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Old 21st August 2006, 09:36 AM
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howto -=COMPIZ=- in 5 STEPS!

Ok guys I just finished installing FC5 and had to try out compiz. Oh man it is da BOMB! :P
Anyways it took me honestly 5 min to install so I decided to share with the community. Follow the below steps and you will be running compiz in no time.

*NOTE 1* ONLY tested with nvidia card, accelerated driver installed
*NOTE 2* ONLY tested on gnome. I'm a KDE guy, but gnome is more 'compiz-ready'

Edit: Tested on KDE too! see bottom
If you pass these 2 requirements, then read on:

STEP 1:

Download all the required files from the following directory http://users.telenet.be/quenta/5/i386/ into a folder on your home drive. Use whatever you have to. I personally used Donwthemall extension for firefox https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/201/
NOTE: if the site goes down, send me a PM, i have a copy which i can put up online.

STEP 2:

Install the mesa-libGL sources:
Code:
yum install mesa-libGL-devel
This will install some other stuff too

STEP 3:

Open a terminal and cd to the folder you downloaded the compiz stuff into.
Now is the fun part. You need to install the compiz rpm
Code:
rpm -ivh compiz-1.0.0-4.i386.rpm
but you need to install the prerequisites first. I forgot to make a note of the exact order but if i remember correctly its something like this(ie, run as root rpm -ivh packagename in the following order):
Code:
xorg-x11-server-Xgl-1.1.99.1-3.i386.rpm
fedora-xgl-settings-0.0.1-1.noarch.rpm
xgl-hardware-list-1.0.0-2.noarch.rpm
gset-compiz-0.3.3-1.i386.rpm
glitz*
libsvg* 
compiz-1.0.0-4.i386.rpm    <------------once this file is installed, you are pretty much done!
STEP 4:

run this command:

Code:
gnome-xgl-info
you get something like:
Code:
]# gnome-xgl-info
G nVidia Corporation
0 kmod-nvidia is installed for the kernel release 1.2174_FC5
1 -accel glx:pbuffer -accel xv
STEP 5:
run the following command (save any unsaved docs first)
Code:
gnome-xgl-switch --enable-xgl --auto
IF ALL GOES WELL, it should prompt you to restart GDM, and upon restart, you will get a sexy compiz-enabled desktop like mine!

KDE USERS:
Fire up kedit and paste the following
Code:
[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Exec=compiz --replace decoration wobbly fade switcher minimize cube rotate zoom scale move resize place & gnome-window-decorator &xmodmap -e "keycode 22 = BackSpace" &
GenericName[en_US]=
StartupNotify=false
Terminal=false
TerminalOptions=
Type=Application
X-KDE-autostart-after=kdesktop"
Save the file as:
Code:
/home/USERNAME/.kde/Autostart/compiz.desktop
(replace USERNAME by YOUR username)
Restart X with CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE
You've got a sexy desktop too!
NOTE:
KDE instructions stolen from the ubuntu forums, can't find the page anymore.

NOTE:
instructions based loosely on this page
http://fedora-xgl.blogspot.com/2006/...on-fedora.html
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Last edited by jim; 4th September 2006 at 02:23 PM. Reason: correct command to start xgl
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