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LXDE enable compiz or compositing

Postby flebber on Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:22 am

I need to enable compositing but i cannot find how the top search result was this thread http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=141&t=79683&p=46283, howev er when I go to system tools I canot find a configuration editor option to enable compositing.

Is this different in LXDE 11?
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Re: LXDE enable compiz or compositing

Postby Pjotr on Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:54 am

Not a direct answer to your problem, because I don't know the answer. But I'd like to mention the following:

LXDE is meant for being lightweight and agile. Compiz is far from that. It's a resource hog. Installing Compiz in LXDE, more or less defeats the purpose of LXDE.... Using Compiz in LXDE is like pulling a caravan with a Suzuki Alto.

So I'd advise you to reconsider Compiz in LXDE. Compiz is fine in a big fat desktop environment like Gnome, that's it's natural habitat. :)
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Re: LXDE enable compiz or compositing

Postby flebber on Sun Aug 21, 2011 5:26 am

Well is there another compositing manager more suited to LXDE.
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Re: LXDE enable compiz or compositing

Postby Aging Technogeek on Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:29 am

You can use "xcompmgr". This is the basic X server compositing manager and will work on LXDE. It is available in Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager. For full installation and activation instructions, see this post

viewtopic.php?f=175&t=72538&p=421149&hilit=LXDE+xcompmgr#p421149
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Re: LXDE enable compiz or compositing

Postby Pjotr on Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:00 am

Another consideration: [understatement mode] compositing isn't exactly famous for adding stability to your system [/understatement mode]. In fact, compositing is "the usual suspect" for a wide range of common display problems.

Compiz.... First thing I do in a Gnome based distro, is disabling the bloody bugger. :evil:
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Re: LXDE enable compiz or compositing

Postby mrachni on Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:34 pm

xcompmgr did cos some trouble in my system so i tried compiz. Could be my problem using nvidia drivers and openbox. Nvidia 173 is stable bat slooow... Compiz works fine, its a bit slower than openbox but nothing serious.
You just need to install it from synaptic or apt-get. Compiz icon is also recommended. Just now that emerald is not working. Use GTK decorations. You can edit them from GNOME Configuration Editor. ETC

After some time i got bored. It probably still works but openbox is sufficient for my needs.
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Re: LXDE enable compiz or compositing

Postby AcidShAwk on Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:19 pm

in your ~/.config/lxsession/Mint-LXDE/desktop.conf change the 'openbox' command to 'compiz ccp'

apt-get install compiz and the plugins you want and youre good to go.

as for compiz not being stable.. upgrade your hardware.. its pure candy on my machine.
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Re: LXDE enable compiz or compositing

Postby Ikem on Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:13 am

flebber wrote:Well is there another compositing manager more suited to LXDE.

How about the Cairo Composite Manager?
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Re: LXDE enable compiz or compositing

Postby seppalta on Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:37 am

Why don't you like Openbox? It is very stable and easy to adjust: http://douwil7.100webspace.net/linux/Tuning.html#3
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Re: LXDE enable compiz or compositing

Postby jediafr on Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:03 am

In my experience, openbox is inferior to metacity (of gnome 2.xx) when it comes to one point : playing games in fullscreen with wine.
Openbox in this case gives with artefacts and slowesness...
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