Sunday, September 29, 2013

[Linux] HOW TO: Compiz in Linux MINT 15.

Hello again!

Today, I show you how to install compiz on your Linux, step by step. It's pretty easy, so let's do this!

(Tested on Linux MINT 15 - MATE 64bit edition)

1) Install compiz!

sudo apt-get install compiz compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-plugins-extra libdecoration0-dev

2) Replace current windowmannager "marco" with "compiz". You have to download dconf-editor:

sudo apt-get install dconf-toolssudo dconf-editor

Now go to org -> mate -> desktop -> session -> required-components. Select "windowmanager" and change it from "marco" to "compiz"

3) Run compiz after startup.

echo "[Desktop Entry]
Exec=compiz --replace
Comment[cs_CZ]=compiz --replace
Comment=compiz --replace" > ~/.config/autostart/compiz.desktop

OR you can manually add command "compiz --replace" into Start-up Applications.

4) Open Compizconfig settings manager(ccsm) and tick everything you want to use. But make sure you tick “window decoration” and “move window” at least! Now go to "gnome compatibility", into commands tab, and replace all gnome-* with mate-*.

5) Reboot. There you go :)