Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd May 2006 17:56 UTC, submitted by SilentBob4
SuSE, openSUSE Mad Penguin has published a review of SUSE 10.1, including info on multimedia, XGL/Compiz, and a flash movie of the installation. They conclude: "The desktop itself is one to be reckoned with. I was able to be instantly productive with this release of SUSE. I didn't need to "fiddle" with anything outside of getting multimedia support back in place, but that's another argument for another day isn't it? The bottom line is that I was able to install the OS and apps, sit down, and go right to work."
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XGL + KDE?
by manjabes on Mon 22nd May 2006 19:06 UTC
manjabes
Member since:
2005-08-27

This thing occurred to me: every screenshot of a fancy Xgl-drawn desktop or instructions to use Xgl concentrate on the Gnome DE. As I am more of a KDE person, I'd like to know if the fancy windows (wobbling and stuff) are only available on Gnome or can I expect reasonably good results trying to use KDE with Xgl?

PS.Xgl/Compiz has quite blown apart my nice newbie understanding of how desktops and windowing work on Linux (KWin on top of KDE on top of X.Org) so if I have misunderstood something or have falsely expressed myself then all corrections are appreciated. ;)

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RE: XGL + KDE?
by dr_gonzo on Mon 22nd May 2006 19:11 in reply to "XGL + KDE?"
dr_gonzo Member since:
2005-07-06

There's a compiz-kde package on (K)Ubuntu that you can install. I'm sure there are similar packages for any XGL distros

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RE: XGL + KDE?
by kernelpanicked on Mon 22nd May 2006 19:58 in reply to "XGL + KDE?"
kernelpanicked Member since:
2006-02-01

I'm running Suse 10.1 with Xgl and KDE right now. Works fine using these instructions http://en.opensuse.org/Using_Xgl_on_SUSE_Linux.

Just replace the compiz startup command with

compiz --replace wobbly fade minimize cube rotate zoom scale move resize place switcher water &

Using the decoration module under KDE will actually remove any and all window title bars.

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RE: XGL + KDE?
by Flatline on Mon 22nd May 2006 20:14 in reply to "XGL + KDE?"
Flatline Member since:
2006-03-06

I set that up as well...it seems to make the taskbar not function properly "out of the box" and I didn't feel like taking the time to figure out how to fix it. Maybe that should be a project for a rainy day soon...

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RE: XGL + KDE?
by jaykayess on Tue 23rd May 2006 14:09 in reply to "XGL + KDE?"
jaykayess Member since:
2005-09-28

Using compiz under KDE is just a temporary solution; the KDE devs have promised something similar to be built into KDE4 natively.

In particular I have heard that the KDE systray can make kde-compiz freeze up, so try removing it from the panel when you play around.

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