Jul 272008

openSUSE 11.0 comes preinstalled with Compiz and Compiz-Fusion 0.7.4 pre-installed. However, you may get and install the latest version of the Compiz-Fusion plugin package from here by simple 1-click installs here

Compiz-Fusion for KDE

Compiz-Fusion for GNOME

This should install the latest Compiz and Compiz-Fusion plugins on your chosen desktop environment.

Enable Compiz/ Desktop Effects

To enable Compiz, referred as Desktop Effects in openSUSE 11.0

From Applications – Configure Desktop – Desktop, tick the box for “Enable Desktop Effects” and click Apply. This should enable Desktop Effects / Compiz on your openSUSE.

Enable Desktop Effects from Configure Desktop

Alterntaivelty, you can enable from

Application – Utilities – Desktop – Desktop Effects – select the checkbox for “Enable Desktop Effects” and close.

Enable Desktop Effects using Simple Compiz Configuration Settings Manager
Here you can also, select a preset profile for your Desktop Effects ranging from minimal to Ultimate.

Once enabled, we are all set to start using desktop effects or Compiz on openSUSE 11.0.