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Desktop Effects Only After Reload Window Manager

Postby safetycopy on Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:48 pm

Hi All :)

I'm having a little trouble getting the Compiz desktop effects working properly.

I downloaded the fusion-icon package, and added that to my startup apps, but when I restart or logout/login I have to manually click the 'Reload Window Manager' option to get the desktop effects to work again.

Am I missing something?

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Re: Desktop Effects Only After Reload Window Manager

Postby DrHu on Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:07 pm

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... bug/358097
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... viewstatus
    As said this setup works fine in 8.10, but in 9.04 it causes fusion-icon to start without loading any window manager regardless out witch one is set to load. The fix is as simple as clicking the reload button from the drop down list for fusion-con, but the Idea is for it to work without intervention.
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Re: Desktop Effects Only After Reload Window Manager

Postby pneumapilot on Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:26 pm

I know that when I was running 9.04, I would only start the icon when I wanted to change something, so I had it as an item in the start menu. I did that because I don't like a lot of icons on my bar, but I certainly didn't have a problem with desktop effects not loading properly. Until the bug is fixed, couldn't you just only start the icon when you needed it?
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Re: Desktop Effects Only After Reload Window Manager

Postby safetycopy on Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:38 pm

Thanks for the replies - it's nice to know I've not done something wrong :)

It's not really a hassle to reload the window manager after starting Mint - I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something.
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Re: Desktop Effects Only After Reload Window Manager

Postby richyrich on Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:54 pm

I don't see which version of Mint you are using, but, if you are using Main (Gnome), it may help to check that "Gnome Compositing" is turned off . . it is competing with Compiz, thus the conflict.

Menu -> Preferences -> MintDesktop , second tab.
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Re: Desktop Effects Only After Reload Window Manager

Postby safetycopy on Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:16 pm

I'm using Mint 7 "Gloria". Checked the mintDesktop setting and it is already unchecked.
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Re: Desktop Effects Only After Reload Window Manager

Postby richyrich on Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:32 pm

FYI . . :) . . ALL the new versions of Mint are "Gloria" . :D
- Mint 7 Gloria Main (Gnome)
- Mint 7 Gloria Main (Gnome) x64
- Mint 7 Gloria KDE CE (Community Edition)
- Mint 7 Gloria Xfce CE (Community Edition)
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Re: Desktop Effects Only After Reload Window Manager

Postby safetycopy on Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:32 am

Ah.

Did I mention I was a newbie?

:oops:

I'm using Mint 7 Main (Gnome).

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