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Old 01-29-2012, 04:37 AM   #1
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Compiz Standalone in Slackware?


Hello,

I'm trying to use compiz standalone with xfce4-panel and. I have installed compiz's extra features and all of it's required dependencies from SlackBuilds.org on top of applying window managers and other effects in ccsm.

Unfortunately I do not know how to ONLY load up xfce4-panel and thunar. From Googling I needed to create a .xinitrc file to add in:

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exec compiz &
xfce4-panel
Unfortunately this doesn't work, and when I use "xwmconfig" the only option (for I have removed the KDE package) is xinitrc.xfce which can be found in /etc/X11/xinit/. Do I have to remove this in order for my computer to only load xfce4-panel and compiz?
 
Old 01-29-2012, 06:55 AM   #2
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First of all, when you do "exec compiz", no matter, foregorunf it or background, any other command locate after this one will not be executed, because exec replaces current process with new one(see samples /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.*)
 
Old 01-29-2012, 07:29 AM   #3
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Secondly, you're starting compiz without any plugins, which means compiz is not going to have any functionality. I suggest installing the various compiz related slackbuilds (http://slackbuilds.org/result/?search=compiz&sv=13.37) and using 'compiz --replace ccp' so that you can then configure compiz via 'ccsm'. I'd recommend compiz-bcop compiz-plugins-extra/main/unsupported compizconfig-python libcompizconfig and ccsm (perhaps also emerald and emerald-themes).

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Old 01-29-2012, 02:57 PM   #4
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I forgot about --replace ccp, so I've added that in. However, as previously stated:
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I have installed compiz's extra features and all of it's required dependencies from SlackBuilds.org on top of applying window managers and other effects in ccsm.
So I had that part covered.

Despite editing .xinitrc again in $HOME/.xinitrc, XFCE still loads.
 
Old 01-29-2012, 03:01 PM   #5
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How are you starting X?

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Old 01-29-2012, 03:22 PM   #6
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I've edited /etc/inittab to start in runlevel 4.
 
Old 01-29-2012, 03:35 PM   #7
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xdm doesn't use .xinitrc. It uses .xsession. Try creating a link from .xinitrc to .xsession.

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Old 01-29-2012, 04:00 PM   #8
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So are you saying I should remove .xsession and create a hard link/sym link to .xinitrc in /etc/X11/xinit/.xinitrc?
 
Old 01-29-2012, 05:05 PM   #9
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No, I'm saying that you should either edit your user's .xsession file or symlink your users .xinitrc file to your users .xsession file.
 
Old 01-29-2012, 05:44 PM   #10
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Okay, I've done as you stated and symlinked $HOME/.xinitrc to $HOME/.xsession but when I login from xdm it still chooses to use XFCE and the default settings with it.
 
Old 01-29-2012, 06:27 PM   #11
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OK, so show us the full ~/.xsession file.

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Old 02-03-2012, 01:41 AM   #12
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I'm running xfce-4.6.2 with compiz-0.8.8 via the xfce session manager. I didn't change my .xinitrc or .xsession in any way. I modified xfce session manager settings to load compiz (instead of xfwm4), thunar, xfdesktop and cairo-dock (instead of xfce4-panel).

I got the information from this thread and the Arch Linux wiki. So far it's been working without any problems.
 
  


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