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Old 02-06-2011, 04:03 AM   #1
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Fluxbox, Openbox... compositing problems


Hi

I tried Openbox, FluxBox and similar desktops but i couldn't find the way how to enable compositing. When i try xcompmgr that do partial trick but when i drag or minimize windows it is all to slow and it is not smooth. When i try cairo-compmgr all i get is blank screen.

I think that the problem is because of Ubuntu 10.04 which hasn't got x.org file. Any suggestions?

thx
 
Old 02-06-2011, 05:00 AM   #2
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If you have no xorg.conf-file you are using the free open-source drivers for your card. It may be that this is your issue. Which video-card are you using, and which distro?
 
Old 02-06-2011, 08:04 AM   #3
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I tried Openbox, FluxBox and similar desktops but i couldn't find the way how to enable compositing.
Openbox and Fluxbox are NOT compositing window managers.
 
Old 02-06-2011, 08:46 AM   #4
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Openbox and Fluxbox are NOT compositing window managers.
That is why he tries it with xcompmgr. Worked fine for me at the time I used Openbox.
 
Old 02-06-2011, 08:48 AM   #5
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see here
http://urukrama.wordpress.com/openbox-guide/#xcompmgr

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1545855
 
Old 02-06-2011, 09:53 AM   #6
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hi

I have Ubuntu 10.04 and i have Intel GMA 4500M graphic card.

As i said earlier my biggest problem is slow drag of windows (the move is not fluid).

@Linus72
I have tried that before but i wasn't satisfied. The drag was too slow. I have 2gb of ram, duo core so the problem is not in my computer.
 
Old 02-07-2011, 11:28 PM   #7
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I have fluxbox and have the xcompmgr.
Where did you place the xcompmgr to execute and what parameters -d -m etc did you give it.

Also please tell us if the intel card is loaded as the module in lsmod
 
Old 02-08-2011, 12:39 AM   #8
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I did xcompmgr -cfF -t-9 -l-11 -r9 -o.95 -D6 &

lsmod is:
Code:
Module                  Size  Used by
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:21 AM   #9
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I have even enabled cairo-compmgr and all the effects work (the same with xcompmgr) but still, when i move the windows the corners of it, when in move, looks like disassembled. I even downloaded CruncBang 10 and go in Live session. then i enabled cairo-compmgr and the thing was the same. Really weird
 
Old 02-08-2011, 10:34 AM   #10
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Crunchbang 10 and Ubuntu 10.04 both have the 2.6.32-kernel. May be this is a driver issue, I would try it with a newer kernel.
 
Old 02-08-2011, 12:33 PM   #11
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I have tried with 2.6.35.25 kernel. Same results.
 
Old 02-08-2011, 11:35 PM   #12
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Well at least the vid card is loaded as a module, the i915 names show that.
Maybe you just have to play around with the compmgr settings to find something you like.

Did you figure out the issue with xorg? Do you have xorg now?
 
Old 02-09-2011, 03:02 AM   #13
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Now i don't have. But xorg file doesn't have anyone who have Ubuntu 10.04 or 10.10.
 
Old 02-17-2011, 08:15 PM   #14
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I had a similar issue with openbox + cairo-compmgr. The issue for me was that the windows became really ugly when i dragged them (particularly the titlebar) i tested each individual option in cairo-compmgr, and it seems to be a bug with the "shadow" option. Try disabling shadow and see if it fixes the problem.
 
Old 02-18-2011, 04:24 AM   #15
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I had a similar issue with openbox + cairo-compmgr. The issue for me was that the windows became really ugly when i dragged them (particularly the titlebar) i tested each individual option in cairo-compmgr, and it seems to be a bug with the "shadow" option. Try disabling shadow and see if it fixes the problem.
Hi

For me this doesn't solve the issue. I guess that only compiz and metacity compositing are good for my laptop though my laptop is quite fine in terms of hardware.
 
  


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