As you know, Fedora Core is shipped with X.Org v. 7.1, and therefore with AIGLX. And Compiz works fine.
However, there is not only Compiz, there is Beryl as well, and it is interesting because it comes along with such nice stuff as a Effects Manager and a Manager for the current system setup. You can install both of them side by side on your machine, the only problem is that Beryl is not available in the repositories yet. But that’s not a problem since there is already a set of bugs asking for inclusion of these packages.
The german fedorablog.de has taken these srpms and has built rpms for i386 – so all you have to do is to download all rpm packages given here and install them. Click on the links to the packages: you will be faced with a special download page where the link is indicated by a blue earth icon.
After that, just launch
beryl-manager when you started GNOME or KDE, and it will start with a tool to manage the rest.
Welcome to even more cool desktop effects 😉
The given packages are only for i386 – if you want to have Beryl for x86_64 you have to rebuild the srpms by yourself. If you want to use beryl on ppc – well, is there any graphic card driver for ppc supporting AIGLX?
Jarod Wilson, the one who filled the bug report and provides the src packages, also provides precompiled packages. These are provided as a yum repository, and you also find binaries for x86_64 – and ppc.
There is a new repository provided by the same guy who is also providing the src rpms – just copy this file to your
/etc/yum.repos.d/, and install the packages with yum:
yum -y install beryl-core beryl-manager beryl-plugins beryl-settings emerald emerald-themes
And, guys, please read the whole article, especially the updates, before you complain about anything or give links.
The packages have finally arrived in Fedora Extras – you don’t have to integrate any repository or stuff like that anymore. Read the wiki about information how to install and use beryl on Fedora Core!
And this is the last update I make for this article – if you’re unsure, check the rest of the blog, maybe you will find updated information there. And this is now the worst article I ever wrote 😀