What is Compiz ?

Compiz is an OpenGL compositing manager that use GLX_EXT texture from pixmap for binding redirected top-level windows to texture objects. It has a flexible plug-in system and it is designed to run well on most graphics hardware. See more information on Compiz Wiki

Why Compiz Debian ?

Compiz is no longer provided by the official Debian repository since squeeze release, because of the abandonment of branch 0.8. The next version 0.9 is developed for unity by Ubuntu and has always been very unstable on other environments. After researching on the web, some developers have taken the last sources 0.8.8 to fix bugs, remove the deprecated options, add enhancements on the different applications and rename the project to "compiz reloaded". This new version was pushed on Github and works very well on Debian, this is why this project has been created. The Debian packaging was updated from the old version 0.8.4 and successfully build for i386 and amd64 architectures. Compiz Debian provides packages for both Debian oldstable "JESSIE 8", stable "STRETCH 9" and now for LMDE 2 MATE Desktop.

Install and enjoy !

  • Installation

    Open your favorite terminal as root user and copy paste the commands in blockquote below.


    Install sources.list and GPG key

    wget -q http://download.tuxfamily.org/compiz/apt/key.pub -O- | apt-key add - && echo "deb http://download.tuxfamily.org/compiz/debian $(lsb_release -sc) main" | tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/compiz-debian.list && apt-get update


    Install compiz-core, gtk-window-decorator, settings manager and "main" plugins

    apt-get install compiz-reloaded

  • Optional Packages


    Install a window decorator for Compiz ( Recommended for XFCE, LXDE...)

    apt-get install emerald emerald-themes

    Fusion Icon

    Install a tray icon that allows you to easily enable, disable and restart Compiz, and change the currently used window manager and/or window decorator

    apt-get install fusion-icon


    Install mate-compat plugin for better compatibility with MATE Desktop

    apt-get install compiz-reloaded-mate

    Simple ccsm

    Install simple Compiz settings manager focused on simplicity for an end-user

    apt-get install simple-ccsm-reloaded


    Install the plugins extra, which are not as well tested and supported as the "main" plugins

    apt-get install compiz-reloaded-plugins-extra

    Install the plugins experimental, which have received the least amount of review and are the most likely to be problematic and unstable on your system

    apt-get install compiz-reloaded-plugins-experimental

  • Issues or Bugs ?

    If you have an issue or a bug, please let us know. You can report directly on Github in the appropriate section by application or contact the admin of this project by email (see the contact in GPG Key).