UPDATE! Debian 9 supports Compiz super fancy 3D Accelerated Desktop!? UNTESTED! (it will probably only work with limit amounts of GPU, like 1 out of 3 laptops will support it, this was true for compiz under Knoppix 7.2)


how to install:

It is absolutely #AWESOME http://www.compiz.org/ and making linux not only run smooth but gives it even more 3d coolness than a Mac or Windows Box ever had X-D


… if supported by your grafix card.

unfortunately it does not seem to be under heavy development. March 30th, 2011: Compiz 0.8.8 (stable) released! Source tarballs can be found here.

last changes 2016… or maybe there is? https://github.com/bhull2010/compizfusion-core-packages

… and might be hard to setup/incompatible with latest Debian/Ubuntu/CentOS7. https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Compiz

centos7: yum search compiz

Warning: No matches found for: compiz

Distro with Compiz pre installed

“The MATE Compiz spin bundles MATE Desktop with Compiz Fusion. MATE Desktop is a lightweight, powerful desktop designed with productivity and performance in mind. The default windows manager is Marco which is usable for all machines and VMs. Compiz Fusion is a beautiful 3D windowing manager with Emerald and GTK+ theming.

If you want a powerful, lightweight Fedora desktop with 3D eyecandy you should definitely try the MATE-Compiz spin.” check it out: https://spins.fedoraproject.org/mate-compiz/

Knoppix 7.2

Knoppix 7.6



you can download it here: http://iso.linuxquestions.org/knoppix/knoppix-7.6.0/

Installing Compiz 3D Desktop on Debian 6 “squeeze”

unfortunately it seems like there is no easy way getting it to work with newer versions of Debian… but if you wanna stick with “Wheezy” go ahead 😀


About the Author: Klaus Knopper

Klaus Knopper (* 1968 in Ingelheim) is the developer of the Linux distribution Knoppix and LINBO.

Knopper studied at the University of Kaiserslautern, where he completed his university degree as a graduate engineer in electrical engineering. During his studies, he supervised the German chess game GICS.

He works as a freelance IT consultant and developer in the open-source environment and also gives courses on various topics relating to free software. He is also a professor at Kaiserslautern University, Zweibrücken, where he is renowned for his lectures on IT.

In addition, Knopper has co-founded LinuxTag e. V., which is the bearer of the European Linux fair and conference of the same name. In 2005 Knopper left the club.

Encouraged by the experiences of his blind wife, Knopper developed the ADPLIANE [1] solution, which was named after her in Knoppix, [1] which makes it easier for blind people to use computers by translating them into spoken language.

Klaus Knopper (* 1968 in Ingelheim) ist der Entwickler der Linux-Distribution Knoppix und von LINBO.

Knopper studierte an der Universität Kaiserslautern und schloss dort sein Hochschulstudium als Diplom-Ingenieur der Elektrotechnik ab. Während seiner Studienzeit betreute er den deutschen Schachserver GICS.

Er arbeitet als selbständiger IT-Berater und Entwickler im Open-Source-Umfeld und gibt auch Kurse zu verschiedenen Themen rund um freie Software. Außerdem ist er als Professor an der Hochschule Kaiserslautern, Standort Zweibrücken im Fachbereich Betriebswirtschaft tätig, wo er bekannt ist für seine Vorlesungen mit Inhalten rund um das Thema IT.

Zudem hat Knopper den LinuxTag e. V. mitgegründet, welcher der Träger der gleichnamigen europäischen Linux-Messe und -Konferenz ist. 2005 verließ Knopper allerdings den Verein.

Angeregt durch die Erfahrungen seiner blinden Ehefrau entwickelte Knopper die nach ihr benannte in Knoppix integrierte Lösung ADRIANE,[1] die es Blinden vereinfacht, Computer zu nutzen, indem sie ihnen den Bildschirminhalt in gesprochene Sprache übersetzt.

liked this article?

  • only together we can create a truly free world
  • plz support dwaves to keep it up & running!
  • (yes the info on the internet is (mostly) free but beer is still not free (still have to work on that))
  • really really hate advertisement
  • contribute: whenever a solution was found, blog about it for others to find!
  • talk about, recommend & link to this blog and articles
  • thanks to all who contribute!