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Old 06-05-2008, 11:57 PM   #1
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compiz problem

I got nvidia drivers installed tried to install compiz. says it is installed but it is not in my program list of look and feel. This is the error I get.
[craig@localhost ~]$ compiz
compiz (core) - Error: Screen 0 on display ":0.0" already has a window manager; try using the --replace option to replace the current window manager.
compiz (core) - Fatal: No manageable screens found on display :0.0
[craig@localhost ~]$

Should I R & R it. or is there an easy fix

Thanks Craig
Old 06-06-2008, 07:41 AM   #2
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Actually, that error is telling you what you need to do, which is use compiz as the window manager instead of whatever is currently in use. For example, when I use Compiz under KDE, I need to run this:

compiz --replace ccp &

That will replace the existing window manager with Compiz and use the compiz control panel to make changes.
Old 06-07-2008, 12:11 AM   #3
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as hangdog said...

your question is answered in the error message

I just added the following as a startup program from System > Preferences > Sessions:

compiz --replace

I'm in GNOME though

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