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Enable compiz on Mate in Mint 15????

Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 7:00 pm
by Ivan76
Guys where is the option to be enabled in register x enable compiz in Mate???

Re: Enable compiz on Mate in Mint 15????

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 7:33 am
by groggin
use synaptic to get compiz fusion icon, install, run and tweak to your liking

Re: Enable compiz on Mate in Mint 15????

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 2:04 pm
by robertlafler
I did install compiz and fusion icon but when I try to launch Compiz Fusion Icon nothing happens. It doesn't load to the system tray and I can't find a process for it in System Monitor. i try to manually launch with this in terminal:

compiz --replace

It failed a couple of times but when I just tried it to get the error to post it worked this time. So I will add this command to Startup Applications. Next to get Emerald loaded.

Re: Enable compiz on Mate in Mint 15????

Posted: Fri May 31, 2013 5:07 am
by groggin
lol, i have the same problem :?

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groggin@~~~~~~~~:~$ fusion-icon
 * Detected Session: mate
 * Searching for installed applications...
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
but i'm in ArtistX, the upgrade to 13.4 killed it

Re: Enable compiz on Mate in Mint 15????

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:15 pm
by mbalazs81

Re: Enable compiz on Mate in Mint 15????

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:03 pm
by pgyure
Guys,

The links above will not work either. I've checked them before I came to the forum.
Certain functions are simply not working. I don't think we can do anything as the Team replaced the mateconf-editor with gsettings. Maybe that's the source of the problem...

Re: Enable compiz on Mate in Mint 15????

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:46 pm
by catweazel
pgyure wrote:The links above will not work either. I've checked them before I came to the forum.
Certain functions are simply not working. I don't think we can do anything as the Team replaced the mateconf-editor with gsettings. Maybe that's the source of the problem...
The real problem is that compiz is pretty much dead. If you want wobbly windows, gliding dialog boxes, desktop cubes, and goodness knows what else desktop effects, wait for Mint 15 KDE and use that. It's all built-in, so there's no compatibility issues.

Re: Enable compiz on Mate in Mint 15????

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:52 pm
by mbalazs81
Not perfect but working somewhat. With emerald: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/05/how-to-i ... -1304.html
use dconf-editor instead of mateconf-editor. to startup programs: "compiz --replace", "emerald --replace".

http://kepkezelo.com/images/m71kz0ys1183dhdejz9.png

But this is very buggy at me.

Re: Enable compiz on Mate in Mint 15????

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:09 pm
by alexisg
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Re: Enable compiz on Mate in Mint 15????

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:19 pm
by boarder428
catweazel wrote: The real problem is that compiz is pretty much dead. If you want wobbly windows, gliding dialog boxes, desktop cubes, and goodness knows what else desktop effects, wait for Mint 15 KDE and use that. It's all built-in, so there's no compatibility issues.
Why is everyone saying compiz is dead?

Re: Enable compiz on Mate in Mint 15????

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:34 pm
by boarder428
I've had no problem getting compiz to work but the fusion icon does not seem to work in 15, but since mateconf-editor has been removed i cannot seem to figure out how to dissable Marco!

Re: Enable compiz on Mate in Mint 15????

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:30 am
by Honest Mistake
alexisg's instructions are correct. Fusion icon doesn't work, but it is not needed. Just install compiz /plugins / ccsm, test if compiz works:

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compiz --replace &
and if yes, set compiz as default window manager with:

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gsettings set org.mate.session.required-components windowmanager compiz
Be warned that this version of compiz has some issues, one of which (unclickable window borders on windows that start maximised) is particularly annoying and without a working work-around that I could find.

Re: Enable compiz on Mate in Mint 15????

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:47 pm
by izzo
In, relevant to what I need.

Re: Enable compiz on Mate in Mint 15????

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:54 pm
by StratosJL
Honest Mistake wrote:Be warned that this version of compiz has some issues, one of which (unclickable window borders on windows that start maximised) is particularly annoying and without a working work-around that I could find.
I confirm that the bug exists. I have not found a way to prevent it from happening, but when it does, you can move or un-maximize the window by pressing ALT, clicking anywhere on it (not the border) and then dragging it down and place/resize manually. :wink:

Re: Enable compiz on Mate in Mint 15????

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:42 am
by leonmaxx
On my Mint 15 Mate I have installed latest experimental Compiz from Sam Spilsbury ppa, it's pretty simple and working:

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sudo apt-add-repository ppa:smspillaz/compiz-experimental
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager compiz
gsettings set org.mate.session.required-components windowmanager compiz
And re-login.

Re: Enable compiz on Mate in Mint 15????

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:36 am
by ruwan
I don't know CompizConfig is installed successfully, but the functions are not working still.. It is disaster for me.. If it's not working I want to install Ubuntu 13.04. It works perfect on it.

Re: Enable compiz on Mate in Mint 15????

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:19 pm
by izzo
leonmaxx wrote:On my Mint 15 Mate I have installed latest experimental Compiz from Sam Spilsbury ppa, it's pretty simple and working:

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sudo apt-add-repository ppa:smspillaz/compiz-experimental
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager compiz
gsettings set org.mate.session.required-components windowmanager compiz
And re-login.
Just did all that too, no dice... I still can't get Cairo Dock with transparency working.

Re: Enable compiz on Mate in Mint 15????

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:05 am
by Honest Mistake
ruwan wrote:I don't know CompizConfig is installed successfully, but the functions are not working still.. It is disaster for me.. If it's not working I want to install Ubuntu 13.04. It works perfect on it.
Can you give more details on what is wrong? What happens when you try compiz --replace &? What functions are not working? It's possible that everything in the ccsm is turned off by default.

Re: Enable compiz on Mate in Mint 15????

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:03 pm
by MintRainbow
boarder428 wrote:
catweazel wrote: The real problem is that compiz is pretty much dead...
Why is everyone saying compiz is dead?
Because Canonical bought it, and it is no longer a real work in progress, rather, it's stagnated and it's only real use is as the compositor for Unity.

I've also pretty much quit Compiz because, as much as I loved some of it's functions (Expo was pretty damn nice BTW), I've learned to live without it in MATE. If you want working Compiz so badly, then modify a session to use GNOME iinstead of MATE -- You end up installing GNOME and Unity by default if you grab it from the default repos anyway.

I'll play in a live session and see if I can't submit a working configuration that work from modified session / xsession files. hacky, but hey what I use to do.

Re: Enable compiz on Mate in Mint 15????

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:15 pm
by MintRainbow
First, add nilarimogard's ppa for webupd8 packages (ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8). Optionally, add Dockbar Main Group's PPA (ppa:dockbar-main/ppa). Then, install compiz, compizconfig-settings-manager, emerald and avant-window-navigator, optionally dockbarx and awn-applet-dockbarx.

Then, [url=http://www.mediafire.com/download/7eo0s0fmck71h5m/compiz-awn-session.tar.gz]Click here and download the session files I made[/url], extracting /usr to file system. Log out, select "Compiz with AWN", configure AWN and Compiz to your liking. Use CCSM before you log out and enable what you want. Do not use File Watcher plugiin unless you want to kiss Java goodbye.

Works even with Sam's Compiz PPA, listed above. Mint menu does not work, not the official one from neelance's PPA or from here, for Mate. If someone can offer a fix, [url=http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=106355]do it here[/url].