Thursday, June 3, 2010

to enable compiz fusion on xfce

fusion-icon = tray icon to launch and manage Compiz Fusion
install and start it

remember to enable window decarations, otherwise all windows will not have title bars.

Debian squeeze
sudo apt-get install compiz compizconfig-settings-manager fusion-icon compiz-fusion-plugins-main
# compiz-fusion-plugins-main : static application switcher
# compiz-fusion-plugins-extra : fade to desktop

sudo yum install -y fusion-icon

To Start Compiz directly through the XFCE session manager without loading Xfwm
cd /etc/xdg/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml
sudo cp xfce4-session.xml xfce4-session-Xfwm.xml
sudo vi xfce4-session.xml

Replace the xfwm startup command,

< property name="Client0_Command" type="array" >
   <value type="string" value="xfwm4" / >
< /property >

with the following:

< property name="Client0_Command" type="array" >
    <value type="string" value="compiz" / >
    < value type="string" value="ccp" / >
< /property >


wget -O compiz-check
chmod +x compiz-check

Install ATI Proprietary Driver (fglrx)

No title bar after enable Compiz
Go to CompizConfig Setting Manager (ccsm) -> Effects
and enable "Window Decoration"

different wallpapers for different workspaces
allows you to assign multiple wallpapers to your workspaces
- sudo apt-get install compiz-fusion-plugins-extra
- Enable this option and click on the title “Wallpaper” to open the preferences for this plugin.
- click New and browse for the image that you want to upload. In the order that you have them in the list is the order they will be in the cube.
- to kill xfdesktop
xfdesktop --quit

in case slow response when enabling compiz.
right click on compiz-fusion icon (on the panel)
choose "Compiz Options"
and enable "Loose Binding" and "Indirect Rendering"


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