Update on Compiz Fusion repository

I have updated the repository just now. A few noticable changes are:

package updated to 20070625 morning's git (I'm @ GMT +8 if that matters)
compiz package is slow splitted into compiz-gnome and compiz-kde
release numbering is changed to follow Fedora Packaging: Naming Guideline
a few bug fixes at the specfiles


To those who are using 20070622git packages, you will need to remove them manually before upgrading through yum, or it wont work. This is because the change in the release numbering which make yum thinks the the older packages are newer.

To erase them
yum erase \*compiz\*
yum erase \*emerald\*

Installing the new packages

# Install the repository (if you havent)
cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
wget http://repo.kagesenshi.org/pub/kagesenshi.repo

# all compiz fusion packages (GNOME and KDE)
yum install compiz

# compiz fusion and emerald (for GNOME)
yum install compiz-gnome

# compiz fusion and KDE window decorator (for KDE)
yum install compiz-kde


Original Post : Compiz Fusion Repository for Fedora 7


Anonymous said…
I have downloaded and installed from the repository. Thanks. But, I can get Desktop Cube rotation and transparent (to the the background window) terminal.
zamri said…
On my system (F7), removing the previous compiz-fusion doesn't need Step 2. So does Step 2 for installing the upgraded version.
Anonymous said…

I just wanted to let you know that there seems to be a dependency on redhat-artwork.i386 0:7.0.0-9.fc7 redhat-artwork-kde.i386 0:7.0.0-9.fc7 that caused issues for me.

Since I did an yum update, redhat-artwork has been upgraded to 7.0.0-10 and I had to do a 'rpm -e --nodeps redhat-artwork' then a 'yum install compiz'.

I am sure a fix is easy and thought I would let you know.
KageSenshi said…
thats odd .. I dont remember any of my packages have dependencies on redhat-artworks ..

are u sure its dependency problem and not file conflict??

do you still have the error messages??

(paste them somewhere in pastebin.ca or other pastebins)
Hello KageSenshi I want to talk with you, I could be a host for the repository and the files, I don't know if it's possible right now with my hosting but I have a lot of BW and I want to share it with you ^^

My email: alexman98 @ hotmail . com

And if you could do a RPM package for F7 would be excellent! I will be waiting for your answer ^^
Ted said…
Great work KageSenshi

I'm very new to this domain, and I'm trying to get my IBM laptop T60p with fglrx driver to run fusion. I was able to run compiz, following http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Installing_Fedora_Core_6_on_a_ThinkPad_T60 post. But after I installed compiz following your instruction, I started fusion-icon and got

gnome is True; kde is False
* setting decorator to gtk-window-decorator --replace
kde-window-decorator: no process killed
emerald: no process killed
Executing: compiz --replace --sm-disable --ignore-desktop-hints ccp --direct-rendering
compiz (core) - Fatal: GLX_SGIX_fbconfig is missing
compiz (core) - Error: Failed to manage screen: 0
compiz (core) - Fatal: No manageable screens found on display :0.0

Even doing a yum erase, I could not get rid of the message, and going back to old config, all the effects are lost, and get the complain of missing GLX_SGIX_fbconfig.

I still have
[root@localhost yum.repos.d]# glxinfo | grep direct
direct rendering: Yes
[root@localhost yum.repos.d]# fglrxinfo
display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5250
OpenGL version string: 2.0.6474 (8.38.7)

Can you please help me, or give me some pointers, how to get out of this. I understand I've to downgraded xorg-server to run ati's fglrx driver, and fusion might not run. But what could have change, that stop me going back to my old config?

Appreciate your time

KageSenshi said…

I'm really sorry , I couldnt help with your question.

You might get better answer by asking at opencompositing.org's forum @ http://forums.opencompositing.org/

IIRC, fglrx requires XGL server to be installed for it to work. It doesnt work with AIGLX for now.

the reason behind you unable to revert to your previous configuration might be caused by you didnt downgrade compiz , fyi: my 0.5.1 compiz package replaces the older 0.3.6 package
Ted said…
Yes, you are right, downgrading with disablerepo did the get my compiz going. I'm now back to fc7 default. compiz-0.3.6-8.fc7

I've a follow up question. How do I get to set properties like wobbly windows. I got the cube, though.

I'm waiting for the fglrx release that will run with new Xorg. Then I can use your compiz fusion



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