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Old 06-22-2009, 11:57 PM   #1
kiwi_MTBer
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No window borders when using compiz/emerald (Fedora 11)


I had installed compiz and emerald when I was using Fedora 9, upgraded to 10 (compiz and emerald still working at this stage) tho when I upgraded to 11 compiz and emerald seem to have crashed (i upgraded using preupgrade both times, maybe this might be a bit of a problem...)

Since upgrading to 11, neither compiz or emerald would work. Ive tried reinstalling both compiz and emerald, and even erasing them both, restarting and then installing (both times thru yum). This has brought back compiz and the effects (I can use AWN, desktops on a cube etc) but there is no window borders (cant move, resize etc). Ive tried different window managers (emerald, gtk and even kde4 has been installed..) and tried reloading the window mangers thru the fusion icon. Nothing seems to work, unless I stop compiz from running at startup (but then I lose all the desktop 'candy').

Searching the net has brought up a couple of options (Under CCSM):
- Check the box "Windows Decorations" and under its properties write emerald --replace (or whatever WM)
- Check the box "Place windows"
..but none of these seem to work either.

Anyone else have any trouble with this in Fedora 11? Or anyone have any suggestions? Any help or advice would be much appreciated. Im thinking soon I might just reinstall Fedora thru a DVD and have the fun of starting from scratch again..
 
Old 07-15-2009, 10:53 PM   #2
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I am having the same problem. I installed compiz from yum as I wanted the full features. I added the usual fields to xorg etc with no luck. I even went to a backup and grabbed my old xorg that worked in fedora 10. The weird thing is it works on all applications but KDE things like dolphin, system settings etc. On firefox, skype, etc it seems to work fine.

I will troll more forums and see what I come up with.
 
Old 07-16-2009, 12:18 AM   #3
kiwi_MTBer
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Ok- mine wouldnt work for any program, whether it was based on KDE or not. I eventually gave up and reinstalled F10, and everything works again.

Though it would be usefull if you do find something that helped you, if you could post it here. It would be handy to know for future reference. I was unlucky when trolling other threads, so good luck
 
Old 07-16-2009, 01:30 AM   #4
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Hi
KDE now provides it's own desktop effects via KWin. If you go to System Settings --> Desktop, you can set up desktop effects and from what I 've seen, they as good as compiz's.

So perhaps you do not need compiz and emerald at all.
 
Old 07-16-2009, 04:34 PM   #5
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Im personally running gnome, I meant even programs based on KDE libraries as well as all other programs (system or not) dont have the window borders..

Even though gnome does have built in desktop effects, there are certain things Im used to in compiz. Maybe there is a way of doing it without compiz, but for now, compiz seems the easiest (after dealing with the headache faced in F11 of course...)
 
  


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