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January 28th, 2009, 01:26 AM
I just downloaded this code to get Freewins for my computer...

sudo apt-get install compiz-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
wget -O /tmp/freewins.zip http://smspillaz.googlepages.com/freewins-0.3-0.6.zip
mkdir -p ~/compiz/ && cd ~/compiz
unzip /tmp/freewins.zip
cd ~/compiz/freewins-0.3-0.6
make clean
make install

and I downloaded and installed something that was 120MB and now i cant find it. Can anybody help me and tell me where to look after I have downloaded a file...where can i find it?

January 28th, 2009, 01:39 AM
Have you tried, in terminal, whereis freewins

January 28th, 2009, 01:43 AM
doesn't exist it says..."freewins:"

January 28th, 2009, 01:44 AM
try clicking on >places >computer >file system and then search , type in the name of the file u downloaded , hit return .. then if the package shows up ,right click it and choose >properties , this will show u the location

January 28th, 2009, 01:45 AM
The stuff you posted indicates it was saved to /tmp/

hope you haven't rebooted since then....

January 28th, 2009, 01:46 AM
if it just says freewins: this means its in your home directory

January 28th, 2009, 01:51 AM
okay i found it, now it is on my desktop. I cant get it to work though...any ideas? When i open it it just shows me the files inside

January 28th, 2009, 01:52 AM
I believe everything should be in ~/compiz/freewins

January 28th, 2009, 01:59 AM
that script should have installed freewins for you , i would fire up compiz and see if the files have been added... not sure if u already had compiz, try
compiz in the terminal or
ccsm if you have the manager already

you will need the compiz manager to control these effects type in terminal
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

January 28th, 2009, 04:03 AM
What do ya suppose this means?

unzip /tmp/freewins.zip
Paying special attention to the /tmp part...