Compiz Fusion on Fedora 8

Compiz Fusion is a collection of plugins and a configuration system for the Compiz compositing window manager for the X Window System. Compiz Fusion is the result of a merge between the old Compiz community plugin set “Compiz Extras” and the parts of the Beryl project that are independent of the window manager core.

The aim of the project is to port almost all of the features of Beryl to Compiz plugins, and continue to write further Compiz plugins. At the same time, Beryl has been discontinued and Compiz will add some of the core changes made by Beryl to the Compiz core.



Compiz Fusion Plugin Sets

Main Plugins:
  • Animation
  • Color filter
  • Expo
  • Enhanced Zoom Desktop
  • JPEG
  • Negative
  • Opacify
  • Put
  • Resize info
  • Ring Switcher
  • Shift Switcher
  • Scale Addons
  • Snapping Windows
  • Text
  • Window Previews
  • Viewport Switcher
  • Desktop Wall
  • Window Rules
  • Workarounds

Extra Plugins:

  • ADD Helper
  • Benchmark
  • Crash handler
  • Cube Caps
  • Cube Reflection
  • Extra WM Actions
  • Fade to Desktop
  • Firepaint
  • Cube Gears
  • Group and Tab Windows
  • Motion blur
  • Reflection
  • Scale Window Title Filter
  • Show desktop
  • Splash
  • Trailfocus
  • Widget Layer

Unsupported Plugins:

  • Fake ARGB
  • Snow
  • Mouse Switch
  • Tile

Experimental Plugins:

  • Screensaver
  • Compiz-Scheme
  • Sound
  • Visual Event
  • 3D Windows
  • Cube Atlantis


leigh123@linux have made some packages for the release of F8 as the Fedora version is still lacking some key packages like ccsm + fusion-icon.
These are the latest snapshots (0.6.99)

1. Install the fusion repo.

su wget cp compiz-fusion.repo /etc/yum.repos/

2. Install compiz-fusion ( you will need to remove the fedora compiz packages first and also delete the old configs /home/*/.config/compiz and /home/*/.gconf/apps/compiz or none of the plugins will work)


[Puneet@localhost ~]$ rm -rf /home/*/.config/compiz

[Puneet@localhost ~]$ rm -rf /home/*/.gconf/apps/compiz


Uninstall all the above Packges By Selecting

Applications->Add/Remove Software

Add/Remove Software -> Search->Installed

Search For Compiz and Apply.

After Removing or Uninstalling All The Compiz Packages

Type in the Terminal :-

su yum install compiz-all fusion-icon-all compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported compiz-bcop ccsm emerald-themes

Leigh123@Linux have a fix for the compiz-fusion error in F8

* Opening CompizConfig context* No GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap with direct rendering context ... nor with indirect rendering, this isn't going to work! * Using the GTK Interface

You will need to downgrade xorg-x11-server-Xorg

For i386

su wget rpm -U -oldpackage xorg-x11-server-Xorg-

For x86_64

su wget rpm -U --oldpackage xorg-x11-server-Xorg-

If this works OK for you you will need to ban xorg-x11-server-Xorg from updating

su gedit /etc/yum.conf

and add this line


at the End.

And Press Ctrl+O to Save and Ctrl +X to Save You r Done

Leigh123@Linux Regards to drhilbert

For F8 srpm’s



2 Responses to “Compiz Fusion on Fedora 8”

  1. Viktor Says:

    Hi Puneet, can u tell me what is that theme/plugin in the background of second pic with peel effect? Is it fedora with some addons?

  2. Anonymous Says:

    yeah it’s fedora using compiz fusion..

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