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Old 10-05-2014, 08:46 PM   #1
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compiz, I need help


Os is mint cinnamon, except I deleted cinnamon in fever of mate,
I want to use compiz, except it wont work.... no that's not right... I cant get it to default, I deleted my old desktop environment yesterday and temporally crippled my self till I got gnome......
I tried googling it but the options of help where limited.
I searched "compiz how to's and used YouTube later..."
 
Old 10-06-2014, 03:05 PM   #2
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Pleas I need help
 
Old 10-06-2014, 05:11 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by ickda View Post
Pleas I need help
let me answer you with your own signature: Try till you die

only joking.
but: bumping your thread after less than 24h? Not Cool.
and: your thread is missing real information.
from the little info you provided, all i can say is: please re-install.

if you give more precise information, you might get better answers.
please read the first link in my signature for posting guidelines.

Last edited by ondoho; 10-06-2014 at 05:29 PM.
 
Old 10-07-2014, 12:03 AM   #4
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ickda@ickda-the-nute ~ $ compiz --replace
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: core
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: core
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: ccp
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: ccp
compizconfig - Info: Backend : gsettings
compizconfig - Info: Integration : true
compizconfig - Info: Profile : default
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: composite
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: composite
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: opengl
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: opengl
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: compiztoolbox
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: compiztoolbox
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: decor
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: decor
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: regex
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: regex
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: animation
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: animation
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: move
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: move
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: grid
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: grid
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: gnomecompat
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: gnomecompat
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: imgpng
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: imgpng
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: workarounds
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: workarounds
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: resize
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: resize
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: place
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: place
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: cube
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: cube
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: mousepoll
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: mousepoll
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: vpswitch
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: vpswitch
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: td
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: td
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: cubeaddon
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: cubeaddon
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: scale
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: scale
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: session
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: session
compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: expo
compiz (core) - Info: Starting plugin: expo
compiz (decor) - Warn: No default decoration found, placement will not be correct
compiz (decor) - Warn: No default decoration found, placement will not be correct
compiz (decor) - Warn: No default decoration found, placement will not be correct
compiz (decor) - Warn: No default decoration found, placement will not be correct
Okay got though the 1st problem, the one above I am working on,
I am using google to, if I find out how to fix this, I will update this....
looking at a thread may be promising...

Last edited by ickda; 10-07-2014 at 12:22 AM.
 
Old 10-07-2014, 01:23 AM   #5
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okay I fixed that......
http://www.noobslab.com/2011/10/enab...in-ubuntu.html
i installed dconf editor, to change my default window manager(?) to compiz... and set it up in start up aps, with "compiz --replace"
okay my cube looks like crud
it about the size of my screen and is all laggy and not the polished cube I see every one els using, I so far cant find answers to this problem...
 
Old 10-07-2014, 03:21 PM   #6
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Okay booted up my pc and I don't have a desktop or anything, just the welcome screen.. pc still usable though
 
Old 10-09-2014, 01:33 AM   #7
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On boot up After the grub menu I have to "ctrl + alt F2" and log in fast because the display manager don't lode , otherwise no desktop. desktop boot is slow and sluggish.
what have I done?
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade


sudo apt-get build-dep aptitude
sudo apt-get install aptitude


sudo aptitude build-dep
sudo aptitude full-upgrade


sudo apt-get build-dep [display manager]
sudo aptitude reinstall [display manager]


sudo apt-get purge [package-name]

I did this 2 times to get rid of metacity and compiz

sudo aptitude install [package name]

For compiz
http://journalxtra.com/linux/desktop...-desktop-back/
Site for the info I used above.


some clarification
If I don't ctrl + alt F2 and log in viea the control command I get sent to the welcome menu and that's it, I could log in after but I end up with basic control,,,,
Even though i can get to my deskttop every thing is broken and error messages aplenty, How do I fix this?
Google results are slim and I cant seem to find anything like this out there
From what I understand of Linux, I don't need to re-install, because it can be fixed, I just lack the noilge to do it.
So can you and will you pleas help me.
If I am not giving you info tell me what you need.


Ps caja not working right ether, next time I reboot or start my system I will give you the messig I get on log in.


guys, Normally I don't bumb things things,,,,
I have found many useful tools in the past, Because my system is so f@(ked, yet I still can use it, I have learned what I am using is 3 or 4 layers.... that I don't need.... it just some fancy graphics, I want it fixed but....
Command line is where my system main function is, this problem is not messing with it, Its controlled by it. XD
If that's the case then It can be fix
But I do not understand a nufe to think further.
If I have a clue to work though this.... I can even fetch you more information, I just need to know what to type, maby blog or something all-rading addressed this?
but pleas, I feel like I am on a cliff.....


Okay installing a new display manger, I found one that works, still some wrinkles though.
Last night I uninstalled it because I figured there was something better. It set me back a step or two.
But to be able to see a problem adds depth to my plight, though I still need to fix thoughs wrinkles.
I need help setting compiz as my main, I found out adding to my start up line this
compiz
compiz --replace
a ill advised yet common misconception on how to do it. From what I understand I need to go configure some stuff.
But I need better guidance.

hear is my Os
linux mint 17
gdm
mate desktop
compiz

I have every thing fixed but... I need to start every thing in commands at the moment.
I need help to...
1, make sure gdm is communicating with the x-thing in start up.
2, I need compiz to be loaded up automatically at start up.
3, smooth out any remaing wrinkles if any still exist.

Where do I need to look for this in mint 17?
guys for you its been two day, for me its been 4, just because how I have been sleeping.
I have gone far from derp cents I 1st posted in Linuxquestions.org
You probably can read the progression fum the two post... I have done this myself with help from Google.
My biggest problem though is finding the information, Ways to fix the problem and the solutions are scattered to thin. Some times I find ways to fix this but they don't always work for me, or theirs a lack of detail and I need to play riddle me this. Crap I ended up downloading pakman by mistake trying to run a diagnostic tool that's not supported.... long story.
I ant using the easiest methods to do this, If I would of done this the easy way I would of installed mint 17 mate, and not have to configure mint 17 cinnamon to mate with all the bells and whistles.
But I don't want to delete all of my stuff or lose it... to much work. I got game data and stuff i want, I rather just fix this mess and have it set up to what I like, besides once its fixed then I wont have to worry about it. Never mind I don't have any back up media to pray with..
except for the installer that is.
so anything to help me make this easier?

Last edited by ickda; 10-10-2014 at 01:18 AM. Reason: more infor and grammer
 
Old 10-09-2014, 07:16 PM   #8
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https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingProgramCrash
I just got this, so maybe it can help me get more info.

Last edited by ickda; 10-10-2014 at 01:19 AM. Reason: real information
 
Old 10-10-2014, 02:13 AM   #9
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$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-desktop/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

seems to help some what. but...., may update this soon...
 
Old 10-10-2014, 04:54 AM   #10
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Code:
PREFIX=/usr
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib:/usr/lib64:/usr/lib32::$LD_LIBRARY_PATH

# Kill all decorators in case an incompatible (0.8) decorator is running
if ps ax | grep gtk-window-decorator | grep -v grep &> /dev/null; then
    echo "Killing gtk-window-decorator"
    killall gtk-window-decorator &> /dev/null
fi
if ps ax | grep emerald | grep -v grep &> /dev/null; then
    echo "Killing emerald"
    killall emerald &> /dev/null
fi

$PREFIX/bin/compiz --replace ccp "$@" &
$PREFIX/bin/gtk-window-decorator --replace &
i need to use this on boot up
help?
 
Old 10-10-2014, 07:21 AM   #11
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I am using MATE 1.8
My greeter us G.M.D
Compiz is running pretty for the most part.
and it looks like for the most part every thing is fixed... I might be missing somthing though.
runs smooth so far and I don't see any errors...
I had some broken packages, kinda surprised I got this version, but happy, seems better then the standard mate for mint.. not as minty but still. XD
started in the 5th defiantly no more then I did then...
If you have any thing to add, I still got some kinks, so it ant to late for your guys two cents.
I don't have any of thoughs desktop header things, the tell you what program is running on the dock and let you minimize or close the program and stuff like that
 
  


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