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Compiz trouble

Postby newn on Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:29 am

On Mint 13 x64 Cinnamon, I'm getting this error when typing the following command after installing it:

compiz --replace


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compiz (decor) - Warn: No default decoration found, placement will not be correct


I have the default Nvidia drivers installed.
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Re: Compiz trouble

Postby Oscar799 on Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:01 am

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Re: Compiz trouble

Postby zerozero on Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:23 am

compiz is not compatible with cinnamon or gnome-shell. it is compatible with mate and gnome-classic
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Re: Compiz trouble

Postby newn on Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:42 am

I see. I saw an amazing video of a cube-like desktop switcher on Youtube earlier. A few fancy things like that are good sometimes. I assume there's no good alternative for it? :)
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Re: Compiz trouble

Postby zerozero on Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:42 pm

cinnamon has some built-in effects and probably more will be added with further development (tho that is not the main focus right now) but i don't know really if we ever gonna get the mythic :lol: cube (unless someone writes an extension)
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Re: Compiz trouble

Postby newn on Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:58 pm

I'm still playing with the various configurations. I'm going to uninstall a lot of what I've installed too, like compiz for example.

So far, I'm liking this OS and I'm planning to use it to get more experience when working with Linux. Not sure where to start yet, but I'm sure there's much more to learn than apt-get install. :D
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Re: Compiz trouble

Postby nymusicman on Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:57 am

If compiz and Cinnamon absolutely cannot be used together than how did the maker of jessbuntu do it. Jessbuntu is based on Zorin OS but as I'm playing around I've noticed the following: All effects are controlled by Compiz, The icons in the upper right are gnome/cinnamon applets, when you right click on the Desktop and select Change Desktop Background and Cinnamon dialog comes up. Somehow, someway this has intermixed Cinnamon and Compiz. I wonder How. Check it out

http://speedracke6.wix.com/jessere-spin#!jessbuntu/c1vn3

This is only 32-bit, but if I can get most of this on my 64-bit Ubuntu/Mint installation that would be awesome!
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Re: Compiz trouble

Postby zerozero on Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:58 am

afaik zorin uses a customised cairo session (on top of gnome fallback and yes this one can use compiz because fallback uses metacity)
anyway i'm d/ling this respin to check it out.
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