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    Default Emerald doesn't work :(

    I only get messed up borders, or no borders. I tried uninstalling/re-installing compiz and emerald, and also removing all the settings (that I could find), but it still doesn't seem to run. I get the default SUSE decorations, but on boot they are all grey and some parts are missing.

    SUSE 11, under KDE3.

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    Default Re: Emerald doesn't work :(

    Hi,

    Some questions:

    Which video card are you using?
    Do the normal compiz borders work and is it only emerald bugging?
    Have you also installed the emerald-themes package?

    What happens when you open a terminal console and enter 'emerald --replace & ' ?
    Have a lot of fun!

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    Default Re: Emerald doesn't work :(

    Thanks for the reply Magic31.

    To answer your questions:

    1. Video card = Nvidia 8400gs m (laptop), using the repo supplied Nvidia driver, all my openGL games work ok.

    2. The "normal" borders sort of work, but I get white/grey ones on login, and sometimes they are corrupt and half missing! If I do a "killall compiz" and reload it, they come back to the default openSUSE green ones. Well, sometimes they do.

    3. Yes emerald-themes is installed. Here's a list of everything compiz related if that helps:

    nvidia-gfxG01-kmp-default-173.14.09_2.6.25.5_1.1-0.1
    x11-video-nvidiaG01-173.14.09-0.1
    compiz-emerald-0.7.4-28.1
    compiz-emerald-themes-0.6.0-16.1
    compiz-0.7.4-31.1
    compiz-fusion-plugins-extra-0.7.4-28.1
    compiz-fusion-plugins-main-0.7.4-28.1
    compiz-kde-0.7.4-31.1
    compiz-manager-0.0.1_git080201-24.1
    compizconfig-settings-manager-0.7.4-28.1
    libcompizconfig-0.7.4-28.1
    python-compizconfig-0.7.4-28.1

    4. emerald --replace & actually worked the 4th time! It loaded the correct decorations . The first time it gave me no borders, the second time it gave me the corrupt white/grey ones, third time no borders. Then I did a killall emerald, and the last time it worked perfectly.


    I was having the same problem before I removed all the Compiz stuff and replaced it. The Emerald borders never load on boot or compiz first run. I have to kill it and reload it several times . I was hoping a re-install would fix it, but it didn't.



    I also tried the latest version of compiz from buildservice-X11GL, but still the same thing.


    It's very odd.

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    Default Re: Emerald doesn't work :(

    well that's odd!

    When I close the term that I ran emerald --replace & in, the borders vanish!

    I thought using the "&" made it run in the background?

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    Default Re: Emerald doesn't work :(

    Could answer you, but unfortunately your screen-name & logo offend me.
    OpenSuSE Leap 42.3 / KDE 5.8 | Intel i7 3770 | 16GBRam | 120 + 80GB SSD's | Benq 27" | DVD | PhilipsToUcam 740 | HPpsc2355p | Logitech KB & mouse | 320 +160 + 80 + 80 GB USB HDD's | Fritz!Box Fon WLAN 7360 | (V)DSL 12 MB/s | SuSE since 2001

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    Default Re: Emerald doesn't work :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Cinq-Marquis View Post
    Could answer you, but unfortunately your screen-name & logo offend me.
    Well good for you, I'm scared of men who wear funny hats and dubious moustaches, works out quite well all round

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    Lightbulb Re: Emerald doesn't work :(

    To make Emerald work when you start your computer in (KDE):


    1) if the compiz did't work when the KDE boot:

    >> for [KDE3.x] go to (KDE Control Center) -> KDE Components -> Session Manager -> compiz

    >> and for [KDE4] (KDE Configure Desktop) -> Advanced -> Session Manager -> Window Manager -> Compiz

    2) after that we need Emerald work:
    go to (ccsm) -> decoration -> commandline write -> (emerald --replace)

    3) and as a normal user write this command:
    Code:
    echo "USE_EMERALD=yes" >> ~/.config/compiz/compiz-manager
    I hope I understand what you need.

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    Smile Re: Emerald doesn't work :(

    Thank you linuxarabic,
    Your advice worked for me.
    I've been using Ubuntu Gnome for two years and wanted to give SUSE 11.0 w/KDE 4 a try.
    I loaded compiz-fusion from the links in the wiki, but was having the same problems as the first poster.
    Thanks again,
    AC

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    Default Re: Emerald doesn't work :(

    I ran into the same thing with my Emerald. I would run it in a term and when I closed the term windown I would loose my borders. I then did Emerald --replace &. This would kick me back to a prompt and at that time I could close the term window and everything was fine even after restart.

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