I assume All the guys reading the post have already installed Ubuntu 8.04 which is a great release that lived up to the attention it received…So this is a small tutorial to install compiz fusion on ur new distro
For that you have to enable your graphic card first , so you can use 3D effects…
Go to System > Administration > Hardware Drivers.The Hardware Drivers tool should shows your graphic card, check the box.A window pops up and just hit enable. Now it should start downloading and installing the driver for the video card. A restart is required.It installs the nvidia-glx-new driver(for latest cards) as in case of mine… and ur all ready for enabling desktop effects..
Now Open the Synaptic Package Manager. Go to System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager,Hit the search box and type
Mark them for installation and in a couple of minutes it will be installed..
Now it’s Time for customizing it to your own needs
Head to Preferences–>Advanced Desktop Effect Settings and customize the settings here..the top 5 things worth enabling are discussed here..
1.Paint fire on screen
ull find it in the effects category…enable it and ull find some fire building up on the screen with a combinational keypress
to use ,press shift+superkey+leftmouse
to clear fire,press shift+superkey+C
Though its pretty old,It looks Gud …
to rotate cube Manually press CTRL+ALT+DRAG LEFT MOUSE
flat desktop press CTRL+ALT+DOWN ARROW
3.Flip switcher or ring Switcher
Flips your windows in a ring like direction
to use ,press superkey+tab
4.Unfold Cube/Film Effect
to use ,press CTRL+ALT+DOWN
Super + Mousewheel
Some effects will disable others. For example, the Desktop Wall will disable the Desktop Cube, Snapping Windows will disable Wobbly Windows and many more. Please let me know if I missed something, so I can add more effects to the list