Getting all those fancy compiz effects you see in youtube

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Getting all those fancy compiz effects you see in youtube

Postby ballertech on Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:13 pm

Hi everyone,

This one is simple but sometimes the simple ones frustrate you right ? :)

I couldn't for the life of me find any settings or anything in Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna to configure Compiz (Beryl), so here's what I did (I'm running GNOME, so this might not work with KDE but I don't know so it's worth a try)

1) Open Synaptic (Package Manager)
2) If you don't already have them, grab the compiz-plugins, compiz-fusion-plugins-main and the compiz-fusion-plugins-extra (optional)
3) Get the compizconfig-settings-manager. This is what will allow you to enable / customize your plugins.
4) Once everything is installed, you should have a new menu entry under Preferences called Advanced Desktop Effects.
5) Enjoy! (one guy put a Doom3 screenshot as his Skydome, to make his desktop cube look kind of like it was replacing the Soul Cube. Very clever... heh)
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Re: Getting all those fancy compiz effects you see in youtube

Postby Husse on Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:47 am

Well, the first thing to do is to go to "Control Center" > Appearance and check the appropriate option in the "Visual effects" tab
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Re: Getting all those fancy compiz effects you see in youtube

Postby CacheMaker on Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:09 pm

I did everything this says. Nothing is working still. Not even the wobbly windows. Any suggestions?
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Re: Getting all those fancy compiz effects you see in youtube

Postby Husse on Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:23 am

@ CacheMaker
Do you have the correct driver?
What video card do you have?
Things that helps to know....
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Re: Getting all those fancy compiz effects you see in youtube

Postby CacheMaker on Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:35 pm

I don't know I got my laptop from my girlfriends mom who got it from work. It doesn't say anywhere what videocard or anything it's running should I just check my hardware options on Windows?
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Re: Getting all those fancy compiz effects you see in youtube

Postby Husse on Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:36 am

Yes or post the output of
lspci
(in a terminal)
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Re: Getting all those fancy compiz effects you see in youtube

Postby Tuche on Mon Dec 24, 2007 10:23 am

i got this working, now i would like to know how can i get that emerald themes to work . . .

thanks !
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