What is usually the screen manager besides compiz?

I’m currently using compiz but it is not working right and I troubleshoot the problem using

compiz --replace ccp & emerald --replace &

and the output is

[1] 5453
[2] 5454
izaak@superdesktop:~/Desktop> compiz (core) - Error: Could not acquire compositing manager selection on screen 0 display ":0.0"
compiz (core) - Fatal: No manageable screens found on display :0.0

This means that I’m using another screen manager with compiz. How do I use just compiz and delete this other screen manager?

Are you using Gnome or KDE4? (They use metacity and kwin respectively by default).

BTW, a good reference:

Installing and Configuring Compiz - openSUSE Forums

I’ve read your link above and I couldn’t find any solution to my problem. I’m using gnome and graphic seem to be choppy when running video. How do I unable the other screen manager?

Box: openSUSE 11.2 | GNOME 2.28.2 | Acer RS740DVF | AMD64 X2 5600+ | Radeon HD4670 | 3GB RAM


Do you have the proper graphics drivers installed for your video card?

Just a thought since I saw ATI, and I’ve always had trouble with ATI cards.

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Yes I think I got it right there, but if I’m wrong, how do I check it? I did install the driver the proper way, kernel-modules everything. fgl_glxgears works, what else?

Check in your xorg.conf. It’s located at /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Make sure the ending section has composite enabled.

You can check out more about the ATI driver at this link
openSUSE Graphic Card Practical Theory Guide for Users - openSUSE Forums.

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