about 3d and transparent desktop?

David Curtis dcurtis at uniserve.com
Fri Oct 24 07:06:32 UTC 2008

loody wrote:
> Dear all:
> I use gnome as my windows manager.
> But almost 2 years ago, I saw my friend show me some magic 3d and
> transparent desktop on linux system.
> We can switch desktop like a cubic and it is more fascinated than visa.
> I have no idea whether the window manager is kde or gnome.
> If I want to have the same thing happen on my ubuntu, what package I
> should apt-get?
> Does my HWs need to upgrate?
> appreciate your help,
> miloody
The meta-package is compiz. I'm on Xubuntu so I had to manually get it, 
I think it's already in Ubuntu and Kubuntu. I had to install the package 
CompizConfigSettingsManager also. There is a KDE-destop-effects package 
if you're on Kubuntu.

As far as HW is concerned I'm running just fine on an old PIII 
533Mhz/450MB, with a bit newer, but not very powerfull Nvidia GeForce 
6200. You most definitely need a card that can do 3D acceleration, ie. 
you need to run restricted drivers.

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