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Enabling Compiz-Fusion in Werewolf

Posted by notKlaatu , 04 March 2008 · 67 views

Enabling Compiz-Fusion in Werewolf Fedora 8 by default has a few lightweight compiz-fusion effects available. You can turn these on in the System > Preferences > Look and Feel > Desktop Effects. Simply click "Enable Effects" and it will attempt to turn on compiz-fusion. If your graphics card does not support this, it will let you know, and you can set about the long, arduous journey of finding Linux drivers for your graphics card. My iBook G4 (Radeon 9200) and Sony Vaio (Intel 950) graphic cards are both well supported by now, so I didn't have to do anything more than click Enable. However, just as in Gutsy Gibbon, there are many more effects available to you with the installation of some extra packages. To get the more robust plug-ins and a more detailed effect manager, simply go to Applications > Add/Remove Software. This opens up your package manager, and here you'll be able to search for "compiz". You'll find extra plug-ins available, as well as the Gnome-Compiz-Manager?. The former will add greater control over the effects you already have, new effects like quick desktop viewers and interior cubes and so on. My iBook G4 handles all these effects with flying colors.




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