Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 23rd Mar 2005 23:18 UTC, submitted by adel
X11, Window Managers Seth Nickell posted some screenshots and videos showing the experimental Luminocity window manager & Cairo which enable a XOrg-based desktop to get accelerated GL eye candy graphics. update: more here.
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Quick primer on xcompmgr
by Eugenia on Thu 24th Mar 2005 03:07 UTC

1. Make sure you have Xorg 6.8.2 or 6.8.3.

2. Download this January snapshot of xcompmgr (otherwise you will need to check out the latest code using the ARCH revision control which is not very commonly installed on some distros):
./configure; make; make install-strip

3. At the bottom of your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file add:

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Enable"
Option "RENDER" "Enable"

Add this line to Section "Device" if you have an nvidia card:
Option "RenderAccel" "true"

In the Section "Module" make sure GLcore, dri, glx and xrender are loaded.

4. Make sure your Xorg supports your graphics card in an accelerated 3D mode. Select "DefaultDepth 24" on your xorg.conf file under the Section "Screen".

5. Create a hidden empty file on your home folder called .xcompmgrrc

6. startx

7. Open a terminal and type:
xcompmgr -cCfF -r7 -o.65 -l-10 -t-8 -D7

8. Profit.