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Old 06-01-2011, 05:17 PM   #1
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Question Linux Mint 10 LXDE, I don't know how to start Compiz Fusion.


Hello friends. As I said in the title I can't get compiz fusion working with the LXDE environment, I already have installed everything I need. I don't know why but when I installed Mint with the GNOME environment I already had my compiz working there even from inside the Live CD, yes I could enable the desktop effects while I was installing it, now I wanted something a bit more challeging so I installed this system. But I've found nothing that allow me to get compiz working, I also wanted to ask for how to get it running from the start up of every session.
In advance thank you for your help and your patience with this newbie...
 
Old 06-01-2011, 06:02 PM   #2
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make sure that you have the proper plugins enables with Compiz Configuration Settings Manager (CCSM,)

at a minimum: window decoration, move & resize.

Unless mint uses compiz-0.9 series, then you also need to enable opengl & composite


then add the line for your decorator on the window decoration page in CCSM (i.e. Command /usr/bin/emerald )
Test it out with

Code:
compiz --replace ccp &
in the terminal.

To autostart, you need to edit ~/.config/lxsession/LXDE/desktop.conf file to change the window manager from openbox to

Code:
[Session]
window_manager=compiz ccp
and you should be good.

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Old 06-01-2011, 06:30 PM   #3
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Thank you andrewthomas for your answer I had compiz working before I found you had answered me but not the startup.
Now I'm going to use as a background, videos with a little software called xwinwrap. How can I put that one on the startup? I'll give you more info of that program if you need it in a while
Thanks again.
 
Old 06-01-2011, 06:53 PM   #4
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To use autostart in LXDE you need to create a file called autostart

Code:
nano ~/.config/lxsession/LXDE/autostart
then add entries prepended with an @.

For example I am autostarting a conky script and a wallpaper changing script for the user lxde.

My autostart file contains:

Code:
@/home/lxde/.wallpaper_script.sh
@/home/lxde/.conky_start.sh
 
Old 06-01-2011, 07:01 PM   #5
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One more thing, I can't find the way to run, execute a shell.bash script with this system, basically what I can't do is run the script with the shell stuff, I can't asign to the script to be opened with the bash that can be found at ---> /bin. I don't know if I am clear enough explaining this sort of stuff please help someway!!
 
Old 06-01-2011, 11:37 PM   #6
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One more thing, I can't find the way to run, execute a shell.bash script with this system, basically what I can't do is run the script with the shell stuff, I can't asign to the script to be opened with the bash that can be found at ---> /bin. I don't know if I am clear enough explaining this sort of stuff please help someway!!
Did you put

Code:
#!/bin/bash
on the first line of the script?

Did you made it executable?

Code:
chmod +x /path/to/file
 
Old 06-02-2011, 10:01 AM   #7
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Yes, I have all of that already done. I've also installed nautilus and nautilus scripts manager, something that it needs but it tells me that it's not possible to execute the program 'cause it can't be found. From the terminal I can access to /Documents, that's where I have the folder with the software located, the whole path is "/home/username/Documents/121238-EscritorioAnimadoV0.9/Debian/Spanish Version" and I can access to that folder graphicaly but with the terminal I can't and I can't access the scripts within there...WHY?!
Sorry, I know that I'm a pain in the butt, I don't depend on this to survive I know that too...but if I could do it with GNOME why not with LXDE?
Thank you again for your support and time.

Last edited by nando321; 06-02-2011 at 10:42 AM. Reason: Wrong typing.
 
Old 06-02-2011, 03:20 PM   #8
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Yes, I have all of that already done. I've also installed nautilus and nautilus scripts manager, something that it needs but it tells me that it's not possible to execute the program 'cause it can't be found. From the terminal I can access to /Documents, that's where I have the folder with the software located, the whole path is "/home/username/Documents/121238-EscritorioAnimadoV0.9/Debian/Spanish Version" and I can access to that folder graphicaly but with the terminal I can't and I can't access the scripts within there...WHY?!
Sorry, I know that I'm a pain in the butt, I don't depend on this to survive I know that too...but if I could do it with GNOME why not with LXDE?
Thank you again for your support and time.
Post the output of

Code:
ls -al ~/Documents/121238-EscritorioAnimadoV0.9/Debian/Spanish Version
It has to be a permissions issue.

Have you opened up nautilus as root and saved some files?
 
Old 06-02-2011, 04:34 PM   #9
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Thank you andrewthomas for your answer again, by the way I had fixed that before you told me, I also had to install some stuff of the GNOME environment to can manage the permissions correctly with this program.
What I cannot do still is the startup working, like you told me before I created the autostart file but I also created the lxde folder inside .config/lxsessions., within the lxsessions folder I could only find a folder called Mint with the file desktop.conf which contains the following:

[Session]
window_manager=compiz ccp

[GTK]
sNet/ThemeName=Clearlooks
sNet/IconThemeName=hydroxygen
sGtk/FontName=Sans 10
iGtk/ToolbarStyle=3
iGtk/ButtonImages=1
iGtk/MenuImages=1
iGtk/CursorThemeSize=18
iXft/Antialias=1

sGtk/ColorScheme=
sGtk/CursorThemeName=bisigi-cursor-black
iGtk/ToolbarIconSize=3
iNet/EnableEventSounds=0
iNet/EnableInputFeedbackSounds=1

[Mouse]
AccFactor=20
AccThreshold=10
LeftHanded=0

[Keyboard]
Delay=500
Interval=30

Like you see there's nothing in there (well, at least for me) that points to a solution with the autostart so I created the lxde folder that I mentioned before and there is where I made the autostart file this is the content of autostart: @/home/.EscritorioAnimado/EscritorioAnimadoInicio.sh.
What did I do wrong? I mean what's up next?
Thank you a lot for helping me out with this I really appreciate your focusing on this problem of mine.

Last edited by nando321; 06-02-2011 at 05:10 PM.
 
Old 06-02-2011, 04:38 PM   #10
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And about the 121238-EscritorioAnimadoV0.9/Debian/Spanish Version it still tells me that they don't exist... :/
 
Old 06-02-2011, 05:45 PM   #11
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Put the autostart file inside of the ~/.config/lxsession/Mint/ directory.
 
Old 06-02-2011, 07:42 PM   #12
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Put the autostart file inside of the ~/.config/lxsession/Mint/ directory.
It didn't work, it's the same, no matter if I restart or I log out and then log in again. Thank you anyway, I think that is all that may be done.
 
Old 06-02-2011, 10:23 PM   #13
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Now I've found the solution. What I had to do was edit the autostart file located @ /etc/xdg/lxsessions/Mint, at the end of the list when you edit that file you should paste or type the path to the script or software that you want to add, then when you restart the system you'll have that new application running from the moment when you login.
Thank you very much andrewthomas for your time and support. This thread is now maked as SOLVED.
Good luck everyone, have a good time.
 
  


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