Posted by: Anonymous
on February 15, 2008 01:36 AM
XFCE has compositing support already. You DONT need compiz additionally. Just go to settings->window manager tweaks->composite and enable transparency and cool effects like shadows and transparent title bars.
Of course, if you can't find it, you may have to enable composite extension in your xorg.conf file for nvidia(or similar for ati), logout and relogin.
As for vlc, I know of one good way, there is a package in the slapt-get repository.