Compiz on Arch Linux
The Compiz packages are currently in the Arch User Repository. Tools like yaourt can make installing these a lot easier. But the following information and script should also yield a basic working Compiz window manager.
The following tree shows the dependencies between the Compiz packages. Every package depends on the nodes in the tree above it.
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Replace or add the exec line in
~/.xinitrc to have Compiz run as a standalone window manager.
exec compiz ccp
The above will yield a black screen with a mouse cursor. I generally combine it with the delayed start of a terminal emulator, ending up with:
sleep 1 && tilda & exec compiz ccp