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Old 12-09-2008, 08:59 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Pazau View Post
I have installed Emerald Theme Manager together with Compiz Icon. It works, but Emerald doesn't start when Ubuntu starts. How do I remedy this?
Ok, last night I gave a "not-so-precise" guide of what you can try to do to solve your Emerald problem. Now that I am logged on in Linux, I can tell you, properly, what to do!

I hope it helps...

I think I have a way you can fix that little problem, here is what you can do:

1. Go to the CompizConfig Settings Manager (CCSM), or wherever it is that you set up your configurations to tell Compiz what you want it to do. You know, the desktop cube and so on...
2. Once in there, look for the Window Decorations button, or icon, and click it. It should be under the "Effects" section of the
3. Once in there, look for the "Command" field, in there you will find something like this:
4. Edit that text so that it looks like this:
/usr/bin/emerald --replace
5. Properly, get out of the CCSM. You wont see any "Apply" buttons or anything on it. Also, you will not see any immediate effects, at least not until you re-boot.
5. Reboot, and it should do it.
6. Once you have re-booted, try playing with your Emerald Window Decorations, now you will see immediate effects.

I think that should do it, if it does not, let us know.

Last edited by MexDeath; 12-10-2008 at 09:53 AM.
Old 12-10-2008, 04:19 PM   #17
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I got i to work yesterday...

It was under System -> Preferences -> Appearance. There was no dot, so I chose the bottom option (the full effects), and restarted. So it works

Emerald was already set as the default windows manager.

But thanks for your post. Maybe i could use it if I get problems with Compiz.
Old 12-12-2008, 04:05 PM   #18
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Been trouble shooting this for a week Ubuntu up grade has cause a problem for us 32 bit cpu people. with the nvidia cards. I run compiz-fusion on slackware distros. Ubuntu after many hours of trouble shooting the hardy kernel. seems that the xgl not present is a has nothing to do with your card drivers. the white list or compiz start up script. if you notice all the att cards are working now but not the nvidia. after ripping in to the scripts I find the broken link is there do to a upgrade of the new kernel and scripts that allow the 32 bit drivers to be loaded.
If you load the xgl server it will disable nvidia's xgl then nvidia not present. if you run it like your supposed with out the xgl server so it reads nvidia's xgl you can do all the preloading of the xgl for nvidia's 32 bit xgl's all you want but it will not able to load the 64 bit xgl.(it is looking for that)
xorg knows about this Ubuntu Knows about this. Ubuntu will be fixing the problem do not for get whom they are writing there scripts and drivers for. They keep up buy building a stable Linux for the new Dell computers. Please do not spend like I did two weeks working on this it is not worth the frustration. It has nothing to do with the the amount of video ram.

If you want to sit back re-write the scripts to load this be my guest that is the wonderful thing about Linux. You can build your own drivers it does not help you can use there non-free drivers it still will not help . we will have to wait for the UBUNTU gods to keep it simple but with putting out new system every six months good luck. I do not want us old cpu people to be discouraged by this keep the good old stuff running and some times it better to stick with what works.
Last but not least the scripts do link to your xgl but it is nable to load them. sorry.
Old 12-21-2008, 08:33 PM   #19
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As you can see I have helped many people to get compiz-fusion going. I am wondering if any one with a nvida 32 bit has got GOS 3 google gadgets based on the hardy heron to work.
before you tell me how to configure down load it and all that. Don't I understand it well and I understand the broken links that plagued Ubuntu. I just need to know if some one has got it to work. please do not go into details on the xgl server and nvidia. using ubuntu ccsm scripts and compis fusion plugins and extra has got it to work with a nvidia 32 bit.
the problem is
Checking for nVidia: present.
Checking for FBConfig: present.
Checking for Xgl: not present.
this has been a broken link problem for a long time it was fixed. but not on GOS 3
i have done this with ubuntu,s drivers evy drivers and nvidias and there patches etc. even there bleeding edge betas.
I have got this to work on all the distros I use except GOS 3 this distro wbar is written in LXD I think. I had some small issues with wbar and compiz but nothing that stopped the system from using nvidia XGL even after updating the symlinks
that was a bug that was a ghost link.
If you got it to work just post a copy of your sudo gedit /usr/bin/compiz and
a copy of your gedit /home/your_place/.config/compiz/compizconfig/config
and your sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
this would be a great help.


gos, compiz fusion

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