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:
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.
Install the mesa-libGL sources:
yum install mesa-libGL-devel
This will install some other stuff too
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
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):
compiz-1.0.0-4.i386.rpm <------------once this file is installed, you are pretty much done!
run this command:
you get something like:
G nVidia Corporation
0 kmod-nvidia is installed for the kernel release 1.2174_FC5
1 -accel glx:pbuffer -accel xv
run the following command (save any unsaved docs first)
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!
Fire up kedit and paste the following
Exec=compiz --replace decoration wobbly fade switcher minimize cube rotate zoom scale move resize place & gnome-window-decorator &xmodmap -e "keycode 22 = BackSpace" &
Save the file as:
(replace USERNAME by YOUR username)
Restart X with CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE
You've got a sexy desktop too!
KDE instructions stolen from the ubuntu forums, can't find the page anymore.
instructions based loosely on this page