notify-osd & specification: something is missing/changed?

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 15:00:18 UTC 2009


On Friday 20 March 2009 3:41:30 am Christopher James Halse Rogers wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-03-19 at 21:03 -0400, Mackenzie Morgan wrote:
> > On Thursday 19 March 2009 5:45:17 am Nicolò Chieffo wrote:
> > > I've seen that in notify-osd source there are some calls that contains
> > > the name "blur". Does it blur for you? Maybe it's a problem of my
> > > video card...
> > 
> > It can only do the dimming/blurring if you use a compositing window 
manager 
> > like Compiz, or if you turn on compositing in KWin or Metacity.
> 
> I suspect that it can only blur while using Compiz (I don't remember
> bumping into a blur plugin in kwin's kontrol kentre, and even if kwin
> supports blur I'm not sure whether it uses the same X flags that compiz
> uses).  This would also require Compiz's blur plugin to (a) be enabled,
> and (b) be running on a card with enough features to support it.  There
> are 3 blur modes and all but the "MipMap" one require pixel shaders
> IIRC.  Your card may not have these.

KWin compositing finally works on my system again, so I can confirm: yes, 
blurring/dimming work *fine* with composited KWin. 

-- 
Mackenzie Morgan
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