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Configure/Install Compiz Fusion on openSUSE 10.3 for nVidia cards

First, you’ll have to download nVidia’s drivers. You can get it, via the 1-click install(for Legacy cards, click here) download the latest drivers from nvidia’s site and doing a manual install of the drivers.

Manual install of nVidia drivers

  • compiler gcc,
  • program make and
  • package kernel-source
You can install these from openSUSE DVD. After these are installed,
Get the drivers from nvidia’s site and save it.
Open up the terminal, and su to root by typing su root
Switch to console mode by typing init 3
Switch directory to where the driver is downloaded and saved
cd /path/to/where/driver/is/saved
Run the installer script
Add the composite, render-accel and ARGB-GLX visuals to xorg.conf
nvidia-xconfig --composite
nvidia-xconfig --render-accel
nvidia-xconfig --add-argb-glx-visuals -d 24

Installing Compiz Fusion

For KDE users, here’s the 1-click installer
For GNOME users, Here’s the 1-click installer
Install Compiz Manager to autostart compiz: 1-click installer
Installation is done! Just run compiz by Clicking on the Compiz-Fusion Icon


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