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Old 10-05-2006, 05:01 PM   #1
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XGL, no effects?


So i got xgl to start up with xfce4 with the command startxgl 0 xfce-session ati.
This boots up xfce as it should, but there is no effects, and the os lags a bit, can anyone help me?
I'm on an arch machine and followed this guide:
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xgl
 
Old 10-05-2006, 11:34 PM   #2
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when i got it up and running in ubuntu i had to go to gconf-editor and go through /apps/compiz/general/allscreens/options/
and double-click on "active_plugins". Or right-click on active_plugins and 'Edit Key'.
then by cicking +Add i added in sequence
Quote:
gconf decoration wobbly resize move minimize scale
fade place cube rotate zoom switcher opacity
that should do it. startx xgl and see what happens.
 
Old 10-10-2006, 04:13 PM   #3
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Can't find any of those things on my comp...
 
Old 10-10-2006, 04:45 PM   #4
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You only mention starting XGL. Have you started Compiz? It is Compiz that provides the effects, not Xgl. Apologies if you have already done this.
 
Old 10-12-2006, 09:25 AM   #5
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Look through this page

The person writing is using Ubuntu, but a lot of it is probably not specific to one distro.
http://www.linuxjournal.com/node/1000081
 
Old 10-12-2006, 10:31 AM   #6
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wouldn't startxgl command compiz automatically?
 
Old 10-12-2006, 10:38 AM   #7
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I'm not sure what the startxgl script/command does, but I would guess that it just launches Xgl and then Xfce. Everything other than the X server will start as normal, including your regular window manager (xfwm I believe). This is what needs replaced by compiz. To check if compiz is running, run
Code:
 ps -ax | grep compiz
and see if the compiz process is running. It might also be an idea to check for xfwm as this will also indicate that compiz is not running.

I'm not sure how you would go about getting compiz to start with Xfce. I use Gnome and it was a case of telling gdm to run the start up script I wrote for it. I'm sure googling or someone else will be able to help you though!

EDIT: try running this to start compiz and see if you get the effects then.
Code:
 compiz --replace miniwin decoration transset state wobbly fade minimize cube rotate zoom place scale move resize switcher trailfocus water bs &

Last edited by crazyjimbo; 10-12-2006 at 10:42 AM.
 
Old 10-12-2006, 10:04 PM   #8
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well i tried a bit back and forth, but apparently compiz won't work for me, third time i fail to make it work :P
i think i will just wait till they find a bit more stable version and a more failsafe way to get it to run
but thank you all for your help...
 
  


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