Lightweight Linux Desktop with Compiz


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You can have a full featured lightweight Linux Desktop by using Compiz as your Window Manager. With you also enjoy all the features that Gnome 2 has to offer, but don't want a load of unnecessary apps burning your memory and cpu, just install gnome-panel. That's it.

applications like Conky will not display correctly, plus you wont be able to
have access to all the eye candy features.

1- Open the terminal, enter (enter your password when prompt to):

sudo gedit /etc/share/xsessions/compizOS.desktop

2- Once gedit is open, enter, save and close:

[Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Compiz OS Comment= Exec=/usr/bin/compizOS-session Type=Application

3- In the terminal, enter (enter your password when prompt to): sudo gedit /usr/bin/compizOS-session

Once gedit is open, enter, save and close:

#!/usr/bin/env bash gnome-session gnome-power-manager gnome-panel exec compiz

5- make /usr/bin/compizOS-session executable
sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/compizOS-session


And here is a bonus:
You can save on your memory and cpu usage by using wpasupplicant by it self to connect to your wifi internet connection. No need for Network-Manager and nm-applet.

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