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Old 11-13-2010, 02:46 PM   #1
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Compiz and xfce


Hey,

I've got xfce4 and compiz running fine from the standard 13.1 release. I've installed fusion-icon and have it autostarting whenever I start xfce. This swaps the window manager from xfce to compiz and works fine in theory, but I would rather skip a step and have compiz launch by default.

I've followed some guides online which involve editing .config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-session.xml but nothing seems to help.

Any ideas?
 
Old 11-13-2010, 03:13 PM   #2
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You could always add
Code:
compiz --replace
to your xfce autostart/apps/scripts

Not sure if there will be any visible difference than using fusion-icon...
 
Old 11-13-2010, 03:22 PM   #3
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https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Compiz
 
Old 11-13-2010, 06:38 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies guys. Coralfang - That's pretty much what I'm doing now. Its ok but it means that XFCE opens first then compiz kicks in. Nothing wrong per ce, its just messy.

Veeall - That's the site I was referring to in my original post. None of the listed files exist or are in different places. When I create/edit them, nothing happens.

Is there someone using slackware 13.1 using the included xfce4 with compiz that could let me know how they managed this?
 
Old 11-14-2010, 03:52 AM   #5
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I once setup it using archs howto, if i remember correctly i probably copied xfce4-session.xml over from /etc/xfce/xdg/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/ and edited it to launch compiz.

I guess (from the method 3 with fusion-icon):
Code:
      <property name="Client0_Command" type="array">
        <value type="string" value="xfwm4"/>
      </property>
should be:
Code:
<property name="Client0_Command" type="array">
    <value type="string" value="fusion-icon"/>
    <value type="string" value="--force-compiz"/>
</property>

Last edited by veeall; 11-14-2010 at 04:02 AM.
 
Old 11-14-2010, 02:27 PM   #6
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Thanks again for the reply. I've got it sorted now. Turns out the "remove existing sessions" bit in the article I had been skipping (to avoid setting it all up again) is critical to it working.
 
  


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