Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200) - Page 2

4 Configuring Compiz Fusion

Go to System > Preferences > Appearance...

... and select Custom on the Visual Effects tab. To configure Compiz Fusion, you can now either click on the Preferences button...

... or you go to System > Preferences > CompizConfig Settings Manager:

Both will bring up the CompizConfig Settings Manager. You can now configure Compiz Fusion to your likings:


5 Keyboard Shortcuts

Here's a list of the most common Compiz Fusion keyboard shortcuts. If they work for you depends on what effects you enabled in the CompizConfig Settings Manager.

SUPER+SHIFT+C = clear fire
CTRL+ALT+LEFT ARROW = rotate cube
CTRL+ALT+DOWN ARROW = flat desktop
SHIFT+ALT+UP = initiate window picker
CTRL+ALT+DOWN = unfold cube
ALT+TAB = window switch
SUPER+TAB = flip switcher or ring switcher, depending on which is enabled.
ALT+F7 = initiate 'move windows'
SHIFT+F9 = water effect
SHIFT+F10 = slow animations
CTRL+ALT+D = show desktop

For Grouping and Tabbing:
SUPER+S = select single window
SUPER+T = tab group
SUPER+Left = change left tab
SUPER+Right = change right tab
SUPER+G = group windows
SUPER+U = ungroup windows
SUPER+R = remove group window
SUPER+C = close group
SUPER+X = ignore group
Hold the SUPER button then select the windows you want to group and then hit SUPER+G.

The SUPER key is the Windows key on most keyboards.


6 Some Screenshots

Here are some screenshots of Compiz Fusion in action:


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By: Anonymous

I find by default the nVidia graphics tear horribly with Compiz-Fusion.  To fix this I add:

     Triplebuffer          "True"

in the device section of my xorg.conf file.   Then I restart X (Ctrl+Alt+Backspace), and then set the Display Settings tab in the General Settings of CCSM to Detect Refresh Rate = off, Refresh Rate = 120 (my LCD is actually on 60 Hz, but doubling it helps with smoothness), Sync to Vblank = on.  This will give smooth effects with no screen tearing.

In the newer nVidia drivers it is also possible to add:

     UseCompositeWrapper          "True"

to the xorg.conf file.  I'm not sure what it does, but it's supposed to make things "better", or at least according to nVidia.

I also find that if I change any settings in the nVidia settings program (such as FSAA), and then reload the window manager to make the adjustments take hold, moving windows becomes really chopping and gross.  Strangley, rotating the cube/cylinder still remains smooth.  Go figure...  (In other words, I never touch the nVidia settings program.)

By: hanzo

frowning too early. It worked for a couple of minutes, then ist started to lag again...

By: hanzo

Thanks a lot mr.anonymous!

The triple buffer thing did not much, nor did setting the refresh to the double. But the  "UseCompositeWrapper" option did the trick apparently.

It should be noted here that the corect syntax for the options is the following:

Option "Triplebuffer"          "True"
Option "UseCompositeWrapper"         "True"

otherwise you'll get a fat error and nothing will work anymore!

Some people have reported that also enabling "indirect rendering" or "loose binding" might help. It did not help in my case, and other people have reported it to do more damage than good. But still worth a try I guess.

By: Guilherme

Muito Obrigado!

Minha placa de video é Nvidia Gforce 5200 FX de 128mb

Funcionou corretamente, graças ao tutorial!

Valeu mesmo...