How to:Compiz Fusion on Ubuntu 7.04.

download.png Here is a guide for all those peeps who are willing to install Compiz Fuison on Ubuntu. This Guide is based on the latest ver. of Compiz Fusion based on Amarnath Repo./Trevino Repo. Both these Repo. Contains the latest ver. of Compiz Fusion which stable then previous ver. and has all the plugins that you need 🙂

Note : To install this ver. you must un-install previous ver. of 3d Desktop manager Like Compiz,Beryl or Compiz Fusion[early ver.]

To remove Beryl Type this

sudo apt-get remove beryl

To remove previous ver. of Compiz Fusion type this

sudo apt-get –purge remove compiz* libcompizconfig*

First add Amaranth’s repository: To add repo. Just Open the terminal and type this:-

gkudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

A editor/notepad will open and add this line in the end of it :-

deb feisty main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src feisty main restricted universe multiverse

Now Since you have successfully added Repo. Save it and close it 🙂

Now come back to Terminal and type this : –

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade && sudo apt-get install compiz compizconfig-settings-manager

Now you have successfully installed compiz fusion. Some of the people will be thinking of having a comiz fusion icon in Task bar /Panel. for ease of use ;)So download the .deb file and simple install it by double clicking it:)

Now you have added icon and installed Compiz Fusion .

Time to rock .. To Open Compiz Fusion Click on Main Menu -> System Tools -> Compiz Icon or press ALT + F2

Type the following if you want :–

  • Compiz Fusion with Panel Icon


  • Compiz Fusion without panel icon

compiz –replace

To Know the shortcuts of Compiz Fusion open the Compiz Fusion Manager simple by right clicking on Compiz Fusion Panel Icon and seleting “Settings Manager“.. Enable , Disable the things you want and happy Tuxing 😉

Some quick tricks:

  • Hold CTRL + ALT keys and with the left mouse button rotate the cube
  • Super + E activates the Expo plugin
  • Hold Super + Shift and with your mouse paint fire on your desktop
  • Super + Shift + C will erase the fire paint
  • Super + Tab activates the Ring Switcher plugin

Here is My Compiz Fusion Desktop Screenshots 🙂

Trevino Repo.

1’st do this in Terminal


sudo gedit /etc/apt/source.list

Add these lines at the end

deb feisty eyecandy
deb-src feisty eyecandy

Save the editor and type this in Terminal Make sure you had save those lines in the editor

sudo wget -O- | sudo apt-key add –

Then to make yourself safe run an update for the system

sudo apt-get update

Now make sure you have removed Compiz Fusion earlier ver. To do this

sudo apt-get remove compiz-core desktop-effects

and search Synaptic Manager for remaining and remove it.After you are done and confirmed that you have nothing installed of previous Cf then do this in Terminal

sudo apt-get install compiz # compiz-gnome AND/OR compiz-kde
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager # compizconfig-backends-* ?!
sudo apt-get install compiz-fusion-*

Here are the screenshot of CF using the following repo


6 Responses to “How to:Compiz Fusion on Ubuntu 7.04.”

  1. Joe Says:

    THANX! Ive been trying to figure this out for a while.

  2. Ramesh Says:

    WOW. Thanks for your efforts and great information provided.

  3. Sahil Says:

    Thanks a lot for such an informative tutorial 😉

  4. Sahil Says:

    Thanks a lot for such an informative tutorial 😉

  5. rich Says:

    problem uninstalling the compiz that comes with ubuntu.

    I try:
    sudo apt-get –purge remove compiz* libcompizconfig*

    and many many things are selected (such as c++-compiler, lisp-compiler, etc).

    I try to remove all compiz packages using synaptic and it wants to remove ubuntu-desktop as well.

    Any way around this?


  6. Sunil Says:

    @Rich-Just uninstall Compiz by replacing ‘beryl’ with ‘compiz’ in the method described to remove beryl. I assume that you don’t have earlier version of Compiz Fusion installed(just like me) 😀

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