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Old 04-05-2009, 11:25 PM   #1
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Compiz gone haywire

Hi all, debian lenny user here and i probably used compiz for a whole day before it started messing up.

When i run the command in console i get this...

user@debian:~$ compiz --replace
/bin/sh: gtk-window-decorator: command not found
/bin/sh: gtk-window-decorator: command not found
/usr/bin/compiz.real (colorfilter) - Info: Loading filter negative (item negative).
/usr/bin/compiz.real (colorfilter) - Info: Loading filter negative-green (item negative-green).
/usr/bin/compiz.real (colorfilter) - Info: Loading filter blueish-filter (item blueish-filter).
/usr/bin/compiz.real (colorfilter) - Info: Loading filter sepia (item sepia).
/usr/bin/compiz.real (colorfilter) - Info: Loading filter grayscale (item grayscale).
/usr/bin/compiz.real (colorfilter) - Info: Loading filter deuteranopia (item deuteranopia).
/usr/bin/compiz.real (colorfilter) - Info: Loading filter protonopia (item protonopia).
/usr/bin/compiz.real (colorfilter) - Warn: Tried to load 7 filter(s), 6 succeeded.

From what i've googled this seems to be a window decorator problem. Does anyone have any ideas on how i could go about fixing this? Thanx in advance!

P.S. I just checked but gtk-window-decorator is installed on the system, just in a different dir.

user@computer:~$ locate gtk-window-decorator

Last edited by dellthinker; 04-05-2009 at 11:42 PM.
Old 04-06-2009, 12:21 AM   #2
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Ok i started dabbling around with it more and realized that gtk-window-decorator isnt even in that dir!

computer:~# mv /usr/bin/gtk-window-decorator /bin/sh
mv: cannot stat `/usr/bin/gtk-window-decorator': No such file or directory
This is very strange, any ideas anyone?
Old 04-06-2009, 04:40 AM   #3
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computer:~# mv /usr/bin/gtk-window-decorator /bin/sh
I don't know anything about your original problem, but you've created another one: renaming /bin/sh, which is a link to /bin/bash.
Old 04-06-2009, 07:22 AM   #4
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Does anyone else know what could be the problem with compiz?
Old 04-06-2009, 07:28 AM   #5
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Not of help directly but I've found compiz irc channel to be very helpful in such issues. I suggest giving the a try. They're on #compiz on Freenode network.


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