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Old 11-09-2013, 06:21 AM   #1
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Question compiz titlebar on slackware 14.0


Hello,

I installed compiz and emerald and I have a little problem... The window is stuck on the top left corner without a titlebar. How can we fix this? I run slackware 14.0. Compiz works fine, the rotating cube works. Its really just the windows with the titlebar. I use xfce and have the same problem with kde.

Waiting for a reply, thanks,
Dumdadum

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Old 11-09-2013, 06:57 AM   #2
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Your compiz settings may need to be checked. You need window decorations set.

If they are good, then try
Code:
emerald --replace &
in the terminal

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Old 11-09-2013, 07:33 AM   #3
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Your compiz settings may need to be checked. You need window decorations set.

If they are good, then try
Code:
emerald --replace &
in the terminal
Yes dear friend, its supposed to go in the "command" field in the ccsm effects window decorations section. The field "command" already says emerald --replace. I can add the & and check it out... I loaded kde just for fun, and emerald is detected as a theme manager.

I also have another problem. When I load up xfce with startx, the mouse isnt visible. Anybody knows how to fix that too?

Thanks,
Dumdadum
 
Old 11-09-2013, 09:32 AM   #4
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Hi,

You have to enable 3 options in ccsm after the installation of commpiz as explained in SBo :

http://slackbuilds.org/slackbuilds/1...E.POST_INSTALL

Please check if you've done this.

It might be what you've missed.

For "neat" and tearing free compositing in Xfce, I advice you to try out "compton".

It's a compositor that has fade in/out effets as well as shadows effets in your windows.

http://www.reddit.com/r/linux/commen...ompositing_in/

And a config file is available here :

http://duncanlock.net/blog/2013/06/0...iting-in-xfce/

I'm using this instead of compiz, because Compiz is cool but not maintained anymore.

Slackware has all the required dependencies for compton except libconfig.

But there's Slackbuilds for both libconfig and compton on github.

Hope it helps.

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Old 11-09-2013, 10:59 AM   #5
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Hi,

You have to enable 3 options in ccsm after the installation of commpiz as explained in SBo :

http://slackbuilds.org/slackbuilds/1...E.POST_INSTALL

Please check if you've done this.

It might be what you've missed.

For "neat" and tearing free compositing in Xfce, I advice you to try out "compton".

It's a compositor that has fade in/out effets as well as shadows effets in your windows.

http://www.reddit.com/r/linux/commen...ompositing_in/

And a config file is available here :

http://duncanlock.net/blog/2013/06/0...iting-in-xfce/

I'm using this instead of compiz, because Compiz is cool but not maintained anymore.

Slackware has all the required dependencies for compton except libconfig.

But there's Slackbuilds for both libconfig and compton on github.

Hope it helps.
Hello,

Thanks for the reply. I have a few questions...

Quote:

After you've installed the compiz-fusion packages you need to enable
a few key features before you launch compiz.
Launch "ccsm" and enable the following options:

* Window Decorations
* Move Window
* Rezise Window

These options will allow you to manage your windows.
After enabled, you can launch compiz and customize to your liking.
I enabled all 3 options and still doesnt work. Any ideas?

Cheers,
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:08 AM   #6
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Hi,

For "neat" and tearing free compositing in Xfce, I advice you to try out "compton".
I'm using xfwm 4.11. It works great, tearing free (it has the vsync option).
 
Old 11-09-2013, 02:56 PM   #7
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Yes dear friend, its supposed to go in the "command" field in the ccsm effects window decorations section. The field "command" already says emerald --replace.
sometimes it does not work right there. Remove it, and try

Code:
emerald --replace &
in the terminal. Post any errors
 
Old 11-09-2013, 03:04 PM   #8
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sometimes it does not work right there. Remove it, and try

Code:
emerald --replace &
in the terminal. Post any errors
Yeah I tried that...

Do you think I need any video driver or something like that?

Cheers,
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Old 11-09-2013, 03:34 PM   #9
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Yeah I tried that...

Do you think I need any video driver or something like that?

Cheers,
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What do you get here?
Code:
# glxinfo |grep OpenGL
OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on AMD RV670
OpenGL core profile version string: 3.1 (Core Profile) Mesa 10.0.0-devel (git-fa8b151)
 
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Old 11-09-2013, 10:22 PM   #10
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You can try using the gtk-window-docorator, type gtk-window-decorator. If it works it will help us nail down what the problem could be. also you can move a window with compiz by hold down ALT and your left mouse button if its stuck in the corner.
 
Old 11-10-2013, 01:40 PM   #11
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What do you get here?
Code:
# glxinfo |grep OpenGL
OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on AMD RV670
OpenGL core profile version string: 3.1 (Core Profile) Mesa 10.0.0-devel (git-fa8b151)
I dont have opengl installed. Im trying to see if its the PyOpenGL that youre talking about... what is the OpenGL packages that slackbuilds.org must surely have that I can compile?

Thanks,
Dumdadum
 
Old 11-10-2013, 01:44 PM   #12
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You can try using the gtk-window-docorator, type gtk-window-decorator. If it works it will help us nail down what the problem could be. also you can move a window with compiz by hold down ALT and your left mouse button if its stuck in the corner.
I want to use emerald...

Thanks,
Dumdadum
 
Old 11-10-2013, 02:07 PM   #13
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I dont have opengl installed.
What is the output of
Code:
glxinfo|grep OpenGL
?
 
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Old 11-10-2013, 03:10 PM   #14
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Hello,

Thanks for the reply. I have a few questions...



I enabled all 3 options and still doesnt work. Any ideas?

Cheers,
Dumdadum
You have to install a theme that is compatible with Emerald.

Also, you have to install the gtk engine that your theme of choice requires (if any).
 
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I'm using xfwm 4.11. It works great, tearing free (it has the vsync option).
Thanks for the feedback.

I've seen the commit in the github repos.

Since I'm a -current user, I think it's just a matter of time before Pat ships it.

Of course building it is an option too.

I just lost hope in a bug fix for that since this bug was well known and never got really fixed.

In previous versions of xfwm4 you were able to enable the vsync option manually with the settings editor of Xfce.

But I had no joy on my laptop.

I guess I will give it a run on another box because I like compton and I don't plan to get rid of it now.
 
  


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