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    Exclamation Problem Installing Screensaver Plugin in Compiz

    I'm following the instructions from here:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=602003

    I enter the following command into the terminal:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install compiz-fusion-bcop compiz-dev build-essential libxcomposite-dev libpng12-dev libsm-dev libxrandr-dev libxdamage-dev libxinerama-dev libstartup-notification0-dev libgconf2-dev libgl1-mesa-dev libglu1-mesa-dev libmetacity-dev librsvg2-dev libdbus-1-dev libdbus-glib-1-dev libgnome-desktop-dev libgnome-window-settings-dev gitweb curl autoconf automake automake1.9 libtool intltool libxslt1-dev xsltproc x11proto-scrnsaver-dev libxss-dev
    Works fine - installs everything without a problem.

    I enter the next command:

    Code:
    wget -O /tmp/screensaver.tar.gz 'http://gitweb.opencompositing.org/?p=users/pafy/screensaver;a=snapshot;h=6565001eb389fb0d18cfead6030054cc8edc6c5f' mkdir -p  ~/compiz/
    It only works partially, outputting this:

    robert@robert-laptop:~$ wget -O /tmp/screensaver.tar.gz 'http://gitweb.opencompositing.org/?p=users/pafy/screensaver;a=snapshot;h=6565001eb389fb0d18cfead60 30054cc8edc6c5f' mkdir -p ~/compiz/
    WARNING: combining -O with -r or -p will mean that all downloaded content
    will be placed in the single file you specified.


    --2010-04-16 14:43:11-- http://gitweb.opencompositing.org/?p...0054cc8edc6c5f
    Resolving gitweb.opencompositing.org... 195.114.19.35
    Connecting to gitweb.opencompositing.org|195.114.19.35|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 301 Moved Permanently
    Location: http://gitweb.compiz.org/?p=users/pa...0054cc8edc6c5f [following]
    --2010-04-16 14:43:11-- http://gitweb.compiz.org/?p=users/pa...0054cc8edc6c5f
    Resolving gitweb.compiz.org... 195.114.19.35
    Reusing existing connection to gitweb.opencompositing.org:80.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: unspecified [application/x-gzip]
    Saving to: `/tmp/screensaver.tar.gz'

    [ <=> ] 14,550 39.9K/s in 0.4s

    2010-04-16 14:43:12 (39.9 KB/s) - `/tmp/screensaver.tar.gz' saved [14550]

    --2010-04-16 14:43:12-- http://mkdir/
    Resolving mkdir... failed: Name or service not known.
    wget: unable to resolve host address `mkdir'
    /home/robert/compiz/: Scheme missing.

    FINISHED --2010-04-16 14:43:12--
    Downloaded: 1 files, 14K in 0.4s (39.9 KB/s)



    Why is it apparently trying to download something from http://mkdir/ when that's a command? What did I do wrong?

    Help would be greatly appreciated!
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    Re: Problem Installing Screensaver Plugin in Compiz

    you seem to be putting that whole thing in as one line, which means wget is taking mkdir as an argument, so it tries to download from http://mkdir.

    put an && (double ampersand) between the last wget argument and the mkdir command. This tells the console to break after wget and run the new command.

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    Re: Problem Installing Screensaver Plugin in Compiz

    Code:
    wget -O /tmp/screensaver.tar.gz 'http://gitweb.opencompositing.org/?p=users/pafy/screensaver;a=snapshot;h=6565001eb389fb0d18cfead6030054cc8edc6c5f' && mkdir -p  ~/compiz/
    like so

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    Re: Problem Installing Screensaver Plugin in Compiz

    Never mind, I solved this myself by following the instructions here: http://wiki.compiz.org/Install/PluginsFromGit

    Now I need to restart compiz and everything should work.
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    Re: Problem Installing Screensaver Plugin in Compiz

    Okay now I need to find out how to make a background while the apps are spinning around instead of blackness - how can I do this?
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    Re: Problem Installing Screensaver Plugin in Compiz

    Does anybody know how to keep a background image while the screensaver is activated? Right now it's just blackness.
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    Question Re: Problem Installing Screensaver Plugin in Compiz

    Hey I followed what you said and got one question where is this plugin at??
    If someone says it can't be done, then they haven't tried Linux yet!

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