How To Install Compiz On UBUNTU 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex)

Posted: December 27, 2008 in ATI, beryl, compiz, INTEL, Linux, NVIDIA, Open Source, OpenSource, Uncategorized
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Ok here’s a Quick Guide on How to Install and get Compiz Up and Running On Your New Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex Machine!

STEP 1 (Graphics Cards) – Installing Graphics Card Drivers, Activating Them…

Ok First off we need to get your Graphics cards up and Running! Install Graphics Card drivers in Linux and Activate them! It’s really not that hard now with the New ubuntu release

1. Goto Add/Remove Applications from yours Applications Menu

2. Searching :

2.1 If You have an ATI Card Search for “ATI graphics”

Tick The Packages

  • ATI Binary Driver
  • ATI Catalyst Control Center

Click Apply Changes!

2.1 If You Have an Nvidia Card Search For “Nvidia”

Tick the Packages

  • Hardware drivers
  • Nvidia X Server Settings
  • Nvidia binary driver (version 177 driver)
  • NTv Tv Out

Click Apply Changes!

This step should install your Graphics Drivers Without any problems….

3. Autharizing Drivers

After You install the drivers you have to enable them for them to be used by Ubuntu.. This can be done very Easily!

Goto System>Administration>Hardware Drivers

From There, If Your Using an Nvidia Card Select the “Nvidia Accelerated Graphics Driver (Version 177) and click Activate

If your Using an ATI card, Select the ATi Driver and Click Activate!

STEP 2 Installing Compiz!- Downloading and installing compiz,

1. Goto Applications> Add/Remove Applications

2. Search For “Compiz”

3. Tick

  • Advanced Desktop Effects Settings (ccsm)
  • Compiz Fusion Icon
  • Screenlets (Optional)

4. Click Apply Changes!

Side Note : You Can Make Compiz Start Automatically With Ubuntu on Start up Through the Compiz Fusion Icon Program…..

  1. zul says:

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  2. Logitec says:

    Great help… thank you very much.

  3. Rafay says:

    nice work man..
    made it look it so easy.. thanks
    highly recommend

    • sarithp2 says:

      Ah thankx πŸ™‚
      it’s no prob πŸ™‚

      If you have any recommendations for future tutorials?? i’d really appreciate it πŸ™‚

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