Compiz-Fusion

Compiz-fusion is that cool cube you may have seen in many linux desktop’s screenshots. It is provided through yum but for the time being there are no packages for fusion-icon (a tray icon to control compiz-fusion) and ccsm (compiz settings manager).
git
If you want to install them also you can read my guide on How to compile and install compiz-fusion from git on Fedora 7. The steps should be the same.
Unofficial Repo
If you prefer the easy yum way you can install the following unofficial repository in your system and get the latest compiz-fusion packages. Just type:

$ su –
# wget http://www.dfm.uninsubria.it/compiz/fusion/compiz-fusion.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/compiz-fusion.repo

Next you will need to remove the fedora compiz packages first and delete /home/username/.gconf/apps/compiz )

$ su
# yum install compiz-all fusion-icon-all compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported compiz-bcop ccsm emerald-themesLordMorgui has mirrored the repo so you will need to edit to account for the changes

$ su
# gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/compiz-fusion.repo
and change to

[fusion] name=Compiz Fusion repository
#baseurl=http://www.dfm.uninsubria.it/compiz/fusion/$basearch/
mirrorlist=http://www.dfm.uninsubria.it/compiz/mirror-f$releasever-$basearch
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0
To start compiz-fusion just use fusion-icon. It will place an icon at the tray which contains anything you want to configure.

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About Tanveer
RIA (Rich Internet Application) Developer with a wide variety of business applications. Particularly interested in client/server and relational database design. Always interested in migration projects, as well as close interaction with the DB manufacturers.

3 Responses to Compiz-Fusion

  1. rohan says:

    Hi
    I am getting the following error

    sudo yum install compiz-all fusion-icon-all compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported compiz-bcop ccsm emerald-themes
    Loading “installonlyn” plugin
    Loading “kmod” plugin
    Loading “security” plugin
    Loading “protectbase” plugin
    Loading “skip-broken” plugin
    Loading “downloadonly” plugin
    Loading “changelog” plugin
    Setting up Install Process
    Setting up repositories
    Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://www.dfm.uninsubria.it/compiz/mirror-f5-i386 error was
    [Errno 4] IOError:
    Error: Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: fusion

    can you please help me out ?
    thanks
    Rohan

  2. neeocis says:

    Well, no sure!! may be broken link or something that could not find out the mirror site to download or may be the repository moved some where else!! check the link directly or googled other mirror site..
    have a nice day..!!

  3. It may sometimes crash in Ati Cards. Installation is not same for all Graphic cards. You have to find the correct code for xorg.conf. 🙂

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