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Using Compiz with FreeBSD

Ivan Radovanovic's picture

For setting up X server follow instructions here. (Long story short, use nvidia driver, add glx and extmod extensions to xorg.conf, and add argb-glx-visuals to monitor.)
To start compiz don't follow their instructions - rather open gnome configuration editor, browse to /desktop/gnome/session/required_components and change value for windowmanager to be compizmanager (instead of metacity, also make sure there exists /usr/local/share/applications/compizmanager.desktop (executing compiz-manager)).
If you don't see windows borders after restarting gnome, make sure windows decorations in compiz are enabled (Effects section of compiz settings).


Ivan Radovanovic's picture

To do equivalent for mate open dconf editor, then navigate to /org/mate/session/required_components and there is windowmanager

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