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nardz 12-30-2007 09:48 AM

Compiz Window borders/titlebar
 
I know theres plenty of threads out there related to this sort of issue but i havent been able to find a solution in any of them.

Code:

Checking for Xgl: not present.
Detected PCI ID for VGA: 01:00.0 0300: 10de:01d8 (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Checking for texture_from_pixmap: present.
Checking for non power of two support: present.
Checking for Composite extension: present.
Comparing resolution (1280x800) to maximum 3D texture size (4096): Passed.
Checking for nVidia: present.
Checking for FBConfig: present.
Checking for Xgl: not present.
Starting emerald
/usr/bin/compiz.real (video) - Warn: No 8 bit GLX pixmap format, disabling YV12 image format
/usr/bin/compiz.real (core) - Warn: No GLXFBConfig for depth 32
/usr/bin/compiz.real (core) - Warn: No GLXFBConfig for depth 32
/usr/bin/compiz.real (core) - Warn: No GLXFBConfig for depth 32
/usr/bin/compiz.real (core) - Warn: No GLXFBConfig for depth 32
/usr/bin/compiz.real (resizeinfo) - Warn: Bind Pixmap to Texture failure
/usr/bin/compiz.real (core) - Warn: No GLXFBConfig for depth 32
/usr/bin/compiz.real (resizeinfo) - Warn: Bind Pixmap to Texture failure
/usr/bin/compiz.real (cube) - Warn: Failed to load slide: freedesktop
/usr/bin/compiz.real (core) - Warn: No GLXFBConfig for depth 32
/usr/bin/compiz.real (core) - Warn: No GLXFBConfig for depth 32
/usr/bin/compiz.real (core) - Warn: No GLXFBConfig for depth 32

when i install XGL i have display issues.

so how can i get compiz workin properly with borders?

jiml8 12-30-2007 11:25 AM

You have an nVidia graphics card. So don't install xgl. In fact, uninstall it. Use the native nVidia support. Will solve a lot of your problems.

At least, it solved a lot of MY problems.

b0uncer 12-30-2007 12:28 PM

I'd also like to point out that some versions of Compiz seem to be more troublematic than some others. Last time I met a "nVidia+Compiz, missing window borders" -situation XGL didn't make any difference, but upgrading to the newest Compiz Fusion available fixed everything (except for the occational tricks and crashes of X/X apps, probably caused by nVidia driver).

The whole Compiz (Fusion) thing is at the moment so messy that if you have trouble with it, I advice that if you plan to switch/upgrade/install/remove any software regarding that thing, always first remove the software-to-be-dealt-with completely along with all possible configuration files (known as "purge" in some package management systems), then download and install the newest packages available (unless there is a good reason not to use the latest). None of those 3d desktop things is perfect, they all cause trouble of some kind, so you'll just have to try to find the best/least troublematic solution for now..

Also remember to restart your X server after doing some software changes relevant to it, and if you're dealing with graphics card drivers, it's a good idea to reboot the whole machine after that anyway. One of the rare cases where you want to make a reboot after a software upgrade.

nardz 12-30-2007 07:29 PM

i woke up this morning and it just worked when i switched the laptop on. it also now has a huge nvidia splash screen just before linux starts, which it didnt have before, so i'm guessing something i did in regarding the nvidia drivers fixed it but needed toe machine to be restarted....

go figure..

dumdadum 11-11-2013 12:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nardz (Post 3006118)
i woke up this morning and it just worked when i switched the laptop on. it also now has a huge nvidia splash screen just before linux starts, which it didnt have before, so i'm guessing something i did in regarding the nvidia drivers fixed it but needed toe machine to be restarted....

go figure..

Hello dear compiz user,

Maybe all you had to do is restart X?

Also, yes installing the nVidia drivers might help, I dont have drivers for my computer since the graphix card is onboard, so a friend told me to install OpenGL and it helped. I had the same problem as you, no title bar, and after using OpenGL, it works really nicely.

Cheers,
Dumdadum

fenario 11-22-2013 02:25 AM

There are other window decorators to try. One is kwin, which is also a window manager and the other is emerald available in the launchpad ppa repos.
Add to sources.list in /etc/apt/:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/nilarimogard/webupd8/ubuntu precise main
or for other Ubuntu versions replace precise with the one you are using.
Emerald is a fine decorator and great to tweak any aspect of it with the emerald theme manager. Themes are available at gnome-look.org


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