I will post this thread in Social and Linux forums so that it gets maximum circulation. I'll move it from Social in a few days.
Compiz-Fusion on your Ubuntu Feisty distro.
You might want to ask, why should I do this? The answer is simply- because it looks awesome. You are welcome to go on youtube and look it up. If you don't like the environment, go ahead and uninstall.
ALSO- THIS IS FOR UBUNTU FEISTY ONLY! IT SHOULD ALREADY BE INSTALLED ON GUTSY.
Assuming your graphic drivers are updated (if they aren't then look at the end of this how-to):
1. Preparing your computer for compiz-fusion.
Go to Applications->Terminal.
This step basically removes all traces of compiz-fusion on your system and prepares for a clean install.
1b. Further preparation for compiz-fusion.
sudo aptitude -y remove libcompizconfig-backend-gconf
sudo aptitude -y remove compiz-core desktop-effects
sudo aptitude -y remove compiz-fusion-plugins-unofficial
sudo aptitude -y remove compiz compiz-gnome
sudo aptitude -y remove compizconfig-settings-manager
sudo aptitude -y remove compiz-fusion-plugins-extra
Open up a run application dialogue. (Alt-F2 for standard keyboard layout)
gksudo "gedit /etc/apt/sources.list"
and press Run.
At the bottom of the file, add:
# compiz-fusion by Treviņo's Ubuntu feisty EyeCandy Repository
deb http://download.tuxfamily.org/3v1deb feisty eyecandy
deb-src http://download.tuxfamily.org/3v1deb feisty eyecandy
Save and close the file.
Open up terminal again and type in:
gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys 81836EBF
gpg --export --armor 81836EBF | sudo apt-key add -
This tells Ubuntu to trust the package.
2. Go ahead and install compiz-fusion.
In terminal, type:
sudo aptitude -y update
sudo aptitude install compiz compiz-gnome \
compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-fusion-plugins-extra \
Accept and that's it. Compiz-fusion is installed.
3. Run compiz-fusion.
Open up a run application dialogue (Alt-F2) and type in:
If your driver's aren't updated, just download Envy here.
It is a .deb package so you just double click on it, select your video card manufacturer and click yes twice.