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Old 03-10-2009, 12:44 PM   #1
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Question How can i get all these super windows effects?


I'm using:
Kubuntu 8.12 KDE 4.2.1

I have always been wondering how can i get all these super windows effects that i keep seeing in pictures...

http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/9...ylinderuc3.png
http://wifi0wn.files.wordpress.com/2...ng?w=450&h=281
http://wifi0wn.files.wordpress.com/2...iz-effect4.png
http://forumsupport.terra.co.id/tp-i...compiz-ss2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...nie-effect.png

I keep seeing this 'compiz' word everywhere.. i don't know... what do i need to do to get all these super cool effects?
 
Old 03-10-2009, 01:19 PM   #2
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those are very cool desktops but I would be afraid that they would slow me down? I am not sure but seems like they would take up a lot of memory (processing power threads etc.)?
but i like to try some of them myself!

BTW I saw similar to the last one in a MAC a few years ago. point the mouse and the icon would bubble up
 
Old 03-10-2009, 01:20 PM   #3
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Try here http://seogadget.co.uk/how-to-install-compiz/
 
Old 03-10-2009, 01:23 PM   #4
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Thanks very much indeed, looks very nice!


BTW, cool thing is that I already have Hardy 8.04 on my desktop so its a breeze just went to synaptic pkg mgr and install it off the list.

Last edited by Matey; 03-10-2009 at 01:31 PM.
 
Old 03-10-2009, 02:04 PM   #5
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Compiz Fusion is a seriously powerful extension to Gnome
Hmmm.. It says GNOME.. But I am not using GNOME, I'm using KDE.. Is it for GNOME only??
 
Old 03-10-2009, 02:21 PM   #6
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http://www.justfuckinggoogleit.com/search?q=compiz+kde&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-USfficial&client=firefox-a

Excuse my language
 
Old 03-10-2009, 02:28 PM   #7
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If you are using KDE 4.2 you do not need to install Compiz. Kwin has native desktop composition. Launch System Settings (wrench & screwdriver icon), go to Desktop -> Desktop Effects to enable the effects. Here you can also configure which effects to use, their keyboard shortcuts etc.
 
Old 03-10-2009, 02:29 PM   #8
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heh, I just saw that it still shows me as a LQ Newbie. Wow, still shows me using Mandrake and XP too! Guess I need to update my profile! Guess I haven't posted here in a while.

I have been an avid user of Linux since 2004. So while I am a LQ newbie, I am relatively experienced, don't worry.

Last edited by Phin666; 03-10-2009 at 02:31 PM. Reason: clarification
 
Old 03-10-2009, 02:31 PM   #9
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@openSauce You didnt have to be so rude..

I think I've got a problem here..

Quote:
root@creepy-desktop:/home/creep# apt-get install compiz-kde
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.

Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
that package should be filed.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
compiz-kde: Depends: libplasma2 but it is not going to be installed
E: Broken packages
root@creepy-desktop:/home/creep#
 
Old 03-10-2009, 02:41 PM   #10
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@openSauce You didnt have to be so rude..

I think I've got a problem here..
And if you try to install libplasma2...? Do you drop further down the dependency well?
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 03-10-2009, 02:51 PM   #11
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Sorry, didn't mean to come across as aggressive. Tone of voice gets lost on the internet. But for simple questions you'll often get quicker answers by searching than by asking at the forums.
 
Old 03-10-2009, 03:01 PM   #12
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I get those effects when I'm drunk, don't want them when I'm sober.
 
Old 03-11-2009, 05:33 AM   #13
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No go for me?

I re checked all items as shown in that web page but still nothing happens??

may be I need a drink?
 
Old 03-11-2009, 06:04 AM   #14
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Those are just still images of the effects, not the effects themselves. Have a drink anyway.
 
  


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