Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Update to the latest Compiz Fusion On Ubuntu Hardy

You will need to add a new repository that contains recent Compiz packages. Open System->Administration->Software Sources. Select the Third-Party Software tab and click Add. Paste in the line below and click Add Source.

deb hardy main

Close Software Sources and when prompted, choose to reload the repositories.

A number of software updates related to Compiz should become available now; install them using Update Manager. Log out and back in to Ubuntu or restart Compiz manually. You should now be up-to-date.

A nice new window shifter is available for the new Compiz called StackSwitch, just install it from the repo and disable the normal Shift Switcher. It would be nice if the author will add selecting the windows by the mouse much like Expo or some other window plugins.

1 comment:

Fadaken said...

i know this is one of your older posts but i wanted to say thanks, I'm a new ubuntu user and i'm having a difficult time getting the latests and greatest packages, only because i don't know how to get more of them dirrectly from the source, took me a week to get the latest version of wine, witch you can't get via the packet manager unless you specify,