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Postby maduranga on Sun Aug 05, 2007 3:18 pm

emerald isn't working. but compiz fusion works perfectly. someone please tell me to get emerald working?
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Postby newW2 on Sun Aug 05, 2007 11:42 pm

I added a script that launches from the panel. It's detailed in this post:
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopi ... 5&start=15
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Postby z0mbie on Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:15 pm

I'm having the same problems. Compiz won't auto load with Session entries applied and also Emerald isn't working at all.
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Postby newW2 on Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:11 pm

Any luck with trying the link in my previous post?
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Postby z0mbie on Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:06 pm

Hey thanks for the reply. I found the old tutorial helpful. I thought LinuxMint would have different configurations, but it's actually the same. I just followed part 2 of this tutorial: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=511166

Now I have compiz-fusion/beryl/emerald working smoothly. Session entries auto load also. Thanks for your help.

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Postby PaulFXH on Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:50 pm

This thread (and HowTo) was recommended to me in another thread today after I announced that I was unable to get CF working in Mint (although it DOES work perfectly for me in Ubuntu Feisty and in Debian Sid on the same computer).
Well, I tried this HowTo, but it's still not working.
The CompizConfig Settings Manager does show up in System>Preferences but it doesn't get me very far.
Two things I didn't fully understand:

Open Berly Manager and change any settings you normally have to change to run Compiz

As I have no experience running Compiz (only CF), I don't normally do anything here. What SHOULD I do to run Compiz?
You need to enable the Rotate Cube and then Click Enable Cube to get it to work

I just cannot find any Enable Cube to click.
In addition, my ~/.compizconfig folder does NOT contain a default.ini file so I'm unable to make the recommended change to this file..

When I change the Window Manager in Beryl-Manager to Compiz (from Beryl), no cube rotation is allowed, and all windows appear without decoration and cannot be moved.
This problem with the windows decoration and movement persists even when I switch the WM back to Beryl (although the cube does now rotate).
The only way to get window decoration and movement back is to reboot.

If I type
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compiz --replace -c emerald &

in a terminal I get this message
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paul@paul:~$ compiz --replace -c emerald &
[1] 24467
paul@paul:~$ Checking for texture_from_pixmap: present.
Checking for non power of two support: present.
Checking for Composite extension: present.
Converting gconf plugin list: ''
Checking for nVidia: present.
Checking for Xgl: not present.

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)
/usr/bin/compiz.real (core) - Warn: Unknown option '-c'

/usr/bin/compiz.real (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'emerald'

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)
Adding plugin put (put)
Adding plugin fade (fade)
Adding plugin glib (glib)
Adding plugin move (move)
Adding plugin reflex (reflex)
Adding plugin imgjpeg (imgjpeg)
Adding plugin thumbnail (thumbnail)
Adding plugin animation (animation)
Adding plugin zoom (zoom)
Adding plugin fadedesktop (fadedesktop)
Adding plugin addhelper (addhelper)
Adding plugin group (group)
Adding plugin svg (svg)
Adding plugin water (water)
Adding plugin wall (wall)
Adding plugin fs (fs)
Adding plugin showdesktop (showdesktop)
Adding plugin vpswitch (vpswitch)
Adding plugin place (place)
Adding plugin extrawm (extrawm)
Adding plugin mblur (mblur)
Adding plugin firepaint (firepaint)
Adding plugin scale (scale)
Adding plugin dbus (dbus)
Adding plugin wobbly (wobbly)
Adding plugin plane (plane)
Adding plugin clone (clone)
Adding plugin png (png)
Adding plugin video (video)
Adding plugin splash (splash)
Adding plugin annotate (annotate)
Adding plugin cubereflex (cubereflex)
Adding plugin crashhandler (crashhandler)
Adding plugin snap (snap)
Adding plugin blur (blur)
Adding plugin scaleaddon (scaleaddon)
Adding plugin cube (cube)
Adding plugin text (text)
Adding core settings (General Options)
Adding plugin opacify (opacify)
Adding plugin switcher (switcher)
Adding plugin neg (neg)
Adding plugin winrules (winrules)
Adding plugin screenshot (screenshot)
Adding plugin decoration (decoration)
Adding plugin trailfocus (trailfocus)
Adding plugin inotify (inotify)
Adding plugin resizeinfo (resizeinfo)
Adding plugin expo (expo)
Adding plugin rotate (rotate)
Adding plugin regex (regex)
Adding plugin minimize (minimize)
Adding plugin bench (bench)
Adding plugin ring (ring)
Adding plugin resize (resize)
Backend     : gconf
Integration : true
Profile     : default
Initializing core options...done
GConf backend: There is an unsupported value at path /apps/compiz/general/allscreens/options/texture_filter. Settings from this path won't be read. Try to remove that value so that operation can continue properly.
Initializing zoom options...done
Initializing svg options...done
Initializing place options...done
Initializing firepaint options...done
Initializing clone options...done
Initializing video options...done
Initializing annotate options...done
Initializing neg options...done
Initializing screenshot options...done

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)

(gtk-window-decorator:24491): Wnck-WARNING **: Unhandled action type (nil)
Initializing decoration options...done
Initializing minimize options...done
Initializing ring options...done
Initializing resize options...done
Initializing animation options...done
Initializing wobbly options...done
Initializing snap options...done
Initializing resizeinfo options...done
Initializing fade options...done
Initializing cube options...done
/usr/bin/compiz.real (cube) - Warn: Failed to load slide: 
Initializing switcher options...done
Initializing expo options...done
Initializing rotate options...done
Initializing scale options...done
Initializing cubereflex options...done
Active Plugin List update


Any clues?
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Postby merlwiz79 on Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:03 pm

PaulFXH wrote:Two things I didn't fully understand:

Open Berly Manager and change any settings you normally have to change to run Compiz

As I have no experience running Compiz (only CF), I don't normally do anything here. What SHOULD I do to run Compiz?
You need to enable the Rotate Cube and then Click Enable Cube to get it to work

I just cannot find any Enable Cube to click.

The 1st one is for you to have the drivers and xorg.conf for you machine set up to use 3d acceleration.

To enable the Rotate Cube plugin you need to open CompizConfig Settings Manager and Check the box next to the plugin name.

You may also want to enable Viewport Mouse Switch to use the Scroll Wheel on the Mouse to switch Desktops.

I have added a fix for getting Emerald to work.
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Postby PaulFXH on Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:42 am

Well, unfortunately, CF still does not work for me in Mint.
I don't believe it is a /etc/X11/xorg.conf problem as Beryl (which requires the same additional stuff in xorg.conf) works perfectly.
Additionally, I have already installed CF successfully in several other distros and never had the problems I am experiencing here in Mint.

But as many others seem to have it working well in Mint, perhaps there' some kind of imcompatibility in my computer.
I use a Dell Dimension 4550 (2.53 GHz CPU, 1024 MB RAM) with a nVidia GeForce4 MX 420 card.
My /etc/X11/xorg.conf is
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# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder3)  Thu Nov  9 17:55:20 PST 2006

# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf(5) manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Default Layout"
    Screen         "Default Screen" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Generic Keyboard"
    InputDevice    "Configured Mouse"
    InputDevice    "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
    InputDevice    "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
    InputDevice    "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
EndSection

Section "Files"

   # path to defoma fonts
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
    FontPath        "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    #Load       "dri"
    Load      "dbe 
    Load           "i2c"
    Load           "bitmap"
    Load           "ddc"
    Load           "extmod"
    Load           "freetype"
    Load           "glx"
    Load           "int10"
    Load           "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Generic Keyboard"
    Driver         "kbd"
    Option         "CoreKeyboard"
    Option         "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option         "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option         "XkbLayout" "gb"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Configured Mouse"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "CorePointer"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option         "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "stylus"
    Driver         "wacom"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
    Option         "Type" "stylus"
    Option         "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "eraser"
    Driver         "wacom"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
    Option         "Type" "eraser"
    Option         "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "cursor"
    Driver         "wacom"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
    Option         "Type" "cursor"
    Option         "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "DELL E771a"
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 MX 420]"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    Option        "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Default Screen"
    Device         "nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 MX 420]"
    Monitor        "DELL E771a"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "AddARGBVisuals" "True"
   # Option         "NoLogo" "True"
    Option         "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
    Option       "DisableGLXRootClipping" "True"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       1
        Modes      "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       4
        Modes      "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes      "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       15
        Modes      "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes      "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes      "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Section    "DRI"
             Mode 0666
EndSection

Section    "Extensions"
             Option "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection
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Postby merlwiz79 on Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:56 pm

Here are some corrections:
Change
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Section "Module"
    #Load       "dri"
To
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Section "Module"
    Load       "dri"

Move this
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Section "Screen"     
   Option         "AddARGBVisuals" "True"
   # Option         "NoLogo" "True"
    Option         "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
    Option       "DisableGLXRootClipping" "True"
To
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Section "Device"
    Identifier     "nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 MX 420]"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    Option        "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps"
    Option         "AddARGBVisuals" "True"
   # Option         "NoLogo" "True"
    Option         "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
    Option       "DisableGLXRootClipping" "True" 

My Device Section looks like this:
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Section "Device"
   Identifier   "nVidia Corporation NV36 [GeForce FX 5700LE]"
   Driver      "nvidia"
   BusID      "PCI:1:0:0"
  Option          "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps"
  Option          "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
  Option          "RenderAccel" "True"
  Option          "AllowGLXWithComposite" "True"
  Option          "backingstore" "True"
  Option          "TripleBuffer" "True"
EndSection
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