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Old 05-01-2008, 03:45 PM   #1
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Default How-to: Installing Compiz-fusion on Ubuntu Feisty.

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.

Put in:

Code:
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
This step basically removes all traces of compiz-fusion on your system and prepares for a clean install.

1b. Further preparation for compiz-fusion.

Open up a run application dialogue. (Alt-F2 for standard keyboard layout)

Type in:
Code:
gksudo "gedit /etc/apt/sources.list"
and press Run.

At the bottom of the file, add:

Code:
# 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:

Code:
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:

Code:
sudo aptitude -y update
sudo aptitude install compiz compiz-gnome \
compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-fusion-plugins-extra \
compiz-fusion-plugins-unofficial libcompizconfig-backend-gconf
Accept and that's it. Compiz-fusion is installed.

3. Run compiz-fusion.

Open up a run application dialogue (Alt-F2) and type in:
Code:
compiz --replace
Press Run.

Voila!

Appendix:

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.
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