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Old 05-15-2007, 12:56 AM   #1
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error starting git-compiz on xgl

hey. i am trying to test out compiz-git and compcomm. i compiled everything, and when i try to run compiz, i get this:

fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 134 requests (133 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

whats this mean? i can start beryl or compiz, but only through beryl-manager.

any help would be greatly appreciated.
Old 05-15-2007, 06:28 PM   #2
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I just got compcomm setup, and with just a few items I miss from Beryl and some bumps in the install ir works pretty well on OpenSuSE 10.2.

I did it the new, easy way by going here:

and following his instructions, mostly.

Wishing to start off clean on a system that had all the compiz and beryl stuff installed, instead of following his instructions to do an rpm removal I went into YaST Software Management and had it trash all things compiz and beryl, including all the extras, emerald, aquamarine, opensuse-xgl-settings, etc. When YaST did its dependency check I needed to let it remove gnome-compiz-preferences as well. So essentially the only stuff left was xgl, xgl-hardware-list, and the poppler and libwnck stuff.

I then downloaded his meta YasT thing and right click installed that with YaST. After that I found that I needed to restart the computer otherwise the Konqueror link's installer would not be able to run Software Management because it said another process was using it.

Once rebooted, the link worked and was able to install the Cyberorg repo and all the Compcomm packages. The final package, the meta-package that I think was already installed from that first download, stayed on the screen forever so I needed to ctrl-alt-esc and use the skull and bones to end that process. As soon as I did that the installer reported that it had successfully finished.

I went into YaST, System, etc/sysconfig editor, Desktop, Display Manager, DISPLAY_MANAGER_X_SERVER and switched it from xorg to xgl. Then I went into KDE Control Center and turned off Windows Behavior, Transparency, and Panels, Appearence, Icon Mouseover and tooltips. Then I rebooted.

Compiz started with default settings. I followed the instructions to switch over to compcomm by running compiz --replace ccp &.

That left things in a pretty bad state as we don't have any plugins activated yet. So I continued by running ccs-settings &.

I turned most stuff on but only some of it took effect. So I restarted the computer again.

Once again I needed to run compiz --replace ccp &.

Than I did ccs-settings & to open the control panel again, and made sure to enable most stuff again. This time they took effect.

I then found after restarting the computer again that KDE automatically started all of it up without needing to open the terminal and start it manually. So apparently there's something in the scripts that are used by Cyberorg that let KDE remember the settings for Compiz/Compcomm once the user activates them a couple of times (at least it took me a couple of times).

I get the standard Gnome/Compiz default window decorator. I tried to have YaST install the aguamarine and emerald and emerald themes but since it also needed to reinstall older Gnome/Compiz stuff I backed out and haven't installed that stuff yet.

I think there are newer Compcomm versions of the window decorator programs but I really don't want to manually install stuff from the git and they aren't on Cybororg's repo yet.

But by using the Cybororg programs and his script installation I do have Compcomm running fine. I do hope they put back the ability to move a window to the next desktop by dragging it but for now I need to drag it partially over, then ctrl-alt, mouse over to the next desktop and then alt, mouse drag the window the rest of the way. I also can't figure out how to get the mouse hitting the screen edge, show all windows thing to work. Maybe I just don't know how to turn it on. Nothing but Compiz is turned on by default so if I don't know what to turn on, I don't have it. Even the cube needs to be turned on initially in the ccs-settings control panel. But everything I've turned on works.

So, all works except being able to change the window decoration and a couple of nice features I'm not sure are included at the moment.

Pretty nice!
Old 05-16-2007, 11:11 PM   #3
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Cyberorg added git emerald and git emerald themes to the repo now, as well as fixing the holdup at the end of the last program on the automated installer and updating his instructions to include starting the window decorators for Gnome and KDE.

I can now use, in KDE, either any of the emerald decorators or the kde decorator.

If you install emerald, just search in the SuSE KDE kicker for emerald and you'll come up with the shortcut that opens the emerald theme manager. I right clicked it and added it to my favorites.

No more need for aquamarine as the kde decorator just uses what you set in KDE's Personal Settings for your window decorator just like aquamarine. So they kept that from Compiz. Funny, when I was originally using Compiz I had no idea how to turn that on even though I had installed it.

It's all very nice, but still the decorators all show up in a newly opened window above the screen and I must drag the window down. Either that or the whole window will open on the lower right of the screen with much of it below and to the right of the desktop so I need to drag it back all into the screen. Seems that it doesn't remember where to draw the windows! I'm sure they'll fix that.

Okay well, I fixed it. I just needed to turn on the Place Windows plugin.

Last edited by dahveed3; 05-16-2007 at 11:52 PM.
Old 05-19-2007, 11:19 PM   #4
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yeah, i just did his install method, and compiz boots now, but the gtk-window-decorator doesnt. but, im not worried about it, because as much as i like new stuff, beryl svn is doing it just fine for me. until i hear about some crazy new plugins for compcomm, im sticking here...


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