trying Xgl and compiz on KDE

golfer golfbuf at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 14:27:44 GMT 2006


On 2/21/06, Luke Monahan <lukemonahan at gmail.com> wrote:
> I was under the impression that the compiz-kde decorator wasn't
> finished yet, so I'm not sure why it's an option in apt-get.
>
> If you check http://webcvs.freedesktop.org/xorg/app/compiz/kde/window-decorator/
> you can see that there are many holes in the code, including the very
> sage:
>
> #ifndef I_KNOW_WHAT_I_AM_DOING
>     fprintf(stderr, "Qt decorator is not yet ready!\n");
>     exit(1);
> #endif
>
> I think you can run the gnome window decorator under kde in any case,
> and at least have a working desktop.
>
> Let me know if I'm wrong, as I haven't been able to try out any of
> this XGL stuff yet myself.
>
> L.
>

No I didn't check the code to realize it's not implemented yet.  But,
the great news is that it works with the gnome-window-decorator, as
you said.  Now I have a window control at the top that lets me grab
it, and the close, maximize/unmaximize, and minimize buttons work! 
This is great.

The only problem I have is that the switcher won't load .. this is
either in gnome or KDE.  I've tried a couple different load orders (as
suggested in the Xgl wiki), including:

compiz --replace gconf decoration wobbly fade minimize cube rotate
zoom scale move resize place switcher &

compiz --replace gconf switcher decoration wobbly fade minimize cube
rotate zoom scale move resize place menu &

compiz --replace gconf decoration wobbly fade minimize move place
resize scale switcher cube rotate zoom

I saw a comment that said that on subsequent starts it's not necessary
to list all the modules.  I wonder if the switcher can't be loaded
because their is some "original" loaded configuration that won't let
it?

Tips appreciated,



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