Friday, November 21, 2008

Compiz-Fusion now working perfectly in Zenwalk 5.2 on Dell

I'm not sure what others guides are available for installing Compiz-Fusion in Zenwalk 5.2 ( but this is what worked for me.
Note that any attempts I made to run Compiz-Fusion with the upgraded ZW (kernel ended in disaster with lots of things missing from the Desktop and windows (including terminal) becoming unwritable.
To get it working in ZW 5.2 here are the steps I took:

1. Build and install the latest nVidia legacy driver with Note that its predecessor (96.43.07) requires a patch to work with the kernel but not with the kernel.
2. Download the compiz package from here.
3. Run these commands in a terminal

$ tar -jxvf compiz.tar.bz2
$ cd compiz-0.7.8./
$ su
# ./build
# ./install

4. Download compizconfig-python-0.7.8-i486-1as.tgz from here then run these commands
$ su
# mv compizconfig-python-0.7.8-i486-1as.tgz /
$ cd /
$ tar -zxvf compizconfig-python-0.7.8-i486-1as.tgz

5. Run this in a terminal
nvidia-xconfig --add-argb-glx-visuals

6. Settings>>Applications Autostart : add fusion-icon as a startup item.
7. Reboot

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