I was playing around with the XGL desktop effects on the SuSE 11. I enabled the effect by Simple Compiz Config Setting Manager found in application/utilities/desktop/Desktop Effects. The decoration seems to block the close, maximize and minimize button on the window title bar. I tried to switch the desktop effects off. Each time it seems to be turned off but comes back on the next logon. Is there any way I can manually switch these effects off like the
would do the trick? Since SUSE 11 gets new way of setting up XGL, I am not sure if I should still use the old way to do it. The GUI suppose to work. Is it a bug?
I used to toggle the XGL using
1/ xgl-switch --enable/disable-xgl (in console with no graphics)
2/ In KDE there is an icon called “Desktop effects”. It can be found by search in the “Start” menu. You should use it to enable/disable certain visual effects.
In your case that would be first 2/ and then 1/.
I just had this problem.
Enabled XGL on a system w/ a bad video card. All I got was a white screen which I could rotate via the cube plugin. I ran the ‘xgl-switch --disable-xgl’ command as root and noticied that it still didn’t work for my regular user. Ultimately, I deleted the ‘compiz’ directory under my ~/.config/ directory. That allowed me to get back into gnome as my regular user. I realized that this must have been a problem since I was still able to get into X as root just fine.
try running the ‘xgl-switch’ command AND delete the ‘compiz’ directory under ~/.config.
the desktop effect seems to be very tough to kill. I tried the sudo xgl-switch --disable-xgl as well as remove the compiz folder under the .config under my home folder. The next time I logon, the compiz grew back by itself:O
The desktop effect is still there. Actually I don’t necessary have to remove it. Just the windows decoration thing is blocking all the maximize, minimize and close icon. I have to guess where it is and hit the right spot to get those buttons functioning. If there is a way to have them show up all the time. That would be good enough.
Not similar, but perhaps related problem, my openSuSE 11 gnome system just lost its desktop - never to be found again! Just black screens and attempts to recreate it with icons and all dont seem to succeed. I will experiment more tonight, but any guidance would be appreciated.
Unchecking ‘Enable Desktop Effects’ works, but after you reboot, the Desktop Effects come back.
Window Decorator: GTK Window Decorator (and tried with Auto)
Window Manager: Metacity
EDIT: I don’t know if there is a relation, but I keep getting this type of message in /var/log/messages:
gconfd (heldwin-3955): “Resolved address “xml:readwrite:/home/heldwin/.gconf” to a writable configuration source at position 0”
Deleting ~/.config/compiz/enable-compiz, fix the problem, but if I reactivate it using simple-ccsm, the problem returns.
If I open simple-ccsm in a terminal, I see this error when I uncheck ‘Enable Desktop Effects’ :
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/bin/simple-ccsm”, line 1295, in EnableDesktopEffectsChanged
File “/usr/lib/python2.5/subprocess.py”, line 594, in init
File “/usr/lib/python2.5/subprocess.py”, line 1147, in _execute_child
OSError: [Errno 2] Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type
I am using Gnome, and the line 1295 in simple-ccsm is: