Compiz, Fusion or Beryl?

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Re: Compiz, Fusion or Beryl?

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Since Compiz and Beryl has merged and become Compiz Fusion, the answer should be obvious. Both Compiz and Beryl is discontinued, IIRC.
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Re: Compiz, Fusion or Beryl?

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Once you got the correct drivers, Compiz is default. Since my laptop is completely open source (on the driver side) I have desktop effects enabled out of the box. But another note is that CF is still below v 1.0 (stable), current version is 0.7.6, not sure what Mint comes shipped with though.
But I must say I am pretty impressed with this release of Compiz, almost every plugin works flawlessly on my Intel GMA965, except the water plugin. And the terminal even have real transparency, not the bogus background thingy :)
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Re: Compiz, Fusion or Beryl?

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My wife and kids hate Compiz, because even when it works right it still manages to frack up motion video and graphics in other applications: especially video playback and games. It must be disabled to play tuxracer, for example, or to play gnomechess with 3D graphics. I wish Mint would default to compiz OFF and force people to manually activate it, because they're having to disable it manually after every reboot.
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Re: Compiz, Fusion or Beryl?

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Of course, one of the first things I did after install was delete Compiz. It's one of the buggiest pieces of junk code ever foisted on linux.
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Re: Compiz, Fusion or Beryl?

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AK Dave wrote:My wife and kids hate Compiz, because even when it works right it still manages to frack up motion video and graphics in other applications: especially video playback and games. It must be disabled to play tuxracer, for example, or to play gnomechess with 3D graphics. I wish Mint would default to compiz OFF and force people to manually activate it, because they're having to disable it manually after every reboot.
1. Install fusion-icon and add to sessions with "fusion-icon -n" without the quotes (that should be default!)
2. Appearance - Desktop Effects - Disable. That should be sticky after a reboot.
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