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hmm… I did came through a lot of tutorial / references on this. It took quite some time to actually made it to work. I actually did numerous trial and errors to finally did it.

My hardware / software specs

1) IBM Thinkpad R61i (Intel Centrino Core 2 Duo)
2) Intel 965 Chipset
3) Slackware 13.0 (Kernel 2.6.29.6)
4) GCC 4.3.3 and libs

Here is the task that I did to make it work. I'm using kde4, and i do not use the kde4 backend. Optionally you can download the kconfig4 / kconfig / gconf backend

Get and install the latest compiz releases from http://releases.compiz.org/0.8.2/ . I'm installing from the source and did not encounter any problems during this task. There might be some dependency issues here, depending or your system. Just take care of it and proceed the next step.

For all of the plugins main / extra / unsupported, i've specified –prefix to prevent bcop error.
./configure –prefix=/usr/local

Alternately you can just make a symlink to bcop.pc

ln -s /usr/local/share/pkgconfig/bcop.pc /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/bcop.pc

After installing the plugins, install libcompizconfig.
I create symlinks to the libs.

ln -s /usr/local/lib/libcompizconfig.so.0.0.0 /usr/lib/libcompizconfig.so.0
ln -s /usr/local/lib/libemeraldengine.so.0.0.0 /usr/lib/libemeraldengine.so.0
ln -s /usr/local/lib/libdecoration.so.0.0.0 /usr/lib/libdecoration.so.0

and created symlinks for the libcompizconfig-python

ln -s /usr/local/lib/python2.6/site-packages/compizconfig* /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/
ln -s /usr/local/lib/python2.6/site-packages/ccm/ /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/

nd I also edited /etc/xorg.conf to use super key.

Option "XkbOptions" "altwin:super_win"
ccsm-0.8.2.tar.bz2
compiz-0.8.2.tar.bz2
compiz-bcop-0.8.2.tar.bz2
libcompizconfig-0.8.2.tar.bz2
compiz-plugins-main-0.8.2.tar.bz2
compiz-plugins-extra-0.8.2.tar.bz2
compiz-plugins-unsupported-0.8.2.tar.bz2
compizconfig-python-0.8.2.tar.bz2
simple-ccsm-0.8.2.tar.bz2
emerald-0.8.2.tar.bz2

Create a compiz launcher script (i created this in /usr/bin/kde4compiz and I'm using emerald for the windows decoration)

kde4compiz
#!/bin/bash
LIBGL_ALWAYS_INDIRECT=True 
compiz --replace --sm-disable --ignore-desktop-hints ccp --indirect-rendering
wait
sleep 1
emerald --replace &

Make it executable

chmod 644 /usr/bin/kde4compiz

Create a compiz-kde-launcher script ( just link it )

ln -s /usr/bin/kde4compiz /usr/local/bin/compiz-kde-launcher

In KDE4, Go to KMenu>System Settings>Default Applications>Window Manager and select “use a different window manager” and choose Compiz custom
At this point, you might not see any window decoration. To enable it,
Under ccsm>Effects>Window Decoration>Command, put compiz-kde-launcher
Restart your KDE to test it out. <span class=“help”>If these fails, you can checkout these sites<br /> <a target=“_blank” href=“http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Compiz”>http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Compiz</a><br /> <a target=“_blank” href=“http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/down-and-dirty-compiz-howto.-600765/”>http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/down-and-dirty-compiz-howto.-600765/</a></span> </html> Alternately you can use any of these methods to launch compiz from the console. Good luck compizing… hahaha