How to install compiz on Linux Mint 14 Nadia Mate edition:

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How to install compiz on Linux Mint 14 Nadia Mate edition:

Postby Zorba on Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:34 pm

1- install the followig packages:

- compiz-gnome
- compizconfig-settings-manager
- fusion-icon
- compiz-plugins-extra
- libdecoration0-dev

2- In terminal run "compiz --replace" or run Compiz Fusion Icon and choose compiz as your window manager.

3- Go to Startup Applications click on add and in the name field write "compiz" and in the command field enter "compiz --replace"(without the punctuation) click on Add again then Close. This is to make compiz start automatically on next logins.

4- To stop that high CPU usage run in terminal “mateconf-editor”. When the editor opens go to /desktop/mate/session/required_components/windowmanager and replace "marco" with "compiz".

3- install "dconf-editor" by runnig in terminal:

sudo apt-get install dconf-tools

Then press ALT + F2 and run: "dconf-editor", navigate to org > gnome > desktop > vm > preferences and change the "theme" value from "Adwaita" to any other installed theme you want. Remember this because in the same place you can also change the window button layout, among others.



Note: compiz has been forked for Mate a few months back. You can find it athttp://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=217&t=114613 with a complete tutorial as on how to install it !! Check it out It rocks!! :D
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Re: How to install compiz on Linux Mint 14 Nadia Mate editio

Postby xclusive585 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:09 am

Thanks for re-posting old news, But they have a proper Compiz fork for Mate already, for a few months now.

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=217&t=114613
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Re: How to install compiz on Linux Mint 14 Nadia Mate editio

Postby Zorba on Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:24 am

Thanks for writing that and for your great contribution to Mate community :D

FYI: THE following packages have been removed from the repositories of Ubuntu 12.10 and its derivatives:

- emerald
- compiz-fusion-plugins-extra

And it would be a great idea to try the new compiz you made!! Cheers Jasmine!!

:( :)
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Re: How to install compiz on Linux Mint 14 Nadia Mate editio

Postby xclusive585 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:38 am

Brahim wrote:Thanks for writing that and for your great contribution to Mate community but plz note that the following packages have been removed from the repositories of Ubuntu 12.10 and its derivatives:
- emerald
- compiz-fusion-plugins-extra

:( :)

Doncha hate when they do that.
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Re: How to install compiz on Linux Mint 14 Nadia Mate editio

Postby Zorba on Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:47 am

I guess that gives me a good reason to try Jasmine's compiz :D !! i have always hated this Ubuntu!!! But hey way to go!! :D
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Re: How to install compiz on Linux Mint 14 Nadia Mate editio

Postby enric on Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:02 am

Hi, i try this tutorial in Linux Mint 14 x64 with Mate but windows doesn't have borders. I try the fork (compiz 0.8.8) but when i try to install some package it says that some dependecies will not installed.
It is posible that compiz is not compatible with 64 bit version?

I see this video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZbdT51L2FQ but i try this and doesn't work. Windows doesn't show. And desktop cube only show 1 of the 4 desktop i configure.

Thanks a lot and sorry my english please.
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Re: How to install compiz on Linux Mint 14 Nadia Mate editio

Postby Zorba on Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:13 pm

Unread postby enric on Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:02 am
Hi, i try this tutorial in Linux Mint 14 x64 with Mate but windows doesn't have borders


Actualy this works for both 32bit and 64bit. Make sure that you have the following packages installed:

- compiz-gnome
- compizconfig-settings-manager
- fusion-icon
- compiz-plugins-extra
- libdecoration0-dev

and don't forget to check 'window decoration' in compizconfig-settings-manager under 'Effects' section!! :D
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Re: How to install compiz on Linux Mint 14 Nadia Mate editio

Postby enric on Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:44 pm

Thanks a lot. I solve the problem enable window decoration, window move and namespace. To solve compiz cube i go to general options -> desktop size and set to 4 1 1 (horitzontal size, vertical size, and numer of desktops respectively).
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Re: How to install compiz on Linux Mint 14 Nadia Mate editio

Postby Rubisco on Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:27 pm

Seems to be working, the cube, windows move, but one problems remains: I can't change the title bar theme. Any help?
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Re: How to install compiz on Linux Mint 14 Nadia Mate editio

Postby AJ1000 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:00 am

To change the title bar theme, use ubuntu tweak.
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