Compiz Fusion is a window and composition manager. It is the merger of Compiz and Beryl. Compiz Fusion is currently unsupported or in development (git packages). I have created this page to get a howto started for arch. I am not sure if there is already one or not. If there is, please delete this one. If not, please feel free to edit this one to help others out getting Compiz Fusion installed on the various desktop environment. I am looking to get it installed on gnome. The Compiz Fusion Homepage is a good source of information. NOTE that there is currently no stable version yet.
Pre-Installing Compiz Fusion
Compiz Fusion requires AIGLX or XGL. I will let you go to the respective wiki to make sure you are setup correctly. I am using AIGLX and did not have to change any xorg.conf settings when I moved from beryl to Compiz Fusion.
Uninstall Compiz or Beryl
$ su # pacman -Rc beryl-core
$ su # pacman -Rc compiz-core
Installing Compiz Fusion
Development (git) version
If you want to try the latest compiz fusion development version, edit /etc/pacman.conf and add one of the following to the end of the file:
[compiz-fusion] Server = http://arch.nesl247.org/compiz-fusion/i686
[compiz-fusion] Server = http://arch.nesl247.org/compiz-fusion/x86_64
Install compiz fusion by using the following commands:
$ su # pacman -Sy compiz-fusion compiz-fusion-extra
Starting Compiz Fusion
Just try it
If you simply want to try Compiz Fusion, you can try (testing/working with gnome):
This will start the "Compiz Fusion Icon" and launch Compiz Fusion. Right click on the icon in the panel and go to 'select window manager'. Choose "Compiz" if not already, and you should be set.
The simplest way is to add "Compiz Fusion" (Name:) and "/usr/bin/fusion-icon" (Command:) to the applications that start with your session. You can do this by going to:
[System] -> [Preferences] -> [Sessions] -> [Startup Programs]
Adding "Compiz Fusion" to the list might be a good idea too so you can switch back to Metacity if need be.