Compiz work with Debian Wheezy

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Compiz work with Debian Wheezy

Postby Fernecho » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:54 pm

Hi all,
Well, after not being able to install Linux Mint 11 on my X1000, I have decided to install Debian DVD iso Wheezy testing, the installation was done successfully. Previously I installed Debian Squeeze, also with success, and wanted to test the effects of Compiz in Squeeze, but I could not make them work. now, I could install Debian Wheezy and run Compiz, you can see it work in this video that I uploaded to Youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZxJ9If50Tk&feature=youtu.be

It's just a test, I have yet to investigate the effects confuguracion. Greetings to all.

P.D. - I apologize for the misspelling which can be seen in the video, when I write the word Weezy, Wheezy to be.

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Re: Compiz work with Debian Wheezy

Postby thawk » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:23 pm

Fernecho wrote:Hi all,
Well, after not being able to install Linux Mint 11 on my X1000, I have decided to install Debian DVD iso Wheezy testing, the installation was done successfully. Previously I installed Debian Squeeze, also with success, and wanted to test the effects of Compiz in Squeeze, but I could not make them work. now, I could install Debian Wheezy and run Compiz, you can see it work in this video that I uploaded to Youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZxJ9If50Tk&feature=youtu.be

It's just a test, I have yet to investigate the effects confuguracion. Greetings to all.

P.D. - I apologize for the misspelling which can be seen in the video, when I write the word Weezy, Wheezy to be.

regards.


Good news.
I can confirm Compiz working under Linux Mint 11 as well.
:D
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Re: Compiz work with Debian Wheezy

Postby trevordick » Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:07 am

Good to hear. Well done.

Although, I'm not really a fan of compiz it would be good to add the installation method to the official user guide for others to try out.

I would be grateful if you could provide some simple instructions which I can add to the guide.

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Re: Compiz work with Debian Wheezy

Postby tommysammy » Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:17 am

thawk wrote:
Fernecho wrote:Hi all,
Well, after not being able to install Linux Mint 11 on my X1000, I have decided to install Debian DVD iso Wheezy testing, the installation was done successfully. Previously I installed Debian Squeeze, also with success, and wanted to test the effects of Compiz in Squeeze, but I could not make them work. now, I could install Debian Wheezy and run Compiz, you can see it work in this video that I uploaded to Youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZxJ9If50Tk&feature=youtu.be

It's just a test, I have yet to investigate the effects confuguracion. Greetings to all.

P.D. - I apologize for the misspelling which can be seen in the video, when I write the word Weezy, Wheezy to be.

regards.


Good news.
I can confirm Compiz working under Linux Mint 11 as well.
:D

How? I can`t get it work
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Re: Compiz work with Debian Wheezy

Postby thawk » Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:09 pm

trevordick wrote:Good to hear. Well done.

Although, I'm not really a fan of compiz it would be good to add the installation method to the official user guide for others to try out.

I would be grateful if you could provide some simple instructions which I can add to the guide.

Thanks

Trevor


I will be back to my X1k by tomorrow and will write up a little installation guide for Linux Mint using LXDE and XFCE window managers.
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Re: Compiz work with Debian Wheezy

Postby trevordick » Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:34 am

thawk wrote:I will be back to my X1k by tomorrow and will write up a little installation guide for Linux Mint using LXDE and XFCE window managers.

Thanks. :-)

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Re: Compiz work with Debian Wheezy

Postby musa » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:57 am

Fernecho wrote: you can see it work in this video that I uploaded to Youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZxJ9If50Tk&feature=youtu.be


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Very nice video. :) it looks really exciting
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Re: Compiz work with Debian Wheezy

Postby thawk » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:08 am

Simple compositing in LXDE:

1) Install Linux Mint PPC as described in the X1k-Linux manual

2) Install the compositing manager (as SU)
> apt-get install xcompmgr

3) Configure your xsession to use xcompmgr instead of openbox (as SU)
> gedit /etc/xdg/lxsession/Mint-LXDE/autostart
Add the following line:
@xcompmgr -n

4) Restart gdm (as SU)
> /etc/init.d/gdm stop
> /etc/init.d/gdm start
Login again.

5) You should now have transparency effects etc. on your desktop when using tools like screenlets.
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Re: Compiz work with Debian Wheezy

Postby thawk » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:15 am

Regarding compiz in wheezy

Compiz has been removed recently from the debian wheezy repositories, maybe due to bugs (its marked unstable now).
See the status here http://packages.qa.debian.org/c/compiz.html .
Atm there is no simple procedure to install compiz in wheezy (I do not advice to install experimental or old versions).
As soon as they release a new version in debian testing I will revisit this topic again.

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I uploaded a video (http://youtu.be/jZZwWjrVct4) from my Mint PPC system from some weeks ago.
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Re: Compiz work with Debian Wheezy

Postby trevordick » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:42 am

thawk wrote:Simple compositing in LXDE:

1) Install Linux Mint PPC as described in the X1k-Linux manual

2) Install the compositing manager (as SU)
> apt-get install xcompmgr

3) Configure your xsession to use xcompmgr instead of openbox (as SU)
> gedit /etc/xdg/lxsession/Mint-LXDE/autostart
Add the following line:
@xcompmgr -n

4) Restart gdm (as SU)
> /etc/init.d/gdm stop
> /etc/init.d/gdm start
Login again.

5) You should now have transparency effects etc. on your desktop when using tools like screenlets.


1. Mint already installed
2. xcompmgr installs OK
3. Opening a regular terminal and typing SU to enter root then typing> gedit /etc/xdg/lxsession/Mint-LXDE/autostart fails to open the file for edit. However if i open a root terminal I am able to gedit the file and save the changes.

Questions.

When adding @xcompmgr -n to autostart do you have to deactivate any other lines.
Which desktop should I select to start (Mint LXFE, Gnome, etc?)

I would still like to try the Compix effect in MintPPC11 if possible.


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