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Compiz in Mate install?

Started by jeffneedle, December 10, 2014, 11:00:53 PM

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jeffneedle

I can't find compiz in the repositories for the Mate install.  Why isn't this here?  I'd love to have this working.  Can someone help?  Thanks.

pavroo

You can't find it, sorry.
It's Debian not Ubuntu or Mint.
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jeffneedle

Oh dear, too bad.

I've successfully disabled the irritating default panel and now have Conky installed.  But in order for Conky to behave correctly, you must have a feature installed (darn it, I can't recall what that feature is) that's part of compiz.  Sheesh.  If I think of it, I'll repost here.

Thanks.

jeffneedle

Brain cramp over.  "Compositing" is necessary.

Does cairo-dock require compositing?  I may have to go in that direction.

GeneC

QuoteGoto->

Menu>Control Center>Desktop Settings//Windows//"tick" Use Compositing

#now Your computer has compositing.
GeneC

way12go

#5
Here is why you don't have Compiz

http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?p=436909

You can try installing it from sid, or backport it either one should be reasonably simple.

Howto get newer package versions for Debian Stable -

https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/blog/craigevil-176422/howto-get-newer-package-versions-for-debian-stable-34611/

To install it from sid try doing:

    echo 'APT::Default-Release "testing";' >> /etc/apt/apt.conf, edit sources.list, copy your non-security testing lines and change one set to sid, then apt-get update.  Use apt-get -t sid install foo; to install foo from sid rather than testing as usual.  WARNING to SYNAPTIC users: Synaptic ignores Default-Release: set Preferences->Distribution

Added this new line to /etc/apt/sources.list
## SID: to get compiz
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ sid main non-free contrib


    sudo su
    echo 'APT::Default-Release "testing";' >> /etc/apt/apt.conf
    apt-get update
    apt-get install compiz


    apt-get -t sid install compiz
Success gives birth to success? Failure gives birth to failure? - Sagar Gorijala.

pavroo

#6
You can't install it from Sid.
Compiz for all architectures is in Squeeze repo only.
There are some compiz packages in Sid repo for m68k machines only.

Edit:
Why compiz packages are in US Sid repos?
Have they not synchronized with rest of Debian repos?
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pavroo

It looks like the packages are old.
Have been put there in 2010.
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GeneC

Quote from: pavroo on December 11, 2014, 03:18:37 PM
You can't install it from Sid.
Compiz for all architectures is in Squeeze repo only.
There are some compiz packages in Sid repo for m68k machines only.

Edit:
Why compiz packages are in US Sid repos?
Have they not synchronized with rest of Debian repos?

Hi Pavroo
No compiz in my US Debian repo.. (I track SID).  They are in debports only...(and stable)
https://packages.debian.org/search?suite=all&section=all&arch=any&searchon=names&keywords=compiz
GeneC

GeneC

If you want fancy composting in XFCE installing Kwin may be an option...

Tutorial (Solydxk - Debian Testing)
Kwin in xfce: the return of the eyecandy

http://forums.solydxk.com/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=2168
GeneC

pavroo

Hi GeneC
You right, it's not Sid. 2010 says that it must be Squeeze.
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pavroo

I tried to install compiz but the packages are too old.
I even used Knoppix packages but they are for Wheezy.
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jeffneedle

The Control Center method worked perfectly.  Thanks to all!

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