To achieve that your Linux magic lamp animation with compiz-fusion to be like the Genie effect in mac osx you have to do the following:
1: $ sudo apt-get installed ghex2
Use ghex2 of the program to open the file /usr/lib/compiz/libanimation.so , as follows..
$ sudo ghex2
Find the line in which you can read: "" magic_lamp_max_waves "3", "and change the number 3 to 0, save and leave the editor ...
Open the terminal again and write:
$ sudo gedit/usr/share/compiz/animation.xml
And look again for: "magic_lamp_max_waves" and change the "3" to "0", and again save and close ...
Attention is not easy to find these items, we must look carefully!
Restart the X-server, through Crtl-Alt-Backspace or reboot, and when you login go to :
Compiz Settings Manager> Animations> Settings effects> Magic Lamp and change the maximum number of waves to "0" and that's it! :)
This patch works with any version of Compiz!
This was based on How to: http://www.suseforums.net/index.php?showtopic=45699&pid=228436&m