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

  1. files are all here:
  2. http://gitweb.beryl-project.org/?o=age
  3.  
  4. we need to 'git' all packages needed, first make sure 'git' is installed, and 'autogen'
  5. sudo apt-get install git autogen
  6.  
  7. we need these packages and git will get them for us, from http://gitweb.beryl-project.org/?o=age
  8.  
  9. create a compiz folder in your /home/user directory, change INTO that directory, then:
  10.  
  11. put 'git clone' in front of each of these lines below and run them in a terminal one by one
  12.  
  13. git://anongit.opencompositing.org/compiz
  14. git://anongit.opencompositing.org/compcomm/libraries/bcop
  15. git://anongit.opencompositing.org/compcomm/compiz-configuration-system/tools/ccsm
  16. git://anongit.opencompositing.org/compcomm/compiz-configuration-system/libraries/ccs-lib
  17. git://anongit.opencompositing.org/compcomm/compiz-configuration-system/bindings/ccs-python
  18. git://anongit.opencompositing.org/compcomm/plugins-main
  19.  
  20. after you have all of this you have all the files, now it's time to build.
  21.  
  22. I will assume your username is "foo".  Henceforth, replace any instance of "foo" with your actual user name.
  23.  
  24. In the compiz directory, you want to run
  25. ./autogen.sh --prefix=/home/foo/Compiz --enable-librsvg && make && make install
  26.  
  27. Then run
  28. export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/home/foo/Compiz/lib/pkgconfig
  29.  
  30. Then, in each of the bcop, ccs-lib, ccs-python, ccsm, plugins-main directories(in that order) run:
  31. ./autogen.sh --prefix=/home/foo/Compiz && make && make install
  32.  
  33. nvidia command to make window decorations work if needed:
  34. sudo nvidia-xconfig --add-argb-glx-visuals -d 24
  35.  
  36.  
  37. after all have been built with NO ERRORS, you should be able to start compiz like so:
  38.  
  39. ~/Compiz/bin/compiz --replace --indirect-rendering --sm-disable ccp &
  40.  
  41. and to use the compiz-settings-manager, just type:
  42.  
  43. PYTHONPATH=/home/foo/Compiz/lib/python2.5/site-packages ccsm
  44.  
  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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