Compiz is a compositing window Manager that uses 3D graphics acceleration for OpenGL. It provides many different graphic effects and is a set of plug-ins, decorators, tools, interface settings and effects.
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Window Manager Compiz integrated developers in Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" Xfce, but not enabled by default, because described above, it needs 3D acceleration. In other words, your computer must support 3D graphics. To check this, open a terminal and run the following command:
If the command output, in line Unity 3D supported: you see yes, it means to use Compiz possible, if no, you will not be able to use the window Manager Compiz.
For those who are terminal has identified the possibility of using Compiz - yes, the next step is to run Compiz. Open the Application finder (Alt+F2), type and execute the command:
To Compiz starts when you login, this command must be entered in the Startup applications. Open the program Sessions and startup, click Add and type in the opened an additional window, as pictured: