So, what is compiz? Seeing is believing:
I’ve succeeded in installing compiz. It’s very amazing and convenient. I’m sure that compiz is a must see killer app. But installation is PAIN!!! You need a couple of all nights especially if you have ATI. (And I do have ATI. Sad.)
Compiz should be installed in the following order:
1. Enable 3D accleration: Use fglrxinfo to check 3D accleration.
mkseo@mkseo:~$ fglrxinfo display: :0.0 screen: 0 OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc. OpenGL renderer string: RADEON 9000 PRO DDR Generic OpenGL version string: 1.3.1091 (X4.3.0-8.27.6) mkseo@mkseo:~$
If the output is different from this one, consult this ATI 3D accleration tutorial. I recommend save-as repository method described in the doc.
2. Install compiz: There are many tutorials and how-tos. I recommend this one and this one. Read thoroughly before doing anything. Read all the replies and the answers.
Caveat: Many tutorials regarding compiz are out of date. So before reading them, examine the date when they were written.
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