Sunday, January 13, 2008

Installing Compiz Fusion in Fedora Core 8

Before you install compiz-fusion in fedora core 8, please make sure that you have your graphic card driver installed.
you can make sure that your fc8 does have direct rendering enabled using the command below:
glxinfo | grep direct
if your direct rendering is running, you will get a result as showned below:
[root@localhost ~]# glxinfo | grep direct direct rendering: Yes

In order to install compiz-fusion, these are the commands that you need to enter into your teminal:
$ su
# wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/compiz-fusion.repo
# yum install compiz-all fusion-icon-all compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported compiz-bcop ccsm emerald-themes

after yum have finished installing the p rogram into your machine, you have to enable the desktop effects:
System > Preferences > Look and Feel > Desktop Effects >> Enable Destop Effects

In some cases, you will get an error message says that cannot enable desktop effects.
in this case, you may try to do this:

#gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

you will get the xorg.conf at gedit. now, trace the section shown in screenshot below:
In the section "Module", add a line Load "extmod"
for example:

Now, save and close the file.
Now, try to enable the desktop effects again.
If you are able to enable the desktop effects, your installation is completed.

However, if you are not able to enable the desktop effect, you may try to enter the following command into your teminal.
compiz --replace

That's all, wish you will be able to install compiz-fusion in your fedora. Have fun.

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