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Compiz - Autostart fail

Postby jp734 on Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:40 pm

For a long time, I've never had any problem with my system. Compiz, conky (3 windows) and AWN started automatically and ran properly. Until one day I decided to try CAIRO-DOCK. After installing cairo-dock, when I boot my computer, the screen will flicker 10 or more times, conky will only show 1 window and compiz is not started. Cairo-dock looked a lot better than AWN but since it messed up my system, I decided to uninstall it. But of course, I still get the same problem after removing it. I reinstalled compiz but to no effect. I ran compiz-check and I did get a lot of errors. There's probably about 50 lines of them. Example below:

/usr/share/themes/Cukoo-spit/gtk-2.0/iconrc:5: Unable to locate image file in pixmap_path: "stock_volume.svg".

I checked the iconrc file and pixmap_path is configured to "/opt/gnome2/share/icons/Gorilla/scalable/stock" which doesn't exist. I only have Adobe folder under /opt. What could have caused this?

Also, I want you to know that if I run "compiz --replace" on terminal, IT WORKS. I am using Mint 9 Isadora XFCE.

Thanks.
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Re: Compiz - Autostart fail

Postby sagirfahmid3 on Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:55 am

jp734 wrote:For a long time, I've never had any problem with my system. Compiz, conky (3 windows) and AWN started automatically and ran properly. Until one day I decided to try CAIRO-DOCK. After installing cairo-dock, when I boot my computer, the screen will flicker 10 or more times, conky will only show 1 window and compiz is not started. Cairo-dock looked a lot better than AWN but since it messed up my system, I decided to uninstall it. But of course, I still get the same problem after removing it. I reinstalled compiz but to no effect. I ran compiz-check and I did get a lot of errors. There's probably about 50 lines of them. Example below:

/usr/share/themes/Cukoo-spit/gtk-2.0/iconrc:5: Unable to locate image file in pixmap_path: "stock_volume.svg".

I checked the iconrc file and pixmap_path is configured to "/opt/gnome2/share/icons/Gorilla/scalable/stock" which doesn't exist. I only have Adobe folder under /opt. What could have caused this?

Also, I want you to know that if I run "compiz --replace" on terminal, IT WORKS. I am using Mint 9 Isadora XFCE.

Thanks.

Try adding "compiz" to your autostart menu. Open up the terminal and type in "gksu thunar," which will open the file manager as root. Copy and paste the code below to File System>etc>xdg>autostart>make "new file", then paste the contents in there and save as "compiz autostart.desktop"

This is what the file should look like:
Code: Select all
[Desktop Entry]
Name=Compiz Autostart
Comment=Compiz autostart
Exec=compiz
Terminal=false
OnlyShowIn=GNOME;XFCE;LXDE;
#X-GNOME-AutoRestart=true

Name[en_US]=compiz-autostart.desktop
Save it and restart your computer. If it works, great; if not, pm me.
If you are also interested in using xcompmgr instead of compiz, look at this post which is a guide made by me, and it works for LXDE, XFCE, KDE, and GNOME. viewtopic.php?f=175&t=82563
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Re: Compiz - Autostart fail

Postby mbalazs81 on Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:13 pm

Hello
In the /etc/xdg/autostart/ can I set the programs sequence, which one should start first?
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Re: Compiz - Autostart fail

Postby sagirfahmid3 on Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:43 am

It doesn't matter the order they are in; just add whatever program you want to start on a new line.
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Re: Compiz - Autostart fail

Postby wyrdoak on Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:13 am

You might try Xfce Mintdesktop and set compiz to start on boot and the compiz fusion-icon in auto start.

I found with these two I can leave off the compiz auto start.

You might also check to see if the Xfce integration plugin for Cario Dock is installed.
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