LuminocityHowTo

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If you are like me, you probably like to have some eye candy and the Luminocity demos enticed you. All those effect look great, but what good are they if we have to wait years for the effect to get into Gnome?

I created this howto to help people like myself install Luminocity now in order to try out the new effects. It does alright on my Pentium 4 with an ATI card (newest fglrx drivers installed), but using a mouse wheel seems to make it crash (anyone got a work around?).

This is fun to play with (I really like the desktop switcher) but its not a functional window manager like Metacity. Its only to be looked at. So don't show this off to all your Window's buddies (unless you say "this is the future of Linux") because they will be disappointed when they switch to use it only to find out its basically a demo.

This howto was created by adding this Gentoo one to this wikipage:

http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:2ai6TpucWhoJ:forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-313926.html+install+luminocity&hl=en&lr=&client=firefox&strip=1

For future note, every time you see bold, it is a new command line to enter.I will only use the bold for bash commands.

First we need to install some things.

{{{apt-get install cvs libtool libxxf86vm-dev build-essential docbook-xsl automake1.7 libglib2.0-dev libgtk2.0-dev xlibmesa-glu-dev }}}

Now lets make a directory:

{{{mkdir luminocity cd luminocity/ }}}

Now we need to install jhbuild:

{{{cvs -d :pserver:anonymous@anoncvs.gnome.org:/cvs/gnome get jhbuild cd jhbuild/ make make install}}}

I don't really get this part but its needed to work:

{{{cvs -d :pserver:anonymous@anoncvs.gnome.org:/cvs/gnome get luminocity/luminocity.modules cp luminocity/luminocity.modules modulesets/}}}

Now get out of that directory

{{{cd .. }}}

and start gedit: