Monday, April 9, 2012

HowTo: Enable desktop effects on CentOS 6.2 / SL6.2

In previous versions of CentOS and Fedora the Desktop Effects menu under System -> Preferences allowed for the use of 3D desktop effects courtesy of compiz.

To enable the menu in CentOS 6.2 and SL 6.2 you'll need to install both compiz-gnome and desktop-effects packages assuming 3D drivers are installed.

compiz-gnome provides the compiz window manager and integration with the GNOME desktop environment while desktop-effects had a simple but useful menu to turn on/off the compiz effects.

  1. $ su
  2. # yum install desktop-effects compiz-gnome

Now simply point to System -> Preferences -> Desktop Effects and enable the Compiz option. I personally like to also enable the Windows Wobble when Moved option ;)


Anonymous said...

danke, das ist gut :)

tangram said...

You're welcome ;)