Enabling Compiz Fusion in Fedora

Fedora does not come shipped with compiz settings.Hence, for the aesthetic lovers (esp the ones migrating from Ubuntu environment), follow the following steps and enjoy the effects :

  1. First, log in as root in terminal.install compiz fusion as follows:
    yum install compiz compiz-gnome compiz-bcop compiz-fusion compiz-fusion
    compiz-fusion-extras compiz-fusion-extras-gnome compiz compizconfig-python
    libcompizconfig libcompizconfig-devel gnome-compiz-manager
  2. That will install compiz fusion, and all of the extras that go with it. Next, we need to get some files. First, we will get CCSM from Koji, the server for Fedora Development. Then we’ll install the backends so that they work. Run the following: rpm -Uvh http://koji.fedoraproject.org/packages/ccsm/0.6.0/3.fc8/noarch/ ccsm-0.6.0-3.fc8.noarch.rpm
  3. FOR GNOME; to install the backends, type the following:rpm -Uvh http://koji.fedoraproject.org/packages/compizconfig-backend-gconf/ 0.6.0/2.fc8/i386/compizconfig-backend-gconf-0.6.0-2.fc8.i386.rpm
  4. FOR KDE; to install the backends, type the following:

rpm -Uvh http://koji.fedoraproject.org/packages/compizconfig-backend-kconfig/ 0.6.0/1.fc8/i386/compizconfig-backend-kconfig-0.6.0-1.fc8.i386.rpm

And trallah!!!! your done.. go to System -> Appearances -> Look & Feel -> Compiz settings manager and customize the desktop with the best of your abilities!

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