llmb0611 wrote:can you please explain what does ''killall -9 marco'' do?
dezo wrote:Thanks for anwer zerozero, this works nice even if it's not ideal.
However, one more question: I thought that compiz was only a window manager and so it still needed a window decorator (displaying window header with close button & stuff) running (metacity). This is not true?
äxl wrote:llmb0611 wrote:can you please explain what does ''killall -9 marco'' do?
Marco is a fork of Metacity. Metacity is like Compiz a Window Manager. Two WMs don't play together (well?).
A more complete command:
killall -9 marco; compiz --replace & disown
Or the other way around:
killall -9 compiz; marco --replace & disown
I like that page to make forks/renaming clear:
dezo wrote:I've renamed /usr/bin/marco to marco.1 so mate cannot run it and added compiz to Startup applications. Which is not a nice solution but it works
Which package does mateconf-editor come from? I don't have this tool in my binaries.
dezo wrote:Yes, that's the right package, thanks.
But the method suggested by äxl doesn't work, the session is started without any window manager running.
dezo wrote:But the method suggested by äxl doesn't work, the session is started without any window manager running.
sh -c "killall -9 marco; compiz --replace"
dezo wrote:No problem. I think it's better not to start marco at all because after killing something seems to keep restarting it.
killall -9 marco
chmod +x killall.sh
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