I had to install the packages in this order:
However, fusion-icon-git depends on compiz-git. Something is wrong here.
Plus I think there we're -some dependencies, which I don't remember. Just a word of warning for other newbies like me - out of my stupidity I went for all GIT versions and I got some serious problems. Also, I had to get the same emerald version as the compiz version to get emerald working. Kristjans 21:43, 27 August 2007 (EDT)
Removing "Install libx11 from [testing]" Section
Seeing as the newer libx11 has been moved to "extra", I am taking out this section.
Compiz Fusion requires a newer version of <tt>libx11</tt> which is currently only available in the [testing] repository. To enable the testing repo, edit '''/etc/pacman.conf''' as root and change the following lines: #[testing] #Include = /etc/pacman.d/testing to this: [testing] Include = /etc/pacman.d/testing Save and exit. Synchronize the repos and install <tt>libx11</tt> with the following command: # pacman -Sy libx11 Finally, once you have installed <tt>libx11</tt> you can disable the [testing] repo again by re-commenting the lines mentioned above (in ''/etc/pacman.conf'').
If the section is not actually obviated for some reason, please replace it and explain the reason here. --Anthony5429 14:14, 17 September 2007 (EDT)
- libx11 isn't in the extras repository yetI can understand the desire to remove deprecated information, but the new package isn't in the [extras] yet, which means that anyone following this wiki until that time will undoubtedly fail. --thayer Monday, 17 September 2007
- Hrmm is right... I see what you mean by the date stamp, but it was my understanding that the -x trailing the version number is the package build revision number. Thus 1.1.3-4 would be the 4th package revision to libx11 v1.1.3, making it a newer version than 1.1.3-1. --thayer Monday, 17 September 2007
- oo - I wonder if the version which is in extra would work. Has anyone here tried using the version in extra which was updated on 2007-09-16? --Anthony5429 21:22, 17 September 2007 (EDT)
- I can confirm that the libx11 package from [extras] does not work with Compiz Fusion. It results in broken icons all over the desktop and CF won't load at all unless the [testing] version is installed. --thayer Tuesday, 18 September 2007, 08:09 AM
- Ahh - thanks for trying that out! Well, as a future note to anyone who sees this at a later time, if libx11 1.1.3-4 or later is available in extra, that section may be removed from the article. --Anthony5429 11:24, 18 September 2007 (EDT)
- The new version is up. I'm taking off part about using the testing repo for it now. --Anthony5429 05:06, 20 October 2007 (EDT)
How to make Compiz the default window manager in GNOME
[Deskop Entry] Type=Application Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Compiz Exec=compiz ccp NoDisplay=true # name of loadable control center module X-GNOME-WMSettingsModule=compiz # name we put on the WM spec check window X-GNOME-WMName=Compiz [Window Manager] SessionManaged=false
Then instruct GNOME session to use this newly created file:
gconftool-2 --set --type string /desktop/gnome/session/required_components/windowmanager compiz
you have to have the package xorg-utils for compiz-fusion to work...
deprecated part concerning XFCE
Somewhere between XFCE version 4.2 and 4.4 the xfce4-session config file changed from "~/.conf/xfce4-session/xfce4-session.rc " to "~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-session.xml ". The concerned part is Xfce autostart (with "fusion-icon") Method 2. I added the Xfce autostart (without "fusion-icon") Section. It contains the right paths for XFCE 4.4. Are versions prior to 4.4 available over pacman? If not I'll update the entry.