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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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Old 05-01-2008, 04:02 PM   #2
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Default Re: How-to: Installing Compiz-fusion on Ubuntu Feisty.

How about Ubuntu 8.04
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:35 PM   #3
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Default Re: How-to: Installing Compiz-fusion on Ubuntu Feisty.

Yeh, Feisty is sooooo two distros ago... lol jk

I see why he did this. It is super easy to get compiz fusion working in gutsy and hardy. The real challenge is getting the git version which is really really puurrrdddyyyy.
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