HOWTO: Install Compiz-fusion from git

Compiz Fusion is going places since its existance. Offlate it has become awesome.

Here is a tutorial to compile the latest compiz from git.

First, see here if it is safe to run compiz-git.

Getting Git

sudo apt-get install git git-core

Getting Compiz-git


tar xzf compiz-git.tar.gz

chmod -R 777 compiz-git

You should now have a directory called compiz-git in your home-directory

Install compiz from git

cd compiz-git

./compiz-git install

Update compiz from git

cd compiz-git

./compiz-git update

Running compiz-fusion

OR Run Compiz Fusion Icon (in your menu)

Uninstall compiz from git (which you would never do :))

cd compiz-git

./compiz-git uninstall

cd ..

rm -r compiz-git

New feature

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Cube Deformation

What do you get after doing all these ??



and lots more. Will update soon.

Enjoy Compiz. Special thanks to Martijn Bastiaan.


24 thoughts on “HOWTO: Install Compiz-fusion from git

  1. I just done as you had written, but I don’t have ANY new plugins from standard ubuntu 8.04 😦
    there were no error whatsoever

  2. ok, my fault. it didn’t reset shell just turn on compiz / turn off (several times) but after reset it works 😀

  3. hi there,

    great How To, and i’d followed each step, but it seems that i’m missing cube reflection and deformation plugin. just wondering if anyone else have experienced the same problem?

  4. @ Aditya Kavoor

    I did restart after installation, and i did run ccsm after startup, and still i see no option for cube reflection and deformation. i’ve must of installed it incorrectly.. 😦

  5. @ Aditya Kavoor

    Nevermind, got it to working now, i’ve must of made a mistake somewhere when installing CF, but now i got it working…again thanks for a great How To 😀

  6. Unfortunaly I get: “bash: ./compiz-git: Permission denied” when I do ./compiz-git install…
    Any idea what that can be? Am running Ubuntu 8.04.1 64bit.

  7. hey i fallow the direction the way you but i did not see freely transformation window ccsm any idea why i am om ubuntu 8.10 interpid file:///home/dhanwant/Desktop/Screenshot.png
    help if u can
    thank you

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