Window compositing in LXDE 14.04 [PPC]?

Herminio Hernandez, Jr. herminio.hernandezjr at gmail.com
Thu Jul 9 21:22:03 UTC 2015


Compton is just a fork of xcompmgr. If you want compositing in LXDE then
you will need to use CLI tools. Maybe if you switched window managers like
Metacity, I think lxappearce will let you switch.

On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 2:20 PM, Brendan Perrine <walterorlin at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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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