Compiz-Fusion Community News for February 9, 2008: KDE 4 is in.

kde4.jpgThe Community News returns again, after an absence that I will try to avoid in future P In the time between the previous community news and the last, there have been a number of new and interesting cool features added to Compiz-Fusion. The changes have taken place due to our community and our very own onestone who has added a slew of KDE 4 composite features to Compiz. Some highlights this week are:

  • KDE 4 Window decorator plasma integration

  • Show Mouse, and Area-Based maginification through the mag plugin

  • Wiimote integration

  • True blending of wallpapers and cubecaps

A number of bugs have also been fixed (Not the emerald crash at random, sorry!) which should improve your Compiz Fusion experience marginally.

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News in Bugs

  • Temporary fix for certain windows loosing their shape attributes while using freewins (link)
  • Atlantis 2 works a bit better with normal monitors
  • Fix unnecessary compile warning with the screensaver plugin
  • Better option grouping in the Winrules plugin
  • Maximumize plugin was placed in the Window Management category
  • Individual plugin Makefiles were updated to notify the user as to when the plugin should be installed globally because it depends on other plugins
  • The sesssion plugin was updated to use core session functions, it should allow session management in the near future
  • Fix visual glitch when using cube reflections with 3D
  • The ‘Brightness and Saturation’ plugin has been placed in the accessibility category
  • Some freezes fixed in animation, particularly with superkaramba
  • Display glitches such as animation artifacts and dark textures in animation fixed.
  • Fix trailfocus glitches when windows span multiple viewports
  • Improved metadata in the showmouse plugin
  • Fragment shader fixes for the ‘fisheye’ mode of mag. The effect should work on the NVIDIA and Intel platforms. It may work for ATI users who use linux or have somewhat decent AIGLX support with fragment_program
  • ‘Fisheye’ plugin merged into mag as another mode
  • Ability to disable KDE4 support in compiz-fusion-debain platforms
  • Some working option support in the Wiimote plugin.

Read More :Compiz Fusion Stuff.

openSUSE 10.3:Compiz Fusion Using ATI Cards

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compiz.jpgM Using Nvidia Graphics Card ,I Have Not Tried Yet But,

You Can Find a Nice Tutorial For that is Given Here : –

http://linux.wordpress.com/

🙂

Compiz Fusion Open Suse 10.3 (Nvidia)

Compiz Fusion is the result of a merge between the well-known Beryl composite window manager and Compiz Extras, a community set of improvements to the Compiz composite window manager. Thus if you still don’t get it, when you install Compiz Fusion, you also need to have Compiz packages as well as Xgl (in this for ATI cards) installed, but not Beryl.

So you really want to have all those 3D goodies running on your openSUSE 10.3 box using the latest Compiz Fusion … oki doki. The following how-to differs a little bit from the official how-to @opensuse.org site.

So you really want to have all those 3D goodies running on your openSUSE 10.3 box using the latest Compiz Fusion … . The following how-to differs a little bit from the official how-to @opensuse.org site.

In my case I am running openSUSE 10.3 x64 with Gnome and an Nvidia 6200 video card on 17″ 1080×728 resolution. (guess for Kde it should also work).

1)Configure Nvidia Graphics and 3d Acceration from http://en.opensuse.org/Nvidia

Now search for ‘nvidia’ and select-

  • nvidia-gfxG01-kmp-default
  • x11-video-nvidiaG01

After Downloading and Installing Nvidia Packages.

We then tell the kernel to use this driver, to do this start the konsole command line, login as root and type ‘modprobe nvidia’.

Open->Terminal

Type

puneet@localhost : su –

password :

root@localhost : modprobe nvidia.

Restart the computer to use the new driver.

To check that we are using the new driver use:

YAST -> Hardware->Graphics card & monitor

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  • For KDE:
  • For Gnome:

If you would like to setup autostart of compiz install Compiz Manager: Click here to install compiz-manager

Now head to Yast and launch Software management and install the following packages as well, unless they are already installed:

  • compiz-emerald
  • compiz-emerald-themes
  • compiz-fusion-kde (or compiz-fusion-gnome)
  • fusion-icon
  • all the related dependencies

Now After Downloading the above Packages follow the steps Below

OPen Terminal :-

puneet@localhost : su –

password :

root@localhost :gnome-xgl-switch –enable-xgl

If The Command Given Above sends you the Following Error :

bash: gnome-xgl-switch: command not found

Then Configure Xgl :

Install XGL and Compiz

The packages you need are available on the openSUSE DVD. Just use Yast ,search for xgl compiz gconf and install it. How easy can it be?

Hack the configuration files

Unfortunately we have to hack the configuration files a little bit. No worry, it is easier like it seems. Let’s start with the file displaymanager. Get root permissions and change the following lines using your favorite editor like explained below:

su
cd /etc/sysconfig
vi displaymanager

Search

DISPLAYMANAGER=
DISPLAYMANAGER_XSERVER=

and replace on

DISPLAYMANAGER="xgl"
DISPLAYMANAGER_XSERVER="xgl"

Also Search

DISPLAYMANAGER_XGL_OPTS=

and replace on

DISPLAYMANAGER_XGL_OPTS="-accel glx:pbuffer -accel xv:fbo"

Editing xorg.conf

Next we have to edit the X-Org configuration file like this:

cd cd /etc/X11/ vi xorg.conf

Add the following line in the Section “Device”

Option “NoFlip” “True”

Section "Device"
  BoardName    "GeForce 7800 GT"
  BusID        "4:0:0"      (try lspci | grep VGA. Last set of  numbers is your BusID)
  Driver       "nvidia"
  Identifier   "Device[0]"
  VendorName   "NVidia"
  Option       "NoFlip" "True"
EndSection

and add the next line to the Section “Extensions”

Option “Composite” “off”

Section "Extensions"
   Option "Composite" "off"
EndSection

Save the File and Exit ,Now Restart Your Computer and You r Done .

Note :– No Need To Worry About the Following Error From running glxgears on Terminal.

XIO: fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server “:0.0”
after 4182 requests (4080 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

Enjoy Compiz Fusion.

🙂

Compiz Fusion On Ubuntu 7.10(ATI Mobility Radeon 9200)

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If you’re using a new Nvidia or ATI graphic card, you will most likely have to install a proprietary driver for it which you can do under System > Administration > Restricted Drivers Manager. If you are not sure, please try to get Compiz Fusion working without a proprietary driver first, and if it doesn’t work, install the proprietary driver for your graphic card using the Restricted Drivers Manager.

1)Open the Synaptic Package Manager (System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager)

2)Use the Search function and search for compizconfig.

3)You should find the package compizconfig-settings-manager in the results. Click on it and select Mark for Installation.

4)Accept that package’s dependencies by clicking on Mark.

5)Afterwards, you should also select the packages emerald and gnome-compiz-manager for installation (you can use the Search fuction again to find them).

6) Accept that package’s dependencies by clicking on Mark

7)Next, click on the Apply button.

8)Confirm your selection by clicking on Apply again.

9)Afterwards, the packages are being downloaded and installed.

10)After all packages have been installed, you can close the Synaptic Package Manager.

Now :

Enabling Compiz Fusion

  • To make sure that Compiz Fusion is enabled, go to System > Preferences > Appearance.
  • In the Appearance Preferences window, go to the Visual Effects tab and make sure that Custom is selected. That’s it already. To configure Compiz Fusion, you can click on the Preferences button.

You can do the same by going to System > Preferences > Advanced Desktop Effects Settings.

  • In both cases the CompizConfig Settings Manager opens where you can define the behaviour of Compiz Fusion.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Here’s a list of the most common Compiz Fusion keyboard shortcuts:

  1. SUPER+SHIFT+DRAG LEFT MOUSE = draw fire
  2. SUPER+SHIFT+C = clear fire
  3. CTRL+ALT+DRAG LEFT MOUSE = rotate cube
  4. CTRL+ALT+LEFT ARROW = rotate cube
  5. CTRL+ALT+DOWN ARROW = flat desktop
  6. SHIFT+ALT+UP = initiate window picker
  7. CTRL+ALT+DOWN = unfold cube
  8. ALT+TAB = window switch
  9. SUPER+TAB = flip switcher or ring switcher, depending on which is enabled.
  10. ALT+F7 = initiate ‘move windows’
  11. SHIFT+F9 = water effect
  12. SHIFT+F10 = slow animations
  13. CTRL+ALT+D = show desktop
  14. For Grouping and Tabbing:
  15. SUPER+S = select single window
  16. SUPER+T = tab group
  17. SUPER+Left = change left tab
  18. SUPER+Right = change right tab
  19. SUPER+G = group windows
  20. SUPER+U = ungroup windows
  21. SUPER+R = remove group window
  22. SUPER+C = close group
  23. SUPER+X = ignore group
  24. Hold the SUPER button then select the windows you want to group and then hit SUPER+G.

The SUPER key is the Windows key on most keyboards.

Have Fun.

Enjoy

🙂

Compiz Fusion On Ubuntu 7.10(Nvidia)

What is Compiz-Fusion ? compiz_fusion.jpg
Compiz Fusion is the result of a merge between the well-known Beryl composite window manager and Compiz Extras, a community set of improvements to the Compiz composite window manager. Compiz Fusion aims to provide an easy and fun-to-use windowed environment, allowing use of the graphics hardware to render each individual window and the entire screen, to provide some impressive effects, speed and usefulness.

The Restricted Drivers Manager should offer an NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver for installation:

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Choose that driver; a new window will pop up where you confirm your choice by clicking on the Enable Driver button:

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Afterwards the NVIDIA driver is being downloaded and installed:

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You can now close the Changes applied window…

… as well as the Restricted Drivers Manager (but note the Needs computer restart line in the Status column – I’ll come to this next):

As you’ve noticed in the previous screenshot, the computer needs a restart so that the changes can take effect. Click on the restart icon in the upper right corner…

and then on the Restart Now button to reboot the system:

After the reboot the system uses the proprietary NVIDIA graphics driver.

3 Installing Compiz Fusion

Open the Synaptic Package Manager (System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager):

Type in the root password:

Use the Search function and search for compizconfig:

You should find the package compizconfig-settings-manager in the results. Click on it and select Mark for Installation:

(JavaScript must be enabled in your browser to view the large image as an image overlay.)

Accept that package’s dependencies by clicking on Mark:

Afterwards, you should also select the packages emerald and gnome-compiz-manager for installation (you can use the Search fuction again to find them):

Next, click on the Apply button:

Confirm your selection by clicking on Apply again:

Afterwards, the packages are being downloaded and installed:

After all packages have been installed, you can close the Synaptic Package Manager:

🙂

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.

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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.

Code:
su wget http://www.dfm.uninsubria.it/compiz/fusion/compiz-fusion.repo 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)

i.e

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

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

or

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 :-

Code:
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

Code:
* 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

Code:
su wget http://koji.fedoraproject.org/packages/xorg-x11-server/1.3.0.0/9.fc7/i386/xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.3.0.0-9.fc7.i386.rpm rpm -U -oldpackage xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.3.0.0-9.fc7.i386.rpm

For x86_64

Code:
su wget http://koji.fedoraproject.org/packages/xorg-x11-server/1.3.0.0/9.fc7/x86_64/xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.3.0.0-9.fc7.x86_64.rpm rpm -U --oldpackage xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.3.0.0-9.fc7.x86_64.rpm

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

Code:
su gedit /etc/yum.conf

and add this line

exclude=xorg-x11-server-Xorg

at the End.

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

Leigh123@Linux Regards to drhilbert
http://www.dfm.uninsubria.it/compiz/fusion/

For F8 srpm’s

http://www.4shared.com/file/2879857...699srpmtar.html

Enjoy