /usr/bin/compizoff

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