Mint13 + Mate + Compiz --> buggy

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Mint13 + Mate + Compiz --> buggy

Postby kaefert on Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:23 am

Hi there!

As also stated by the user "bkidwell" in the comments of this guide:
http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/919

The Compiz "Place Windows" plugin is very buggy. If the "Smart" placement method is chosen, then the movement of a window to another desktop (for example using strg+alt+shift+arrow-key) is very glitchy and doesn't work or the window is moved somewhere else then you want.

I also tried the placement method "Pointer". With this the movement of a window does seem to work, but when switching between desktops, sometimes the windows get moved (without command to do so) inside the desktop inside the target desktop.

Another Mate + Compiz problem is that the context menues sometimes stay empty at first, and only when you move the mouse over them the options apear (because they have to be redrawn because of the hover effect)
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Re: Mint13 + Mate + Compiz --> buggy

Postby kaefert on Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:23 am

since my post got about 80 views but no one answered, maybe I should formulate concrete questions:

Is there somewhere someone who is feeling responsible for the mate desktop with compiz and maintaining it for the mint 13 release?

What are the suggestions from the linux mint maintainers for a desktop environment?

Since there are dvds including mate and cinnamon I guess its those two, but are you suggesting to just use mate without compiz? In my opinion mate without compiz has a very "dusty" feeling to it, and therefore I think compiz is the biggest argument for a gnome2 / mate environment.

Cinnamon is also a very nice desktop, but since it's support for multiple monitors is extremly buggy and crashes on nearly every change, and is not able to recover by running "cinnamon --replace" in half the cases, I don't think its usable on notebooks that you need for presentations via a beamer (except maybe by using mirroring displays, this seems to work even in cinnamon, but this is not my preferred method)

Can somebody help me get in contact with maintainers of those projects that I might be able to help resolve those issues?
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Re: Mint13 + Mate + Compiz --> buggy

Postby kaefert on Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:58 am

Another issue I have with mate + compiz --> incredible ammount of background activity without me doing anything.

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  PID USER      PRI  NI  VIRT   RES   SHR S CPU% MEM%   TIME+  Command
   12 root       RT   0     0     0     0 S  0.0  0.0  1h44:04 migration/2
   16 root       RT   0     0     0     0 S  0.0  0.0  1h33:16 migration/3
    8 root       RT   0     0     0     0 S  0.0  0.0 38:02.80 migration/1
 2523 root       20   0 2547M 88356 68616 S 22.0  2.2 36:07.17 /usr/bin/X :0 -audit 0 -auth /var/lib/mdm/:0.Xauth -nolisten tcp vt9
 2633 kaefert    20   0 62852  4340  1200 S 14.0  0.1 22:54.01 /usr/lib/MateConf/mateconfd-2
 3012 kaefert    20   0  292M 16208  3488 S  8.0  0.4 13:42.87 compiz --replace
 2628 kaefert    20   0 26144  1972   576 S  6.0  0.1  9:50.87 //bin/dbus-daemon --fork --print-pid 5 --print-address 9 --session
 2547 kaefert    20   0  282M  1892  1228 S  5.0  0.0  9:12.80 mate-session
 2641 kaefert    20   0  403M 55432  2468 S  2.0  1.4  4:14.28 /usr/bin/mate-settings-daemon
 2659 kaefert    20   0  521M 13804  6520 S  2.0  0.4  3:13.75 mate-panel
 2711 kaefert    20   0  257M  9684   632 S  2.0  0.2  2:56.87 /usr/bin/python /usr/share/system-config-printer/applet.py
 5244 kaefert    20   0  497M  276M  3208 S  2.0  7.2  2:56.62 /usr/bin/gtk-window-decorator
 2684 kaefert    20   0  340M  1976  1296 S  2.0  0.1  2:54.65 /usr/bin/zeitgeist-daemon
 2698 kaefert    20   0  239M  4048  2688 S  2.0  0.1  2:51.36 /usr/lib/zeitgeist/zeitgeist-fts
 2685 kaefert    20   0  340M  1976  1296 S  2.0  0.1  2:32.37 /usr/bin/zeitgeist-daemon
 2699 kaefert    20   0  239M  4048  2688 S  2.0  0.1  2:29.86 /usr/lib/zeitgeist/zeitgeist-fts
 2701 kaefert    20   0  305M  7392  5824 S  1.0  0.2  1:59.67 mate-power-manager


When I'm running a cinnamon session, this is much better, and I get down to ~2% cpu usage if I don't do anything
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