View Full Version : How to install compiz fusion on ubuntu 10.10

October 15th, 2010, 06:37 PM
The following guide will show you how to setup step by step " Compiz Fusion" on your Ubuntu operating system.

Open a terminal--> Accessories -> Terminal for GNOME users or KMenu -> System -> Konsole for KDE users) and type:

sudo apt-get -y remove compiz-core desktop-effects
Leave the terminal open and go to System -> Administration → Software Sources, click on the second tab (Third-Party Software), then click on the "Add" button and paste the following code:
deb http://download.tuxfamily.org/3v1deb feisty eyecandy

Click the "Add Source" button after you pasted the above code and do the same for the following code:

deb-src http://download.tuxfamily.org/3v1deb feisty eyecandy

Don't close the Software Sources window yet!

In the terminal window, type:

wget http://download.tuxfamily.org/3v1deb/DD800CD9.gpg

sudo apt-key add DD800CD9.gpg

Now click the "Close" button on the Software Sources window and you will be asked if you want to reload the information about available software, so click the "Reload" button and wait for the window to disappear.

Copy/Paste the following lines in the terminal window:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get -y upgrade

sudo apt-get -y install compiz compiz-gnome compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-fusion-plugins-extra libcompizconfig-backend-gconf

sudo apt-get -y install compiz compiz-kde compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-fusion-plugins-extra libcompizconfig-backend-kconfig

Now, if everything was correctly installed and you didn't encounter errors, press ALT+F2 and type:
compiz --replace

That's it! Enjoy the latest 3D eye candy effects on your Ubuntu OS.

Some tricks:

- Hold CTRL + ALT keys and with the left mouse button rotate the cube
- Super + E activates the Expo plugin
- Hold Super + Shift and with your mouse paint fire on your desktop
- Super + Shift + C will erase the fire paint
- Super + Tab activates the Ring Switcher plugin

Here is the new look of your desktop with Compiz Fusion..

Here is the new look of your desktop with Compiz Fusion..

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_u3Y7eoyF3nw/TLiL8XPPXqI/AAAAAAAAACo/fTbKep56Fyg/s320/viva-opensource.jpg (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_u3Y7eoyF3nw/TLiL8XPPXqI/AAAAAAAAACo/fTbKep56Fyg/s1600/viva-opensource.jpg)

October 15th, 2010, 07:04 PM
Ehm,I have the idea that you do not exactly know what you are talking about,at least not enough to write a HowTo;not offending,but a
HowTo should make sense. ;-)
Compiz fusion is installed by default.
For this compiz-core is needed,so the command:
sudo apt-get -y remove compiz-core desktop-effects
makes no sense.Besides,a package called desktop-effects does not
exist,so it cannot be removed.
compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-fusion-plugins-extra
is all you may want to install (it is not by default).
deb-src http://download.tuxfamily.org/3v1deb feisty eyecandy ??

October 15th, 2010, 08:24 PM
realzippy (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=216523)

You don't know what re you talking about !!! really doesn't need to be install ?? LOL

October 15th, 2010, 08:34 PM
Please explain your command then:

sudo apt-get -y remove compiz-core desktop-effects

What does it and why? ;-)

October 15th, 2010, 08:36 PM

Have a look here - http://download.tuxfamily.org/3v1deb/dists/

Notice the dates. The newest version there is EOL here a long time ago.

Compiz is installed by default.