Compiz is a compositing window manager that uses 3D graphics acceleration via OpenGL. It provides various new graphical effects and features on any desktop environment, including Gnome and KDE.
Easily extendible through plugins.
A growing, friendly community of users.
Increases productivity and enjoyment.
Impress your family and friends.
Compiz is actively developed.
The bare minimum is 3D capable Graphic’s card and atleast 512 MB of ram.
Install Compiz in Debian
#apt-get install compiz
this will install compiz along with its dependencies.
Now you need to manually edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file
then added these two lines under the “Screen” section
Option “AddARGBGLXVisuals” “true”
then added these lines under “Device”
Option “AllowGLXWithComposite” “true”
Option “RenderAccel” “true”
added one line under “Server Layout”
Option “AIGLX” “on”
Finally at the end of the file add these lines
Option “Composite” “Enable”
After making the following chages you need to save and exit the file.
Add “compiz –replace” to “Desktop -> Preferences -> Sessions -> Startup Programs”.
Now restart the Xserver, Better is to restart the whole system.
After you login you will directly be in a compizified environment.