FreeBSD 7-STABLE +Gnome +Compiz-Fusion?

Stacey Roberts stacey at
Sun Aug 17 21:57:12 UTC 2008

  I'm trying to get Compiz-Fusion + Gnome to work on my newly (completed
installation + initial upgrades last night) installed IBM T43p notebook,
but I'm not sure that I'm doing this right..,

Basically, I've: -

1] Installed OS
2] Upgraded OS to latest Stable as of (early AM) Aug 17th 2008
3] Upgraded install-time ports (portupgrade, cvsup, etc)
4] Installed XORG
5] Installed compiz-fusion from ports
6] installed gnome2 from ports
7] Tried following instructions located here:

I can log into Gnome desktop fine, but running the suggested cmds:

% compiz --replace --sm-disable --ignore-desktop-hints ccp &
% emerald --replace &

as per the article above, doesn't appear to do anything. I mean, what else
is there that I need to do, besides, please?

Here's some system info:

$ uname -a
FreeBSD <snipped> 7.0-STABLE FreeBSD 7.0-STABLE #0: Sat Aug
16 19:49:12 BST 2008
root@<snipped>:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/IRON  i386
$ pkg_info -a | grep -i compiz-fusion | head -3
$ pkg_info -a | grep -i gnome2-2 | head -1
$ pkg_info -a | grep -i xorg-server | head -1

Graphics card: ATI Technologies Inc M22 [Mobility Radeon X300]

Any help or pointers appreciated, please.



S Roberts

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list