trying Xgl and compiz on KDE
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
> #ifndef I_KNOW_WHAT_I_AM_DOING
> fprintf(stderr, "Qt decorator is not yet ready!\n");
> 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.
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
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