Postby rob630 » 14 Aug 2015, 22:49

I have Compiz running with nvidia gforce 210 and 640
with the nouveau driver in Point Linux 3, LMDE 2 and Debian 8.1
with the exact same recipe ... This is for MATE Versions.

This is serious stuff so make a clonzilla backup of your system.

You may want to add another partition and install a fresh instance
to test with.

I have 2 Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 boards with AMD 8320 CPUs
in both. The Video cards are both gforce and use similar drivers.

I hope this would work with your system hardware.

This is the link I found the recipe on ...

There are a few how to's here, but only the very last recipe for Compiz 0.8.10 works. Pease check put the below link. ... &p=1041817

I have extracted the text ... This is not mine and kudos go to zerocc on the LMDE forums


Re: How to install Compiz on LMDE-2

Postby zerocc on Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:41 pm
Cinnamon - and there's my answer. Thank you.

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Re: How to install Compiz on LMDE-2

Postby zaileion on Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:20 am

alex1234 wrote:
Compiz is back with stable release 0.8.10 :D

Tutorial for *buntu based Linux distribution

On LMDE-2:

Install dependencies

;;;;;;;;;;;;;; My note ... I Installed fresh with out updates
and first ran "sudo apt update" only from the terminal and then copy and pasted the below into the terminal and ran it.

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sudo apt-get install git build-essential libxcomposite-dev libpng12-dev libjpeg-dev libsm-dev libxrandr-dev libxdamage-dev libxinerama-dev libstartup-notification0-dev libgconf2-dev libgl1-mesa-dev libglu1-mesa-dev libmetacity-dev librsvg2-dev libdbus-1-dev libdbus-glib-1-dev autoconf automake libtool intltool libxslt1-dev xsltproc libwnck-dev python-dev python-pyrex libxss-dev libcairo2-dev libpango1.0-dev libprotobuf-dev libnotify-dev libtool-bin

Download scripts

;;;;;;;;;;;; My note ... Having never used git clone, I muddled a bit
but found that it created a scipts folder in my User Folder.

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git clone git:// -b release-0.8.10

Edit build file
open build file in the scripts directory with editor and add --disable-metacity at lines 31 and 32.
The lines should then look like this

;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; My Note ... i used "cd scripts" and "pluma build"

I found the below code and added the --disable-metacity in both lines.
Save and close.

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if [ "$c" = "core" ]; then
./ --prefix="$prefix" --disable-gnome --disable-kde --disable-kde4 --disable-metacity || return 1
./configure --prefix="$prefix" --disable-gnome --disable-kde --disable-kde4 --disable-metacity || return 1

Run the INSTALL script

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Do Not Use sudo! .... if it needs your password it will ask

When complete Create symlinks by running the two followng commands.

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sudo ln -s /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/ccm /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/ccsm-0.8.10-py2.7.egg-info /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/ccsm-0.8.10-py2.7.egg-info

Start ccsm by typing ccsm in the terminal and verify it runs. Enable basic plugins such as Window Decoration, Move Window, Place Window, Resize Window.

;;;;;;;;;;; My note ... the below does not work!

Start compiz

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compiz --replace ccp && emerald --replace

;;;;;;;;;;;; My note ... If you want to test your selections

open 2 terminals .... in one run " compiz --replace ccp "

in the other terminal run " emerald --replace "
if you close the emerald terminal, emerald quits


;;;;;;;;;;My Note ... I included 3D Windows and Cube Deformation.
I went into ccsm Window Decoration and entered " emerald --replace " in the command field.

Next I opened System-Preferences-Startup Applications and added
" compiz --replace ccp "
and " emerald --replace "

logged out and logged in and it worked like a charm.

I went into System-Preferences-Emerald Theme Manager to pick
an emerald widow decoration theme I liked ... it is red by default.


I hope this isn't too confusing, I am not used to writing these how to's

I can add clarification to what I wrote, but I can't support Compiz.

I am standing on the shoulders of giants and wanted to share
something cool.

Warning ... you could ruin you current installation! Backup!!

Cheers rob630

Enjoy Compiz with all plugins
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