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r3cursive 03-15-2009 12:51 PM

Run Compiz on Xfce
hi member here..
i want to ask something, i already download all packages that compiz need on slackbuilds, and installed it too, but i cant make run on Xfce??

thanks for all help..

MS3FGX 03-15-2009 03:20 PM

Yes, Compiz will run with all effects in XFCE. You will need to manually start compiz once XFCE starts up, and use ccsm to configure everything; as XFCE doesn't have any built-in support for those functions.

trist007 03-15-2009 04:39 PM

have you enabled 3d acceleration by installing the proper modules for your graphics card?

r3cursive 03-15-2009 08:25 PM

trist007 and MS3FGX thanks for your respone..
actually i dont know how to start compiz on Xfce, and how we know 3D Acceleration already enabled on Xfce?

MS3FGX 03-15-2009 08:52 PM

You would need to be running capable video card drivers (such as the official NVidia drivers) and have a properly configured xorg.conf file. Then it is simply a matter of starting Compiz and the GTK decorator:

The easiest way is to put the following lines in a script, and add it to XFCE's autostart list:


compiz --replace ccp &
gtk-window-decorator --replace &

r3cursive 03-15-2009 09:11 PM

MS3FGX thanks!! it works..
one more question,i want to make it run when i start Xfce
so i have to edit the xinitrc, am i right?

MS3FGX 03-15-2009 09:13 PM

The best way under XFCE would be to use "xfce4-autostart-editor". Just give the autostart editor the location of your script, and it will handle the rest.

r3cursive 03-15-2009 10:02 PM

hmm..i have another problem here
i creat simple shell script as you say..


compiz --replace ccp &
gtk-window-decorator --replace &

iam not to sure this is right script or not,i just find reference on google

and i saved it on /usr/local/sbin as executable file, than i put it on xfce4-autostart-editor..but when i restart my Xfce, Compiz not running.

thanks for every help..

r3cursive 03-15-2009 10:22 PM

finally it fixed..i forget to change the first line
MS3FGX and trist007, thanks for all your help..

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