X.org 6.8 is Finally Running!

After several hours compiling and waiting for a chance to restart X, finally I got X.org 6.8 running with drop shadow and transparency. These are what I did to achieve that under Gentoo Linux.

1. Unmask X.org with these lines under /etc/portage/package.keywords:

    =x11-misc/ttmkfdir-3.0.9-r2 ~x86
    =x11-base/xorg-x11-6.8.0 ~x86

2. Install X.org at least with these (new) USE flags: dmx xprint
3. Edit your config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf), and add the following lines:

    Section "Extensions"
        Option "Composite"  "Enable"
        Option "RENDER"     "Enable"

4. Also add Option "RenderAccel" "on" on your Device section, mine is like this:

    Section "Device"
        Identifier  "NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 (AOpen)"
        Driver      "nvidia"
        Option      "DPMS"  "on"
        Option      "RenderAccel" "on"

5. Emerge both xcompmgr and transset, both are ~x86 masked, I took the easy way by emerging the ebuild files.
6. Run `xcompmgr -c` to enable drop shadow. I just put symlink to it under `~/.kde3.3/Autostart`.
7. You can make a window transparent by executing `transset`, and then clicking on the window you want to make transparent.
8. Enjoy!

Thank to all the folks that posted various information at [Gentoo Forums](http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=209039).

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