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Old 07-11-2007, 12:34 PM   #1
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Compiz help with XFCE4


I saw a Beryl demo last night and getting the spinning cube going is now on the top of the to-do list. I want to use Compiz and XFCE4 on my laptop - PM 1.7G, 1G RAM and a GeForce FX Go5200 64M.

I've tried to follow the instructions given here and elsewhere, but can't get around the error message: Another window manager is already running on screen: 0
compiz: No manageable screens found on display :0.0

The HOWTOs always seem to contain something like:

Replace:
Client0_Command=xfwm4

With:
Client0_Command=compiz-manager

Except I have no compiz-* binaries. I have tried the stock Slack 12.0 Compiz package and upgraded with the rworkman version. Same thing.

Am I missing a package or can someone point me to a solid HOWTO on Compiz with XFCE4?

TIA
 
Old 07-11-2007, 01:07 PM   #2
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compiz --replace
 
Old 07-11-2007, 01:32 PM   #3
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Let me be more specific. If I run the following command -
compiz --replace decoration wobbly fade minimize cube move place resize rotate scale switcher water zoom gtk-window-decorator &

it returns this error -
compiz: Another window manager is already running on screen: 0
compiz: No manageable screens found on display :0.0

The docs I've read suggest editing xfce4-session.rc and entering a line with the command compiz-manager. There are other mentions of [i]compiz-settings[/]. I have only one compiz binary - /usr/bin/compiz

There are no compiz-xxx.
 
Old 07-11-2007, 02:11 PM   #4
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Try Settings / Window Manager Tweaks / Disable compositing.

Also, add:

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection

to the end of your /etc/X11/xorg.conf


If that won't work either then do compiz --replace & kde-window-decorator --replace &

I warn you that Compiz will be utterly slow! Nvidia driver problems with the Xorg 7.3 that Slack 12 uses...
 
Old 07-11-2007, 02:22 PM   #5
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I'd already made those changes to the xorg.conf file.
Thanks.
 
Old 07-13-2007, 01:42 AM   #6
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Shameless bump. Surely some has this working with Slack 12.0 and XFCE.
 
Old 07-17-2007, 11:57 PM   #7
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I tried getting compiz working and it sort of works, except that all my window decorations are gone. And I get the following when I run it.

compiz: Failed to load slide: freedesktop
compiz: Couldn't load plugin 'gtk-window-decorator'


BTW, this is also in xfce, but i've tried it in kde with the same results.

You aren't the only one wondering how to get this working. If I find something out I'll follow up in this post.
 
  


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