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Old 03-08-2008, 09:41 PM   #1
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help with mandriva 3d effects...


well, i installed mandriva 2008.... and i just want to know how to for example open mozilla as a 3d cube..

thank you!
 
Old 03-08-2008, 10:04 PM   #2
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you don't open mozilla as a cube. You turn your desktop into a cube using compiz fusion, then you open mozilla on one of the faces of that cube.

Use the Mandriva software installer to find and install all the compiz components. Also make sure you install the compiz config settings manager (ccsm) program, then you too can have the cube.
 
Old 03-08-2008, 10:12 PM   #3
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It's not the applications that startup as a cube. You need to enable the 3D desktop effects. Before doing this I would advise you to setup your sources for downloading applications (use the easyurpmi link in my signature). This will give you access to a vast amount of applications not included on the cd/dvd and chances are they will be more up to date. Once you have done this do:

Alt & F2, type: mcc then click run, enter your root password, then click ok.

Go to Hardware--> Configure 3D desktop effects If your graphics card is setup correctly you will be able to click on Compiz Fusion (should any further packages be required they will be downloaded and installed automatically).

Click the advanced settings, if your graphics card is Nvidia you can select Xgl if not then leave it on native support.

When you click ok to accept your choice, read the screen carefully. You will be instructed to do one of the following:

Log off then log back in again

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Log off then do Alt & Ctrl & Backspace then log back in again.

In either case if all is well you should now have an activated 3D desktop. You can test this by holding down Alt & Ctrl and pressing either the left arrow or the right arrow, your desktop should rotate.
 
Old 03-08-2008, 10:34 PM   #4
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Please ignore. I posted in the wrong page.

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Old 03-08-2008, 10:39 PM   #5
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Please ignore. I posted in the wrong page.
Report your post and ask for it to be moved.

Apologies, I forgot to refresh before posting.

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Old 03-08-2008, 10:42 PM   #6
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Edgartech,
I'm a n00b, but one of the cool effects I loved was being able to hold down ALT CTRL and left mouse button, and then move the mouse to see the cube. There are also settings in your compiz config settings manager that specify MANY special effects, such as a fireworks display upon minimizing or closing a window, for instance. Open up that settings manager and play around a bit. You'll find plenty of lovely distractions.
Kind regards,
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Old 03-08-2008, 10:46 PM   #7
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I'll go one better, go here: http://wiki.compiz-fusion.org/ for an explaination of the various settings and what they do.
 
  


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