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  1. #1
    swampdude NNTP User

    Default New to opensuse


    Ok so im a noob at linux and the only distro i ever used was ubuntu(poor
    me i know). Im going to use kde instead of gnome because i think kde is
    the better choice.

    Now to the point, i was wondering if to get compiz working, and for
    themes and stuff i have to go to a package manager like synaptic and
    install compiz and emerald through there?

    If you could help me how to get compiz and thing working and maybe some
    more cool applications working/installed in opensuse i would be greatful


    Thanks,

    swampdude


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    Argedion NNTP User

    Default Re: New to opensuse


    you will go through yast.


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    mhh91 NNTP User

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    correct me if i'm wrong,you're saying that if you want to install compiz
    and emerald,then you'll have to go to a package manager,is that right?


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    merovian NNTP User

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    From a default 11.1 install, KDE 4.1.3 (and KDE4.2 is your choose to
    upgrade) has compiz-based effects, including desktop cube,
    transparencies, wobbly windows (I'm a sucker for those) so long as your
    graphics card is recognized as having compositing abilities.

    As for emerald, you can install that from YaST2 (your SUSE synaptic
    equivalent [I like it much better but that's just me]).

    You can see your compositing effects from Applications > Configure
    Desktop > Desktop, under Desktop Effects > All effects.


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    swampdude NNTP User

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    Would i also install emerald or is there something different for KDE?


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    merovian NNTP User

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    You certainly have the option to install emerald, but it is not a
    requirement (I am simply using kwin -- the standard for KDE) -- so the
    short answer is: to get compositing effects you just have to log into
    KDE and set them up how you like them.

    There are additional compiz plugins packages in the repositories and
    you can install emerald too if you so desire, but they aren't necessary
    as many plugins are simply ready to go "out of the box."


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    nzlbob23 NNTP User

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    Go here 'Compiz Fusion - openSUSE'
    (http://en.opensuse.org/Compiz_Fusion) and do 1-click


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