Install Experimental Compiz Plugins On Ubuntu 10.10 “Maverick Meerkat”

Here is a guide to install some new experimental compiz plugins. I found the manual on webupd8 and installed them to see how they look.. they look great! These plugins run the best when using compiz version o.8.6 but i still have the 0.8.2 version on my system and they all seem to work fine but remember they are experimental so use them at your own risk!


To download the needed files and to install the plugins open a Terminal window (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal) and copy+paste the following lines:
sudo apt-get install compiz-fusion-bcop compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-dev build-essential libtool libglu1-mesa-dev libxss-dev libcairo2-dev git-core

cd && git clone git://anongit.compiz.org/users/soreau/scripts compizexperimental

cd compizexperimental/

chmod +x compiz-addons

There are two ways of installing the plugins you can install them all in one time or one by one. To install them all in one time copy+paste the following lines:

./compiz-addons install all

To install them one by one:

./compiz-addons

When using this option you will be asked what to do about each plugin. Here, enter “i” and then press the ENTER key for each plugin you want to install.
When the installtion is finished you need to restart Compiz. To do this press ALT+F2 and type: compiz –replace
To uninstall the plugins copy+paste the following lines:

cd ~/compizexperimental
./compiz-addons uninstall all

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