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specialized 09-04-2009 09:15 PM

slackware 13 and compiz-fusion
In the previous version of slack(12.2) im using the compiz packages from slackbuilds, and it seems that in slack13 is unmainteined now, im thinking in make the slackbuilds for 0.8.2 version of compiz........or anyone have it, or you guys install it from source

thanx a lot

Daedra 09-04-2009 09:38 PM

NOTE: I've made slackbuilds for the newest release (0.8.4) here

You don't need the source for fusion-icon, all the other sources cam be found here

Im running it right now, the easiest way IMO right now is the use the 12.2 slackbuilds (they are newer than the I can confirm they work. Here is the address

However the first thing you need to do is install the requiredbuiler package supplied by slacky @

Once that is installed then you need to install CF is THIS ORDER.

1) compiz (slackware ships with 0.7.8. you need 0.8.2, just upgrade)
2) compiz-bcop
3) libcompizconfig
4) compizconfig-python
5) compiz-plugins-main
6) compiz-plugins-extra
7) compiz-plugins-unsupported
8) ccsm
9) Emerald (optional)
10) fusion-icon (optional, but highly recommended) URL

You can also use src2pkg, I actually built my 13.0 packages that way, but the builds work too.

Also if your using KDE4 you need to disable "desktop effects" in the system settings. You wont need it since CF will be taking over the compositing duties

specialized 09-05-2009 11:20 AM


with src2pkg works fine, with the slackbuild from slacky dont

but.......emerald hangs up when i try to load user, weird ah?

than a lot dude, xfce without unthinkable

Daedra 09-05-2009 03:56 PM

Did you enable "Window Decorations" under "Settings Manager"? I had the same problem. It was because a lot of basic features were disabled after install. You also need to enable "Move" "Resize" window to be able to manipulate windows. Sorry about the slacky builds. I remember now that i only used them for certain portions and used src2pkg for everything else.

specialized 09-05-2009 09:36 PM

mmm i activate several things........but still hangs up....
i cant load themes for emerald
there is a way to change the window decoration from console?
tell me the things that you have activated

Daedra 09-05-2009 09:42 PM

what happens exactly? Does it crash the system or does it just not show up? Cause I also have xfce running and emerald crashes when I try to change a theme too. to get around it I just changed my window manager back to xfce then I could change the emerald theme, then I reactivate compiz and emerald will then run my new theme. I use the fusion-icon for this. However "Window Decorations" has to be enabled in settings for emerald to work, otherwise you will see nothing. I'll post a screen shot of my setting in a few minutes

Daedra 09-05-2009 09:55 PM

Here is a screenshot of my settings in ccsm.

and a configuration file. I disable a lot of stuff by default since I only need a few things, but your welcome to look at it

specialized 09-06-2009 07:47 AM

i have window decorations enable and my setting are.... like yours.
compiz and the efects works fine but when a try to load q new theme for emerald, the emerald-theme-manager hangs up, freezes(se cuelga)and dont load anything and i must close the window because is not responding, if i start a session as root in xfce, wirks great....i dont know.

And if a exec the theme-manager from console everything seems to be ok

specialized 09-06-2009 07:49 AM

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adamk75 09-06-2009 08:06 AM

I'm using compiz-fusion 0.8.2 here (built by hand, without slackbuild) and notice something similar. I can actually switch emerald themes *once* and then emerald hangs for anywhere from 10 seconds to a full minute. Then it seems to come back to life. In that time, it does dim and I get that popup window. I haven't tried to investigate to see what's going on, but running emerald-theme-manager via strace (or with gdb) might give some clue as to why it's hanging.


specialized 09-06-2009 08:27 AM

with strace

gettimeofday({1252243694, 587935}, NULL) = 0
gettimeofday({1252243694, 587971}, NULL) = 0
gettimeofday({1252243694, 591120}, NULL) = 0
gettimeofday({1252243694, 591162}, NULL) = 0
gettimeofday({1252243694, 591198}, NULL) = 0
gettimeofday({1252243694, 594332}, NULL) = 0
gettimeofday({1252243694, 594373}, NULL) = 0
gettimeofday({1252243694, 594408}, NULL) = 0
gettimeofday( <unfinished ...>

and so on................. until i kill the theme manager

Daedra 09-06-2009 03:30 PM

Yeah this is a weird problem. Like I said I'm having the same problem but for me as long as compiz is disabled when I choose my theme I'm ok, if not then it locks up. In fact it hard locked my system.

specialized 09-06-2009 10:12 PM

you disable compiz from fusion-icon ?? that doesn't works for me
the weird thing is...... as root works fine, i don't thing in a group problem o users or whatever

Daedra 09-07-2009 12:48 AM


Originally Posted by specialized (Post 3672438)
you disable compiz from fusion-icon ?? that doesn't works for me
the weird thing is...... as root works fine, i don't thing in a group problem o users or whatever

No I use fusion-icon to turn off compiz then once compiz is off I launch emerald theme manager. Then I am able to change the theme. Then once I reenable compiz the new theme will appear.

specialized 09-07-2009 11:06 AM

i don't understand why im the only one with this problem....
also i try to remove nvidia and use nv........but its the same

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