since I have already spent some time with googling and trying I decided to ask in the forum…
When I activate compiz, my window decorations are gone.
System: Thinkpad T30, radeon mobility 7500
radeon drivers (since fglxr do not run on my HW) are up and running, even 3D works nicely (glxgears, compiz effects)
compiz/window decorations enabled
neither emerald nor kde4-window-decorations work. - I even tried to start these programs manually with the --replace switch - nothing happens :\
Can somebody please tell me what to do / where to look / what to check – I’m stuck with this… >:(
Thanks in advance!
please verify that you have emerald installed. Go to Yast Software Management and search for emerald. If it’s installed then you should be good, if not then install it.
Next open up the CompizConfig Settings Manager (CCSM) and find the Window Decoration plugin. Make sure there’s a check next to it then click into it. Next to the Command option erase what’s in there and type
Then activate compiz-fusion.
thanks for your quick reply!
I did as you suggested and there were no decorations. In fact, emerald IS installed, nevertheless there are no window decorations.
I restarted compiz --restart ccp and I found the following lines repeatedly in my command shell:
compiz (core) - Warn: No GLXFBConfig for depth 32
compiz (core) - Info: Couldn’t bind redirected window 0x20000fa to texture
Since I run my screen on 1400x1050x16 this message makes certain sense, although I see no reason why window decorations are restricted to 32 bit displays…
When I switched to 32 bit (actually 24 bit), my desktop and its contents turned white as soon as I started compiz - aside from the fact that glxgears is roughly 10 times slower than on 16 bit…
Still thankful for further advices
How did you install compiz? There’s a chance your install could be screwed up. Please open up a terminal and provide the output of:
rpm -qa --last "*compiz*"
rpm -qa --last “compiz”
compizconfig-settings-manager-0.8.2-6.1 Sun 04 Oct 2009 01:38:36 AM CEST
compiz-plugins-extra-0.8.2-102.1 Sun 04 Oct 2009 01:35:37 AM CEST
python-compizconfig-0.8.2-3.1 Sun 04 Oct 2009 01:35:25 AM CEST
libcompizconfig-0.8.2-9.1 Sun 04 Oct 2009 01:33:50 AM CEST
compiz-emerald-0.8.2-2.1 Sun 04 Oct 2009 01:33:16 AM CEST
compiz-plugins-main-0.8.2-100.17 Sun 04 Oct 2009 01:30:41 AM CEST
compiz-manager-0.0.1_git080201-58.1 Sun 04 Oct 2009 01:30:27 AM CEST
compiz-0.8.2-162.1 Sat 03 Oct 2009 01:18:31 PM CEST
compiz-branding-openSUSE-0.8.2-162.1 Sat 03 Oct 2009 01:18:25 PM CEST
compiz-kde-0.8.2-162.1 Sat 03 Oct 2009 01:18:20 PM CEST
compiz-kde4-0.8.2-162.1 Sat 03 Oct 2009 01:18:13 PM CEST
compiz-emerald-themes-0.6.0-2.1 Sat 03 Oct 2009 01:18:02 PM CEST
There is a script checking for compiz compatibility and everything was ok: Setup - Compiz Wiki
I use the 1-click installation from Compiz Fusion - openSUSE
Which version of KDE4 are you using? If you’re using anything other than KDE 4.2 did you follow the steps in the post it refers to under the one-click-installer?
I just use the native KDE4 desktop effects and I’m using 11.2 milestone 8, but I’m installing compiz-fusion right now to check which packages should be installed.
Alright, well I checked the packages and you have an extra package. You have compiz-kde and compiz-kde4. Delete compiz-kde and try loading compiz-fusion again.
ok, first things first:
I use KDE 4.3 from the factory repo. Yes, I excluded the 4.2 repo during installation - didn’t want more troubles I already had
Now I removed the compiz-kde package. I didn’t test KDE3 but I expect compiz not to work there. Anyhow, KDE4-compiz is still not functional, the problem remains the same.
Hmmm. Works fine here. Try reinstalling the emerald packages. And if that doesn’t work, try reinstalling all of compiz-fusion. Other than that I’m out of ideas. Sorry.
thank you for your support!
After playing around with ‘install this’ and ‘install that’ I gave it up - actually I don’t feel like spending more time with that right now. Maybe openSUSE 11.2 serves me better…