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Thread: HOWTO: Install Compiz-fusion and Emerald on hardrdrive install

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    Default HOWTO: Install Compiz-fusion and Emerald on hardrdrive install

    Since I did not really see anything here that helped me install compiz and emerald on my macbook I figure I would pass along what I learned.

    My setup:
    MacBook with BT3 installed to hard drive
    Intel GMA 950 graphic chipset


    1. Make sure you have slapt-get and gslapt installed. This will help out with the install a ton. Use the repositories listed in the thread those are the ones I used.
    If you dont please refer here forums.remote-exploit.org/showthread.php?p=112655

    2. Open Gslapt and update the package cache.

    3. Search for "compiz"

    4. Right click and select "install" for all of these packages.
    libwnck version 2.18.3-i486-1
    fusion-icon 20080312-noarch-1as
    libcompizconfig 0.7.4-i486-las
    emerald 0.7.4-i486-las
    compizconfig-python 0.7.4-i486-las
    compizconfig-backend-kconfig 0.7.4-i486-las
    compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported 0.7.4-i486-las
    compiz-fusion-plugins-main 0.7.4-i486-las
    compiz-fusion-plugins-extra 0.7.4-i486-las
    compiz-bcop 0.7.4-i486-las
    compiz 0.7.4-i486-1sl
    ccsm 0.7.4-noarch-las

    If there are any needed dependencies install them, I don't think it needed any on my system but ymmv.

    4. I then went to wiki.compiz-fusion.org/Hardware . Depending on your card you might need to edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf follow the instructions closely. I had to add new sections to my xorg.conf

    5. I restarted xserver and then opened compiz fusion icon
    KDE > System > Compiz Fusion Icon

    At this point the icon should be in the system tray. Right click then "set window decorator as Emerald" Then you can open up the settings manager and have fun with all the new options. I am still not able to get all of the plugins to work, but almost all of them do. I am not sure if it is my graphics card or what. If anyone has any advice or questions feel free to post and ill try to help out

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    Post Activating Compiz after BT3f Install

    I thought I would add this information to your tutorial if you dont mind

    After I installed BackTrack3f onto my USB (with changes), I noticed that Compiz was installed, it even had the Compiz icon on the tray. What was confusing me was the fact that Compiz worked a treat using BT3f Live DVD (The same files and settings on which I used to install onto my USB).

    So...I edited my xorg.conf file.
    I am using a Dell Latitude D520, it's graphics card is an "Intel GMA 950 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 3.0" - 128MB. So if you have the same Intel chipset and have installed BT3f onto your USB and can not figure out why it seems to be installed and you can not use it.....then here is my xorg.conf for you to copy:

    Code:
    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "X.org Configured"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Files"
    RgbPath      "/usr/share/X11/rgb"
    ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/TTF"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/OTF"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
    Load "bitmap"
    Load "ddc"
    Load "dbe"
    Load "dri"
    Load "extmod"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "glx"
    Load "int10"
    Load "type1"
    Load "vbe"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Keyboard0"
    Driver      "kbd"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Mouse0"
    Driver      "mouse"
    Option      "Protocol" "auto"
    Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier   "Monitor0"
    VendorName   "SEC"
    ModelName    "4758"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Card0"
    Driver      "intel"
    VendorName  "Intel Corporation"
    BoardName   "Mobile 945GM/GMS/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller"
    BusID       "PCI:0:2:0"
    Option  "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" "true"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device     "Card0"
    Monitor    "Monitor0"
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport   0 0
    Depth     1
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport   0 0
    Depth     4
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport   0 0
    Depth     8
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport   0 0
    Depth     15
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport   0 0
    Depth     16
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport   0 0
    Depth     24
    EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "DRI"
    Mode    0666
    EndSection
    
    Section "Extensions"
    Option "Composite" "true"
    EndSection
    The xorg.conf can be found in /etc/X11/, just:
    Code:
     nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    I hope this helps someone. Not meaning to hijack your thread mate, just thought it would make perfect sense to put this information in this thread. You know? Keep the forum tidy and all that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti-NewWorldOrder View Post
    I hope this helps someone. Not meaning to hijack your thread mate, just thought it would make perfect sense to put this information in this thread. You know? Keep the forum tidy and all that
    It's completely fine. Thanks for the tips! I was acutally suprised that the compiz site explained how to edit you configs for different video cards. It was a life saver!

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