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8. Fedora Desktop

This section details changes that affect Fedora graphical desktop users.

8.1. Desktop Effects

AIGLX, from the Fedora Rendering Project, is part of the upstream 7.1 release included in Fedora Core 6. compositing is enabled by default in this release. Compositing features in Metacity, the default window manager provided in GNOME, are disabled in this release. When desktop effects are enabled, Metacity is replaced by Compiz, an OpenGL compositing window manager that uses AIGLX to provide desktop effects.
To enable the fancy desktop effects, follow these steps:
  1. SystemPreferencesDesktop Effects
  2. Log out
  3. Log back in. compiz should be enabled
If you get stuck, refer to the following thread:
A list of hardware that supports these effects is available at