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Postby Adler on Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:43 pm

Hey Adler, It's hot in the valley!


newW2,

It is only 104 @ 9:00 PM Hot, is 120!

How do you know the Valley of the Sun?

Anyway, I'm hanging back on all this Fusion stuff, and working on several Site development things.

I have to say that Cassandra out-of-the-box has been the best distro that I have ever worked with. I mean codecs, and Beryl. Cool Tools there.

It might become a collectors item. LOL!

I feel sorry for those folks that good so excited, and then got trashed.

Thanks for that URL.

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Postby Adler on Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:59 pm

newW2,

By the way -- what happened to your Emerald themes?

Do they still work?

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Postby newW2 on Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:13 am

Adler: Yes my themes still work but I still use the script exploder found on the Ubuntu forms: http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopi ... 5&start=15
If I already have a window open when the script is launched the min/max, etc buttons are hidden (but the bar isn't), so I place / hover the mouse pointer over the where they should be and min the window; when I max the window all is present.

re: valley of the sun. It's where summer went for the winter, stays for the spring and well into summer, gets tired of being so good around July and pours on the heat and humidity. However, it will get better about October, and the 8 good reasons to live there begins. I'm a veteran. :)
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Postby Adler on Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:30 pm

newW2,

The only thing that I have had to run was <Alt><F2> then "emerald --replace", if my Emerald Themes didn't start on re-boot.

As it stands, there has been another up-date today, but still can't launch "Cube".

I've got some compiz-Fusion functionality, and obviously greater minds than mine see the issues out there.

Been hot here hasn't it? Freakin' Hot!

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Postby newW2 on Sun Aug 26, 2007 2:42 pm

Adler: over on the development area you mentioned that you had compiz-fusion working. Congrats. I got frustrated with the instability and removed it. Think I'll wait until version 6.0 is out. Listening to The Linux Action Show podcast sounds like many, to include other distributions are going to wait as there are so many issues.
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Postby Adler on Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:22 pm

newW2,

I have CF all together again. And, have been posting in the Ubuntu Forums.

Try http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=481615&page=34.

Obviously there is a lot going on in the background here. It seems I only needed to change something in the Settings Manager.

I can understand why distros have decided not to include it in their next release.

Looking backwards, Mint worked best with Beryl right out of the box.

But, I try to keep going that much further, and am happy that I haven't torched my system. I've done that a few times. LOL!

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Postby Adler on Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:59 pm

Hi All,

The up-dates keep coming from the Trevino's repos, and it is all so good!

However both Ubuntu, and Mint have backed off from adding compiz-fusion to their next release.

As I said before it might be better that way, but do I notice a back-off from this M$ Killer 3D Desktop in general?

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Postby Stumpy842 on Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:27 am

Hey I'm running CF from Trevi's repo with Cassandra XFCE Edition:

$ aptitude show compiz|grep -i version
Version: 1:0.5.5~git20070828+3v1ubuntu0

$ aptitude show emerald|grep -i version
Version: 0.5.2~git20070814+3v1ubuntu0

Here is my version of the script for switching CF on or off via a panel launcher icon:

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#!/bin/sh

# click to start, click to stop

if pidof compiz.real >/dev/null
then
pkill -x compiz.real && sleep 1 && exec xfwm4
else
exec compiz --replace -c emerald
fi


I hope this helps anyone running the XFCE edition 8)
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Postby boob11 on Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:45 pm

:D
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Postby Adler on Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:47 pm

Stumpy842,

Cool! What are those repositories?

I'm going to move from Cassandra soon.
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Postby Straylit Me on Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:18 pm

Ooook, a question.

Beryl, Compiz, every window decorator ive tried has had the same problem. I would like to start using compiz-fusion but whenever i turn it on the border of my windows (where minimize, exit, etc) dissapears. I cant do anything after that.
I do have the nvidia proprietary driver installed, btw.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Postby scorp123 on Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:43 pm

Adler wrote: I'm going to move from Cassandra soon.
I used the guides here:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompositeManager/CompizFusion
http://fosswire.com/2007/08/11/compizfusion-updated-guide-for-ubuntu-704/
http://forlong.blogage.de/article/2007/8/26/The-best-way-to-install-Compiz-Fusion-on-Ubuntu-Feisty

Yes, those guides are more or less identical. I checked all three just to make sure I am not following BS instructions :twisted: ... So this stuff is running now tip top on my hp dv2108ea laptop (Intel GMA950 graphics).

As for launching this thing ... I created a start script with the name 'start-compizfusion.sh' and placed it into /usr/bin:
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#! /bin/bash
compiz --replace -c emerald &
... This will activate compiz-fusion and load emerald as window decorator. Cool :D
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Postby Adler on Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:16 pm

scorp123,

Thanks for that. I worked my way through all the guides, but will stay put. Basically, everything works.

That will keep me going on and on for the until the next Mint release that I see.
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Postby ElementalTJ on Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:24 pm

Wow... That was surprising. Since I had no borders, and nothing worked, I decided to try something different. I re-installed Beryl (with CompizFusion still installed) and opened up Beryl. I set Beryl's manager to Metacity. I then opened up Compiz Fusion and set the manager to Compiz. Now, for some reason, Emerald works. Don't get what I'm saying? Post and I'll explain it into more detail. :D

Also, afterwords, I can right-click and Quit the Beryl Icon! Weird, eh?
I'm not sure if you have to do this everytime... I just tried it. :p

I'm using this for my Compiz-Fusion icon.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p= ... ostcount=8

For you to actually see the icon, you have to make your bar 26 pixels. :S
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Postby Stumpy842 on Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:37 pm

Adler wrote:Stumpy842,

Cool! What are those repositories?

I'm going to move from Cassandra soon.


Add this to your /etc/apt/sources.list

## Compiz Fusion
deb http://download.tuxfamily.org/3v1deb feisty eyecandy
deb-src http://download.tuxfamily.org/3v1deb feisty eyecandy
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Postby Adler on Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:50 pm

Stumpy842,

Thanks. I'll save this post, and when I move again to the next Mint version I'll do that thing to my repositories.

Is it, or not included in Celena? I don't think it is in the latest Ubuntu release.

This is one of the reasons that I'm sticking with Cassandra. I have better things to do -- like work on my WordPress Blog.
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Postby Stumpy842 on Sat Oct 20, 2007 6:33 pm

Adler wrote:Stumpy842,

Thanks. I'll save this post, and when I move again to the next Mint version I'll do that thing to my repositories.

Is it, or not included in Celena? I don't think it is in the latest Ubuntu release.

This is one of the reasons that I'm sticking with Cassandra. I have better things to do -- like work on my WordPress Blog.

I don't know... I mainly use PCLinuxOS and I just installed Mint Cassandra XFCE because I wanted to see what all the fuss about Mint was, and wanted to check out XFCE desktop environment anyway...
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Re: Installing Compiz Fusion

Postby Armann on Fri May 09, 2008 1:14 pm

Will this tutorial work fine with Daryna ?
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