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Old 11-04-2006, 04:34 PM   #1
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Suse 10.1 kde-- installed compiz-- took it off now desktop dont funtion right


Hello people.. im kinda new to linux.. ive been using suse 10.1 since august.. well i saw a bunch of compiz stuff i liked so i installed it.. well it was cool but mande a bunch of proplems. so i did the gnome-xgl-switch --disabel-xgl command witch i got off open suse web.. well i loged out and loged back in and now i am stumped my windows dont have window bars(the bar that allows you to move the window..above file and edit) and the desktop wont let me type.. also this only happens when i log into my user.. not when i log into root. if anyone has suggestions of help im all ears. thanks
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Old 11-04-2006, 07:13 PM   #2
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anybody there? hello hello...tommy can you hear me?
 
Old 11-05-2006, 03:00 PM   #3
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Whoa, you bumped this after less than three hours, despite having just read the rules when creating your account right before posting?

This is an easy fix but I'm going to wait until tomorrow to post it. Patience is a virtue.
 
Old 11-10-2006, 09:47 PM   #4
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haha

i was really hoing toget a reply before i had to go back to work-- but now i have 2 days off--- anytime you ready --i also have another question. I created a folder on the desktop-but i want that folder to be part of my external drive.. well anyways i right clicked on it then clicked on the little configure icon.. and changed the icon to a star.. now every folder in my computer is a star.. help with that would be appriciated too-- thanks again and sorry about the quick post before.
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Old 11-12-2006, 02:34 AM   #5
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OK, do this:

Edit /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/
change DISPLAYMANAGER_XSERVER="Xgl" to DISPLAYMANAGER_XSERVER="Xorg"

go to ~/.kde/Autostart

If you followed posted howtos, you probably have a "startcompiz.sh" script in there or in /opt/kde3/share/autostart with the following contents:

Code:
[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Exec=compiz --replace decoration wobbly fade minimize cube rotate zoom scale move resize place switcher & gnome-window-decorator &
GenericName[en_US]=
StartupNotify=false
Terminal=false
TerminalOptions=
Type=Application
THis file should be either removed, or moved to a location where KDE will not load it.

THis last part is the actual cause of the problem, but it indicates that you might have some of the other items still configured. What that file does is instruct KDE to run compiz, to remove the window decorations and replace them with compiz's window decorations. Of course, since you disabled xgl via the gnome control panel, xgl is not enabled, and compiz, which depends on xgl, crashes in the process, leaving you with no way to manage the windows.
 
  


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