Window compositing in LXDE 14.04 [PPC]?

Brendan Perrine walterorlin at gmail.com
Thu Jul 9 19:20:36 UTC 2015


On Thu, 9 Jul 2015 09:54:54 -0700
Fritz Hudnut <este.el.paz at gmail.com> wrote:

> HH:
> 
> Reading the blog report it looks like Compton is CLI based??  Seems like it
> is as he is showing the various line items to set it up . . . I'd prefer a
> simple GUI item that I can check or uncheck.  Either of those other apps
> "xcompmgr" or "cairo-compmgr" GUI items, or all are CLI??
> 
> F
> 
> On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 9:43 AM, Fritz Hudnut <este.el.paz at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > Homes:
> >
> > Thanks for the fast reply . . . I'll check it.  Is "compton" created by
> > hip-hop aficionados???  I could probably drive over and pick it up . . .
> > after traffic hours, whenever that is . . . .  LA is all about the traffic
> > . . . .  : - )
> >
> > On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 9:32 AM, Herminio Hernandez Jr. <
> > herminio.hernandezjr at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Compton is great for what you are looking for. See the ppcluddite blog
> >> for detail on how to set it up.
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >>
> >> > On Jul 9, 2015, at 11:17 AM, Fritz Hudnut <este.el.paz at gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > Folks:
> >> >
> >> > I've been continuing my testing of my min-installed XFCE 14.04 for PPC,
> >> and, kind of a mixed bag . . . it's ***almost*** there in terms of a daily
> >> frontline system, seems like the kernel figured out how to do "suspend" . .
> >> . but still, glitchy when it comes to dragging windows and th fan runs
> >> incessantly for "normal" tasks like typing emails . . . .  Both OSX 10.4.11
> >> and XFCE 14 seem to have problems loading the Gmail page . . . .
> >> >
> >> > Today I thought I'd add LXDE to the mix and had to figure out how to
> >> get the toolbar moved out of the way of the cairo-dock . . . but then the
> >> large "shadow" has appeared around the cairo dock.  In XFCE all I had to do
> >> was open "window manager" and check the "enable compositing" box and I was
> >> good to go.  Going through the numerous apps that might relate to window
> >> management in LXDE doesn't show anything like that.
> >> >
> >> > Can anyone point me to the application that might be the GUI option to
> >> enable compositing?  Or, I have to add "compiz" or "metacity" or something,
> >> which will then let me check the "enable compositing" box?  As it is now
> >> the blue shadow cuts off a large swath of the screen real estate . . . .
> >> >
> >> > Next stop, check and see if Openbox will show the cairo-dock && shadow
> >> . . . or nothing at all . . . .  : - )  Dang, had to quit C-D just to see
> >> the send button . . . .
> >> >
> >> > F
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I think that actually compton isn't really CLI based but a grapical application that is configured with a configuration file. I think I remember seeing one or two differnt GUI utilities for compton but I don't think they made it into the repos and with ppas not being build for powerpc I am not sure if there are builds for them. Sometimes compiling a GUI from source is harder than just editing the config files.  I seem to remember one a while back called paranoid that came with pclinuxos but have not really seen that elsewhere or widely discussed. 

I think I know quite a bit for someone who doesn't really like compositing or desktop effects.
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Brendan Perrine <walterorlin at gmail.com>



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