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Old 01-03-2013, 04:39 PM   #1
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Compiz & 3D-desktop


Hi,

I'd like to test Compiz and some basic 3D desktop effects on Slackware 14.0 and Xfce. I've googled around a bit, and there's loads of information, but it's either centered on other distributions, outdated or confusing.

Any suggestions?
 
Old 01-03-2013, 06:20 PM   #2
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Install compiz-bcop, compizconfig-python, libcompizconfig, ccsm, and the compiz-plugins* packages from SBo:

http://slackbuilds.org/result/?search=compiz&sv=14.0

You will want to start compiz using the command 'compiz --replace ccp &' (or use fusion-icon, from the same URL above). Then you can start 'ccsm' and experiment.

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Old 01-03-2013, 07:28 PM   #3
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Hi kikinovak,

I can confirm that what adamk75 is asking you to do also works for me as well. Although you probably do want protobuf (but in contrast to the SBo page, you don't actually need the "distribute" package, but you can use it if you want.

I used to use compiz-fusion with Xfce back in 13.37 (Xfce 4.6), and the only problem I noticed was that the multi-desktop tray icon would organize itself horizontally with only one row. And it was somewhat glitchy after that as well. But that was 4.6, maybe 4.10 has fixed it. Now I use compiz-fusion standalone.

Here's a screenshot of me using gimp to take a photo of my compiz-fusion triangular prism (yay spinning triangular prisms!). I use compiz-fusion to help me organize my stuff (and it does make some great eye-candy to show off to people). Sorry for the poor quality, I set the quality on 80 when exporting in gimp.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:19 PM   #4
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Thanks very much. It worked indeed, but after experimenting with it a little bit, I found it quite buggy, so I ended up removing the whole thing and reverting to plain and stable Xfwm.
 
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Post scriptum. I experimented quite some more, did lots of RTFM and wrote a little personal documentation. I have to correct what I said in the post above. Most of the plugins are in fact quite stable and functional. What I thought as "buggy" (for example in the ring switcher) was in fact only a missing key shortcut configuration.

Actually I installed it on my main desktop, with a nice selection of classy effects. Conclusion after a morning's work: I really like it!
 
  


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