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Compiz Fusion repository for Fedora 7

Izhar Firdaus Izhar Firdaus Follow Support Jun 25, 2007 · 4 mins read
Compiz Fusion repository for Fedora 7
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This post is obsolete ( Its hard to keep this page updated, so I created a wiki page for it :P ). Latest & updated guide can be acquired from my wiki page


At last ... I have finished the Compiz Fusion packages for Fedora 7 .. now for the grand announcement :D

Repository Location

Repository URL: http://repo.kagesenshi.org/pub/
Repository YUM Config File: http://repo.kagesenshi.org/pub/kagesenshi.repo

The repository is hosted in a limited bandwidth shared hosting which I have for playing around with Django. Please dont abuse it. I couldnt afford larger hosting because I'm still a (jobless) student and currency exchange between MYR and USD is kindof too high for me.

Provided Packages


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The compiz packages are based on Fedora 7's compiz specfiles and added together with bits and pieces from Fedora beryl packages. The package sets are similar to beryl's. I dont have any KDE specific builds mainly because I don't use KDE and not familiar with beryl/compiz's KDE packages.

* NOTE: the compiz packages will obsolete Fedora 7's compiz-0.3.6 packages.
* Other Credits: the naming and description of some of the packages are taken from Trevino's Ubuntu Compiz repository

Some descriptions of common packages

- a meta package that will install all compiz packages from this repository
- a package that provide gtk-window-decorator and install compiz-core, compiz-fusion-plugins-main, emerald, emerald-themes and compizconfig-settings-manager
- a package that provide kde-window-decorator and install compiz-core, compiz-fusion-plugins-main and compizconfig-settings-manager
- contains the core compiz files
- main plugins for compiz fusion ( cube, animation, expo, negative, opacify, scale, wall , etc)
- extra plugins for compiz fusion ( addhelper, benchmark, cube reflection, firepaint, etc)
- a themable window decorator for compiz
- a GTK UI for configuring compiz fusion and its plugins

Edit: changed guide to follow GNOME KDE splitted packages
Edit Updated to follow 20070630git packages

Installation Instructions

As root, just follow these simple commands

# Install the repository 
cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
wget http://repo.kagesenshi.org/pub/kagesenshi.repo
wget http://devel.foss.org.my/~kagesenshi/repo/pub/kagesenshi.repo

# all compiz core packages (GNOME and KDE)
yum install compiz
yum install compiz-all

# compiz and GTK window decorator (for GNOME)
yum install compiz-gnome

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

Edit: changed guide to follow GNOME KDE splitted packages
Edit Updated to follow 20070630git packages

After this step, you'll have compiz-core, compiz-fusion-plugins-main, emerald, emerald-themes, and compizconfig-settings-manager the core compiz 0.5 from freedesktop.org installed your computer. For Compiz-Fusion, you will require to also yum these.

yum install compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-fusion-plugins-extra

and if you want Emerald decorator
 yum install emerald

Launching Compiz Fusion

The most convenient way to launch Compiz Fusion for now is by using its tray icon (similar to beryl-manager), called fusion-icon

yum install fusion-icon
fusion-icon &

* Theres also a launcher for it in the system menu . Located at Applications > System Tools > Fusion Icon

For the time being , there is no exact/convenient way to launch Compiz that I know of (yet).

OpenCompositing.org forum have a post on commands to launch Compiz here -> http://forums.opencompositing.org/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=758#p6439

If you have an Intel or an ATi Radeon card (using AIGLX or the radeon driver):
LIBGL_ALWAYS_INDIRECT=1 compiz --replace --indirect-rendering --sm-disable ccp &

If you are using the FGLRX driver:
LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/fglrx/libGL.so.1.2.xlibmesa compiz --replace --sm-disable ccp &

If you are using NVidia:
compiz --replace ccp &

Or, you can try out compiz-icon. compiz-icon is an app similar to beryl-manager. However, it does not work in my computer, but maybe you have better luck than me.
yum install compiz-icon
compiz-icon &

compiz-icon package also provide a script called compiz-manager that will do the if-else for the manual launch above, if compiz-icon doesn't work for you, you might have better luck with compiz-manager. However, compiz-mananager does not have any tray icons etc despite the name. It only launches compiz and provides some useful (to some) commandline tools.

# launching compiz-manager
compiz-manager &

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For technical support related to compiz itself, please goto OpenCompositing Forum at http://forums.opencompositing.org/ and ask there. I will only attend problems related to my packaging.

If you want a more bleeding edge build, read the tutorial on how to compile from source here -> http://forums.opencompositing.org/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=758

Enjoy~ :D
Written by Izhar Firdaus Follow Support
I'm a system architect, data engineer and developer advocate with passion in Free / Open Source software, entrepreneurship, community building, education and martial art. I take enjoyment in bridging and bringing together different FOSS technologies to help businesses and organizations utilize IT infrastructure to aid and optimize their business and organizational process.

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