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Old 11-09-2007, 12:17 PM   #1
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Using compiz in Slackware 12.0


I have been looking in the forums for how to do compiz in Slackware 12.0 and nowhere did I find a good simple writeup on how to do it without going down the page and accumulating all the comments on typos and other errors.

So I put together this page with a brief summary that worked for me, which I will edit as the comments and questions come in.

Compiz Instructions
 
Old 11-09-2007, 03:29 PM   #2
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Thanks for your efforts.
 
Old 11-09-2007, 04:58 PM   #3
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COOOOOOL!! Thanks!
 
Old 11-09-2007, 05:00 PM   #4
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Thanks! Cool guide.
 
Old 09-16-2008, 03:11 PM   #5
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Hi, I get a 404 not found error while trying to access that page. I sure could use some help trying to set this up on Slackware 12.0

Thanks
 
Old 09-16-2008, 07:40 PM   #6
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The best way to install compiz now, in my opinion, is to use the SlackBuilds at slackbuilds.org to compile the different compiz packages (in the order specified), including the fusion-icon package. The fusion-icon package really makes compiz a no-brainer. Trust me -- I have played with compiz an awful lot, and though I do not use it now (far too unstable for my liking), it is WAY easier to manage compiz using the fusion-icon than to manually load the plugins or to hand it off to one of the (IMO crappy) backends, which are tough to configure.
 
Old 09-17-2008, 02:56 PM   #7
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Okey, I'll give that a try.

I managed to get Compiz somewhat working by compiling the application myself and enabling support for gtk-window-decorator. I did however encounter a problem where the windows didn't refresh correctly. Usually, I run a lightweight XFCE desktop since I don't need the fancy effects that Compiz provides, but I'm giving a lecture in a few weeks where I'll give a basic introduction to Linux and open source (since these guys have never used anything else but Windows). Therefore I thought that the best way to get people's attention was to display that by utilizing the features of Compiz :-)

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Old 09-17-2008, 08:42 PM   #8
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Quote:
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I have been looking in the forums for how to do compiz in Slackware 12.0 and nowhere did I find a good simple writeup on how to do it without going down the page and accumulating all the comments on typos and other errors.

So I put together this page with a brief summary that worked for me, which I will edit as the comments and questions come in.

Compiz Instructions
Hi, accessing the link provided produces:

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Not Found

The requested URL /leutzdave/compiz-instructions.html was not found on this server.
Regards
 
Old 09-17-2008, 09:51 PM   #9
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Oops, I should note that what I wrote is applicable for Slackware 12.1 but not necessarily 12.0. It may work with 12.0, but you may have to edit some of the SlackBuilds (and compile a newer version of compiz than the one included with 12.0). I probably should have read that more throughly. If you want information about compiz included with 12.0, see this thread and this thread. Note that the first thread begins with beryl and then diverges into a compiz discussion (since beryl was largely succeeded by compiz fusion at that point).
 
Old 09-18-2008, 05:11 AM   #10
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I've now tried to install compiz-fusion by using the slackbuilds found at slackbuilds.org. However, I encounter the same problem using these packages as when I used the ones I compiled myself.

All the plug-ins work (cube, rotation, wobbly windows etc.), but the windows aren't refreshing until I minimize and maximize them.

Any tips?
 
Old 09-21-2008, 02:24 AM   #11
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Hi, I get a 404 not found error while trying to access that page. I sure could use some help trying to set this up on Slackware 12.0

Thanks
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http://webpages.charter.net/leutzdav...tructions.html
 
  


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