Compiz Fusion for Ubuntu






UBUNTU intrepid ibex


What happen to beryl effect?,   you have to know one thing that beryl effect had some bugs which is not recoverable. So beryl project team  have recommended  for this new application which is now far better then beryl effect, that is Compiz Fusion.

Here is a sample video of Compiz fusion visual effect on Ubuntu,

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Many of them would have heard of it, anywayz, let me come to the point, with the no. of replies in the previous post (ubuntu berly effect). I can understand that many people are really interested in beryl effect, but sad to say beryl has been closed, but as said earlier “if one door is closed, another door will open“.

Recently i have installed  “Ubuntu 8.10 intrepid ibex” and what to say about it, an overall customizable, powerful OS, i will explain about ubuntu 8.10 in a different post. As there are lots of features, there will a separate session on it, for now we will deal with this Compiz fusion.

What is Compiz Fusion ?

Compiz Fusion is the result of a merge between the well-known Beryl composite window manager and Compiz Extras, a community set of improvements to the Compiz composite window manager. Compiz Fusion aims to provide an easy and fun-to-use windowed environment, allowing use of the graphics hardware to render each individual window and the entire screen, to provide some impressive effects, speed and usefulness

Now we have this compiz fusion once and for all  and i will give a brief guidance of installation and usage of this package, 

Now where to start,

 type this command in terminal mode,

sudo apt-get intall compiz compizconfig-settings-manager ” 

After you installing the compizconfig-settings-manager, Go to System->Preferences->CompizConfig Settings Manager,  you will get this..


You can customize it till you get tired, but still you will Njoy it alot. Compiz Fusion has proved itself  a worthful tool.

As much as possible, plz try to use  Synaptic Package Manager for installing all the software which is really safe, easy and reliable as it installs only the compatible appz.

Synaptic Package Manager:


Here is the  information about plugin packages. You can also learn about the MainExtra, and Unsupported sets plugins on their respective pages. Got this plugins with the guidance of (  Now lets see the plugins,





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Window Management:

And lots more, this compiz fusion is totally customizable like ubuntu itself. You can use  Mac like dock effect, gadgets, widgets layer,  benchmark,  Fake ARGB, Snoweffect , mutiple desktops and  alot more. Normally most of the plugins from this list will be there  when we install the compiz fusion,  so not to worry. All the basics stuffs are over, from now onwards its in your hand, how you alter and change your desktop visual effects..

I hope you all will enjoy these features of Compiz Fusion. If any doubt occurs during the process, plz be free to share…


”  Love will be felt, only when you share… 


The Matrix Runs on Windows, HOW ???

The matrix has begins,  OOPS!


Its just a humor, but truth.

People who are using windows xp for long time can really understand what is meant here.  You can totally relate to this video, if you have seen Matrix


Windows Vista Copies Mac OS X…..

 oh oh, what to say Apple is proving something worth yet. There is something here to realize, did WINDOWS VISTA copia from MAC OS X. May be yes and here is the proof. But what i want say is its always a business going around, like adapting the technology. I just dont know why Apple gone too wild flaming on Microsoft, may be the copy of MAC OS had brought loss to them and profit to Microsoft….

Ubuntu Beryl Matrix 3D Desktop (Updated) 2009

Lets make it a more detailed information desk………Beryl effects on Linux Ubuntu Edgy Eft. So here is linux but not like normal old version . This is Ubuntu Beryl version of linux, i really started thinking who did this OS and have to check that man. Lets stop dreaming of better GUI OS and have the best one which is already there, ofcourse LINUX………….:).

As many ppl here asked about how is Beryl effect proposed,

here is the forum of the site where the beryl-project actually started –

And here is the comment about what is Beryl,

Beryl 0.2.0 Release:

Author-nesl247, Beryl 0.2.0 is a complete overhaul of Beryl. The last stable release 0.1, featured a very fun, and eye-candy based compositing window manager. However, since it’s release, many parts of beryl have been rewritten, replaced, or simply dropped. The Beryl team has put in numerous hours to bring you this release. It’s filled with fun, eye-candy, better user support, new features, and most of all, stability. While Beryl has had numerous developer releases, known by their 0.1.X versions, 0.2.0 has been throughly tested by many more users.

As Beryl has become more well known, our userbase has expanded exponentially. Because of this, we’ve had more bug reports than ever. So thank you to all of you who have helped us on this path. And thank you to all of those who have made Beryl possible.

During the last year, Beryl has gone through a number of incidents. Users have argued about Beryl and Compiz for a long time now. With this release, Beryl has taken a giant step apart from Compiz. While some things are similar, which is inevitable in a fork, many things are not. We at Beryl believe that starting with the 0.3 development phase, many more things will be come clearer in regards to Beryl. We are setting our focus on organization, improving user relations, making the software more bug free, and overall more fun for you!

So without further ado, I give you Beryl 0.2.0!

* New Plugins
– Thumbnail: Thumbnails on the taskbar (window list) which show a mini view of the actual window
– Snap: Allows windows to “snap” to each other, or provide edge resistance
– Opacify: Makes windows behind the active window transparent
– Group: Allows windows to be group, to easily switch between a set of windows

* New system requirements check
– The improved check has much better accuracy
– The check is a lot faster

* New Window Decorators
– Since 0.1, we have two new window decorators
– Heliodor: Uses metacity themes
– Aquamarine: Uses Kwin themes.

* Newly Rewritten Beryl-Settings
– Written in Python
– More user-friendly UI
– Better profile support

* New Translations
– Thanks to all of our foreign speaking users, we’ve had a much better time getting translations in, and completed. So thank you!

All this and much, much more! So please enjoy,
– The Beryl Team

If you ppl have any doubt in installing Beryl, go to this forum –

I recommend it  as myself cleared all doubts here, and this site is worth while…

And ofcourse thanks to Erik Eloff & the Beryl Project Team for bringing this Beryl Eft,…..:)

(Updated) 2009

I am really sorry guys iam too late to inform this, but anyway here it is,  beryl eft have been suppressed due to some technical issues,  finally an end to beryl eft, YES, it is true, but not to worry guys “there is always a beginning from an end”,  the beryl project has been merged with COMPIZ FUSION and the projects are continued with compiz fusion.

SO finally we have compiz fusion and you wont believe what compiz fusion have to offer, this technology has been took to such extend that it is far better and efficient then beryl eft. Here it is, iam going to release a new post on COMPIZ FUSION, where you can learn all the steps to bring this visual effect on your desktop..

Click here for the Compiz Fusion tutorial post…