Compiz is a compositing window manager that uses 3D graphics acceleration via OpenGL. It provides various new graphical effects and features on any desktop environment, including Gnome and KDE. Compiz Fusion is a collection of plugins and a configuration system for the Compiz compositing window manager. It was created from the remerging of Beryl into Compiz.
Compiz truely and honestly redefines user desktop experience and desktop/window management.
With openSUSE 11.0 Compiz-Fusion comes pre-installed and any system with reasonable performance level should be able to benifit from the Compiz-Fusion desktop experience. Needless to say, better the hardware better is the experience.
Here we look at various aspects Compiz on your openSUSE 11.0 (most discussed here should work on openSUSE 10.3).
In order to make life easy, let us go through a few pre-flight checks to ensure all is well once we enable Compiz/Desktop Effects and start using it.
The Pre-requisites include
1. Proper drivers installed for your ATI or nVidia or Intel Graphics card.
2. Enable Composite for Xorg and the rendering engine that you want to use like AIGLX,nVIDIA native for nVIDIA or XGL. Composite is enabled by default in openSUSE 11.0
Intel Video/Display cards
nVIDIA Display/Video cards
nVIDIA Native Rendering platform
ATI Display/Vide Cards
Enable/Configure and use Desktop Cube
Temporarily Disable/Enable Compiz Fusion / Desktop Effects
Watchout!!! more to come…
It started as wonderful eye candy…but after a while I realized it’s very useful. It can really set a linux distro desktop apart from all others. Now if I could just get one of the new freerunners…
None of the manual editing of xorg.conf is required on openSUSE 11.0, just install drivers via 1-click and enable compiz using simple-ccsm.
Btw, nice overview on Compiz Fusion on openSUSE in one place 🙂
opensuse 11.1 doent install correctly on may machine (msi), so i had to reinstall 11.0, but i cant find link to one click compiz install for 11.0, do u guys erased it for good?