once more, I need your help.
I have just installed openSUSE 11, it went well and worked fine. It even installed the nVidia drivers correctly (I see the logo at logon, can adjust settings, and so on).
I wanted to try Compiz, so I enabled it in KDE session manager and restarted. All the visual effects are working great, but I have a very annoying problem: essentially, when I click in a non-focused window, the window appears to get the focus. The window comes up, I can work in it, but as soon as I try to resize, close, or move it, then the focus moves back to the previous window. It tries to perform the action on the other window! It happens every time, for every window, when I try to perform an action using the window buttons or the border.
In order to actually pass the focus to another window, and be able to move , resize or close it, I have to click several times on the window title, and this is really unacceptable.
I looked in several forums in the Internet and in Google and apparently noone is having this problem. This is quite surprising, as my system is pretty clean (new openSUSE 11 installation with nVidia video card), and I did nothing but enabling Compiz.
Can you help me, please? Is there someone having the same problem?
Thanks for the quick reply, good point. I tried, and it seems related with the “Window decorator” plugin. But I cannot disable it, because otherwise all the decorations disappear: no more title, border for resizing, buttons for magnify or close.
I checked in the advanced options of the plugin but there is nothing interesting, I think.
I have just the same problem running SuSe 11.0 64-bit. Fresh install (and re-installed!). I’m running Compiz 0.7.4-31-x64_64 which (as far as I can tell) is the latest version I can see within repo_oss. Should I be looking somewhere else?
At the moment, the only workaround I’ve found is by right-clicking then left-clicking the title bar to really get focus!
Any help would be really appreciated. I can’t wait to show this off to my work colleagues, but they’ll laugh at my right/left clicking antics!
Exactly the same here, except that the right-click/left-click trick doesn’t work for me. Not consistently, anyway. I find that I have to double-click the titlebar to get true focus, and even that doesn’t always work. Sometimes I just have to keep clicking and clicking and clicking… eventually it comes through. Really annoying. But everything else in this version of compiz seems to work perfectly (current version as of this writing, compiz-kde4-0.7.4-31.2-x86_64 from OpenSuse Updates). Any more info is greatly appreciated.
…actually, I just updated to .2 from .1. I should restart KDE and see if it changes.
on second thought, the 0.7.8 from the XGL repos is completely borked. Which packages did you guys install from there? All of them? After a reboot, I can’t even run kde at all. blank screen, artifacts, lockups, etc.
Did you install ‘compiz-manager’ as well? That is a start-script that will run Compiz no matter what - which is a disadvantage when you have to troubleshoot. Deinstall it and try starting compiz via ‘fusion-icon’ after KDE has started.
Of course one should never install all packages of a repository…
Since I use the git-Version of Compiz-Fusion, i can’t provide a list of needed packages (that would propably confuse you).
Well, I blew up my system beyond repair. YAsT freaked out and started installing all sorts of garbage that I didn’t ask it to. So now I am rethinking using that thing at all…
But anyway, prior to that, I tried doing one package at a time. I removed the manager script, but something else was still loading it up. Not sure what. Tried fusion-icon, that didn’t seem to work for me. At this point I forget what the issue was exactly. In any case, I am now making a complete backup before I try mucking with it again. I’ll probably go without compiz (again), because I switched from Slackware precisely so I could get away from all this monkeying around with different scripts and different sources, compiling this from source, installing that from a package… I just don’t have the time for that stuff anymore. but thanks again for your help. It’s appreciated.
I have OpenSuSE installed on two separate systems and had been experiencing this problem on both. One is 64-bit and one is 32-bit. Finally, I decided to search google and fix this problem instead of just disabling effects.
First I tried disabling trail focus and fading windows as suggested earlier. I could not find any trail focus and disabling fading windows did not help.
Next, I decided to update Compiz to the latest version which seems to have helped others. This worked for me! I’m not sure if I did it in the right or best way, but I’ll post how I did it so it might help someone else:
Go Into Yast -> Software -> Software Repositories
Add -> Community Repositories -> openSUSE BuildService - X11 : XGL
Go Into Yast -> Software -> Software Management
Search for ‘compiz’
right-click everything that’s checked and select update
Had to restart for it to take effect, but I’m sure there’s a quicker way without restarting everything.