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    Cool Compiz Fusion & Emerald on BT 4 beta Tutorial

    First install the linux display driver for your card e.g. radion/nvidia.in my case I am using Nvidia 9200 M GS Chipset.check the supported chipset models.


    Please refer to this page for Nvidia chipset & to know which driver is for your chipset
    http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

    In my case of Nvidia 9 Series Mobile chipset I am using

    wget http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/180.22/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-180.22-pkg1.run

    for installing it,its neccessary that you logout from KDE X
    root@ThUnDeRbOLt:~#install NVIDIA-Linux-x86-180.22-pkg1.run nvidia
    root@ThUnDeRbOLt:~#./nvidia

    it will autoconfigure options according to kernel.if all went well you will see success message else note the error messages as it may be because of installing wrong drivers for chipset or mismatch in kernel version.

    next

    root@ThUnDeRbOLt:~#apt-get install compiz compiz-fusion-plugins-extra compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported simple-ccsm fusion-icon

    For Emerald windows decorator download:
    root@ThUnDeRbOLt:~#wget http://fr.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...untu2_i386.deb
    root@ThUnDeRbOLt:~#wget http://fr.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...untu2_i386.deb
    root@ThUnDeRbOLt:~#dpkg -i libemeraldengine0_0.7.2-0ubuntu2_i386.deb
    root@ThUnDeRbOLt:~#dpkg -i emerald_0.7.2-0ubuntu2_i386.deb

    Upgrade the Emerald themes using
    root@ThUnDeRbOLt:~#svn ls https://svn.generation.no/emerald-themes
    This will download and install the security key needed later to install these themes. When it asks, accept the certificate permanently.

    More themes can be found here.Download and import in emerald theme manager

    Invoke the compiz-fusion icon through backtrack menu->system->compiz fusion
    right click on compiz fusion icon and choose reload window manager

    some of effects you would like to play with
    Cube
    For cube its neccessary to have minimum 4 desktop.so first we set it
    go to backtrack menu->system->settings->desktop->multiple desktops
    set here 4 desktop at least
    now right click on the compiz fusion icon and choose setting manager
    choose genral options
    select desktop size tab
    move slider Horizontal Virtual Size to 4(Number for desktop you want to see)
    press back to go back
    now from effect choose desktop cube & Rotate cube
    configure zoom setting in rotate cube->genral tab set zoom to 0.1827(play with this setting)
    now when you can use this effect by holding ctrl+alt & left mouse button or by simply pressing middle mouse button in the center of desktop.

    Wobbly windows
    click on this and enable it and goto genral tab & set friction to 2.1926(play with this setting)

    enable 3D Windows
    enable Animations

    If you want cube reflection & deformation then select it as it will present cube in deform one.

    cube atlantis will fill fishes etc in the depth of cube.the topmost part.see them playing.
    goto cube atlantis water/ground tab & clear the checkbox render water wireframe
    Transparency

    Transparency
    goto desktop cube->transparent cube tab and adjust the "opacity during rotation" slider to 85.0000(set according to your wish)
    select skydome & cube caps(upper cube caps)for desktop
    goto desktop cube->appearance tab select image file
    goto desktop cube->appearance tab checkbox select skydome option & choose image
    now you have seen a lot of tweaks.have a beautiful Back|Track 4 ahead.some of shots from my B|T4 laptop.

    Water effect on backtrack 4 beta



    Fire effect on Back|Track 4 Beta



    Some Color Fires effect on BT4



    Blur effect on BT4 Beta



    Cube Relection & deformation effect in BackTrack 4 Beta



    Rotating 3D Cube in Back|Track 4 Beta



    3D Cube with Transparent cube atlantis(fishes inside cube)



    Expo Effect of multiple desktops in BT 4



    cube effect after setting cube caps & skydome

    For Enabling emerald theme manager
    Right click on fusion icon
    select window decorator as emerald
    select window manager as compiz
    choose the themes from Emerald Theme Manager
    you should have pretty desktop now in front of you.


    6 desktop in rotating cube along with Emerald theme

    That is all tweaks.if you find any errors or suggestions.please do let me know.

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    nice tut hope i can get it to work with my intel card
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    nice tut hope i can get it to work with my intel card
    yes its working for my intel card


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    Great work secure_it,

    Has anybody gotten Compiz Fusion to play nice with VMWare workstation?

    Quote Originally Posted by secure_it View Post
    First install the linux display driver for your card e.g. radion/nvidia.in my case I am using Nvidia 9200 M GS Chipset.check the supported chipset models.

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    Thanks to all for kind support.I will test it on vmware and will update this post.

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    is anyone having a problem getting emerald to run? after installing it and trying to run, or replace it as the default window decorator it says not currently installed...here is my output:
    Code:
    root@bt:~# emerald
    The program 'emerald' is currently not installed.  You can install it by typing:
    apt-get install emerald
    bash: emerald: command not found
    root@bt:~# apt-get install emerald
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    emerald is already the newest version.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    root@bt:~# emerald --replace
    The program 'emerald' is currently not installed.  You can install it by typing:
    apt-get install emerald
    bash: emerald: command not found
    root@bt:~#

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    Default having the same request

    intel X1300 on vmware,
    as far as i understood it should work with the latest version of vmware with Xgl. The problem is that i didnt manage to install it on BT4

    Some has an idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zero_divide View Post
    is anyone having a problem getting emerald to run? after installing it and trying to run, or replace it as the default window decorator it says not currently installed...here is my output:
    Code:
    root@bt:~# emerald
    The program 'emerald' is currently not installed.  You can install it by typing:
    apt-get install emerald
    bash: emerald: command not found
    root@bt:~# apt-get install emerald
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    emerald is already the newest version.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    root@bt:~# emerald --replace
    The program 'emerald' is currently not installed.  You can install it by typing:
    apt-get install emerald
    bash: emerald: command not found
    root@bt:~#

    Same. :\

    I'm about to shoot myself

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    Emerald theme manager problem fixed.

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    Thanks for this nice Tut. Go compiz now running on my eee

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