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Old 03-25-2010, 01:00 PM   #1
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Emerald theme not starting


Ok, I have compiz and emerald installed and all the settings that need to be set in the ccsm for emerald to work I opened up emerald theme manager and selected a theme, but when I run emerald --replace from a command prompt nothing happens, not sure if that's the right then to do to get it to load, but I can't really find any info when I google it.
 
Old 03-25-2010, 01:08 PM   #2
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hey friend. not sure if this will apply to your problem but here is what i have:
1>xfce4
2>fedora 12
> removed compiz with
Code:
su -c 'yum remove compiz;rm -rf /home/$USER/.gconf/apps/compiz;yum install compiz-fusion compiz-fusion-gnome compiz-fusion-extras compiz-fusion-extras-gnome compiz-manager gnome-compiz-manager ccsm fusion-icon fusion-icon-gtk emerald emerald-themes
that was to get everything i needed.

with xfce i also had to use the gnome dock plugin to make things real easy to get fusion-icon to load. that is for fedora so i guess it goes with out saying th epackagemanager you use will be based on your distro. come to think of it you may have to make sure you get the correct packages.
I have time today to help you out if you want.

EDIT: sorry your running slackware. so i am not sure if all the dependencies are in the repo for slackware. sorry for wasting your time. you could try searching for the above packages with slackpkg to see if it would be a issue with dependencies. anyways, i have used slack in the past but never with fusion icon. or emerald for that matter.

Last edited by mrmnemo; 03-25-2010 at 01:11 PM. Reason: stupid post b4 thinking
 
Old 03-25-2010, 01:13 PM   #3
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Open up CCSM, click on, Window Decoration, on the General tab there is a command field. Enter 'emerald --replace' without the quotes, that should cause Emerald to start. Also make sure there is a check mark on Window Decoration.
 
Old 03-25-2010, 01:13 PM   #4
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check this out

posted by by daedra

shows some prebuilt slackbuilds.
 
Old 03-25-2010, 01:14 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by mrmnemo View Post
hey friend. not sure if this will apply to your problem but here is what i have:
1>xfce4
2>fedora 12
> removed compiz with
Code:
su -c 'yum remove compiz;rm -rf /home/$USER/.gconf/apps/compiz;yum install compiz-fusion compiz-fusion-gnome compiz-fusion-extras compiz-fusion-extras-gnome compiz-manager gnome-compiz-manager ccsm fusion-icon fusion-icon-gtk emerald emerald-themes
that was to get everything i needed.

with xfce i also had to use the gnome dock plugin to make things real easy to get fusion-icon to load. that is for fedora so i guess it goes with out saying th epackagemanager you use will be based on your distro. come to think of it you may have to make sure you get the correct packages.
I have time today to help you out if you want.

EDIT: sorry your running slackware. so i am not sure if all the dependencies are in the repo for slackware. sorry for wasting your time. you could try searching for the above packages with slackpkg to see if it would be a issue with dependencies. anyways, i have used slack in the past but never with fusion icon. or emerald for that matter.
Already have all this installed when I installed the gnome desktop

forgot to mention im running slackware 13.0.
 
Old 03-25-2010, 01:15 PM   #6
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Open up CCSM, click on, Window Decoration, on the General tab there is a command field. Enter 'emerald --replace' without the quotes, that should cause Emerald to start. Also make sure there is a check mark on Window Decoration.
Thanks for the post, but as I mentioned in my original post this was already done, everything that's needed to be checked in CCSM is checked including window decoration
 
Old 03-25-2010, 01:20 PM   #7
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Ok correction it looks like I have some packages I need to install I just checked on what I had installed and I only have the following installed

Code:
root@requiem:/home/mark# ls -lh /var/log/packages/ |grep compiz*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  12K 2010-03-24 13:08 compiz-0.8.2-i486-5gsb
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1.2K 2010-03-24 13:08 compizconfig-backend-gconf-0.8.2-i486-2gsb
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1.3K 2010-03-24 13:08 compizconfig-python-0.8.2-i486-2gsb
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1.6K 2010-03-24 13:08 libcompizconfig-0.8.2-i486-2gsb
root@requiem:/home/mark#
 
Old 03-25-2010, 02:15 PM   #8
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posted by by daedra

shows some prebuilt slackbuilds.
Ok I followed daedras guide and still having the same issue it's like the settings im CCSM aren't taking effect because none of the options I check are enabling it seems even after a system reboot.
 
Old 03-25-2010, 02:22 PM   #9
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is compiz running when you reboot or do you have to turn on again after reboot? sorry if i sound redundant.
 
Old 03-25-2010, 02:24 PM   #10
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also, have you tried saving your current settings file to another location and then resetting to default ( like a reset) then importing your old file?
 
Old 03-25-2010, 02:26 PM   #11
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also, are your other applications that you had running b4 your reboot starting back up ( i.e.: a music player) maybe your not saving session settings . if that is the case try looking in your into session save
 
Old 03-25-2010, 02:33 PM   #12
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also, are your other applications that you had running b4 your reboot starting back up ( i.e.: a music player) maybe your not saving session settings . if that is the case try looking in your into session save
settings are saved auto I thought, because there's not place to click save or anything like that.

this is what im getting when I try to start compiz, I guess it's not starting at boot. does compiz need to be started before running startx

Code:
root@requiem:~# compiz 
compiz (core) - Warn: SmcOpenConnection failed: None of the authentication protocols specified are supported
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
root@requiem:~#
 
Old 03-25-2010, 02:46 PM   #13
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settings are saved auto I thought, because there's not place to click save or anything like that.
I dont think so. you can actually set things to start up as it was when you logged off / rebooted. you may want to check out >>Go to Main Menu > System > Preferences > Sessions > Options, and click Remember Currently Running Applications ( or a variant of that )
 
Old 03-25-2010, 02:47 PM   #14
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this is what im getting when I try to start compiz, I guess it's not starting at boot. does compiz need to be started before running startx
no compiz will be loaded as part of "startx" which you can do away with doing that as well if you like to just boot to a login gui instead.

are you using gnome?
 
Old 03-25-2010, 02:56 PM   #15
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no compiz will be loaded as part of "startx" which you can do away with doing that as well if you like to just boot to a login gui instead.

are you using gnome?
Yes Im running gnome, I found http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?p=1317068 link and I did what they did going to see if it works.
 
  


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