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Old 09-04-2006, 08:18 PM   #1
sturla
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Window borders gone when useing Compiz and AIXGL...


I am running AIXGL on my laptop witch again is running Ubuntu Dapper. Suddenly Compiz refused to show the windowborders. It just shows the inside of every window. This happend after an upgrade of some sort, though I can't remember what. I have tried to reinstall the packages, with no luck.

My grapichs card is Intel, by the way...
 
Old 09-05-2006, 01:19 PM   #2
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Run "gnome-config" and add "gnome-window-decorator" to the list of services.

You can test it from the command line by entering:

Code:
gnome-window-decorator &
 
Old 09-09-2006, 01:47 PM   #3
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No, that did not help. There is no error message after running that command, but there is no window decoration. Can this be because I have no themes installed? I have seen a lot of themes at places like gnome-look.org. But I have not figured how to install any of these. Maybe therein lies the problem? Someone to help me install new themes?
 
Old 09-10-2006, 05:47 PM   #4
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Didn't come any themes with your GNOME? Do you use KDE or GNOME, or a different window manager? Open your control panel and check the theme settings. If you really no theme at all installed, that could indeed be the problem. I ran XGL/Compiz on SuSE 10.1 once, with GNOME, and besides switching on the window decorations there was nothing to do.

AFAIK GNOME or KDE are always themed. I don't know what happens if there's no theme installed at all, if they have fallbacks.

What happens when you use a different window manager than Compiz? You could test this if you're using GDM or KDM session managers by switching to a session with a different window manager.

How did you configure XGL/Compiz?
 
Old 09-19-2006, 02:48 PM   #5
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Of course gnome came with themes for metacity. But this is Compiz. In metacity I have a lot of themes. But they don't help when running Compiz. I just installed themes for Compiz, but I still don't not have any windowborders. I just can't figure this out.
 
Old 10-25-2006, 11:02 AM   #6
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Did you ever get this sorted out?

I'm having the same problem (No window borders) using the new FC6 (which comes with compiz).

Anyone?

Friedmud
 
  


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