Now that my 3D driver is working, I can play with making things look nice (or, at least different). Here are some of the things I did:
Installed the Zekton font. To do so, I downloaded the tar file. I unzipped it into my Download directory and copied the files to /usr/share/fonts/zekton.
I installed Emerald and got it working. I lost track of the steps that I went through, and so, I am not the best resource for how to do this. But, basically, I installed the emerald package from yum along with the compiz-fusion packages.
One package that was very helpful was the ccsm package. It provided a menu by the clock that would allow me to pick Emerald as the Window decorator or restart it if something broke. It also had a quick link to the emerald settings and the compiz settings. To get it to start automatically, I had to add “fusion-icon” to the session (System > Preferences > Personal > Sessions).
Next, I downloaded and installed the Smoke theme. I used the Emerald Theme Manager to install the theme, and then, I tweaked it a little:
- Changed the Title/Text Font to “Zekton Bold | 10”
- Changed the Minimum Title Bar Height to 9
- Vertical Button Offset to 2
- Horizontal Button Offset to 4
I tried to update the login screen, but that proved to be a little more difficult. Here are some links that might help, if you want to try it: