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Compiz-git instructions
Wednesday, June 13th, 2007 at 2:28:59am UTC 

  1. files are all here:
  4. we need to 'git' all packages needed, first make sure 'git' is installed, and 'autogen'
  5. sudo apt-get install git autogen
  7. we need these packages and git will get them for us, from
  9. create a compiz folder in your /home/user directory, change INTO that directory, then:
  11. put 'git clone' in front of each of these lines below and run them in a terminal one by one
  13. git://
  14. git://
  15. git://
  16. git://
  17. git://
  18. git://
  20. after you have all of this you have all the files, now it's time to build.
  22. I will assume your username is "foo".  Henceforth, replace any instance of "foo" with your actual user name.
  24. In the compiz directory, you want to run
  25. ./ --prefix=/home/foo/Compiz --enable-librsvg && make && make install
  27. Then run
  28. export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/home/foo/Compiz/lib/pkgconfig
  30. Then, in each of the bcop, ccs-lib, ccs-python, ccsm, plugins-main directories(in that order) run:
  31. ./ --prefix=/home/foo/Compiz && make && make install
  33. nvidia command to make window decorations work if needed:
  34. sudo nvidia-xconfig --add-argb-glx-visuals -d 24
  37. after all have been built with NO ERRORS, you should be able to start compiz like so:
  39. ~/Compiz/bin/compiz --replace --indirect-rendering --sm-disable ccp &
  41. and to use the compiz-settings-manager, just type:
  43. PYTHONPATH=/home/foo/Compiz/lib/python2.5/site-packages ccsm
  45. (You can add the PKG_CONFIG_PATH and PYTHONPATH to your bash init in order to not have to type them in every time)


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