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starting compiz

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:34 pm
by dld
I am moving from Ubuntu. Linux Mint on a backup system seemed wonderful. Compiz runs and places windows almost where I want them. (Firefox and Thunderbird refuse to go anywhere but workspace #1.) So the big plunge today: Put Mint on my main system. my /home is in a separate partition, so it should be retained. It was, but configuration information is included, so that the screen looks like my Ubuntu screen. Two panels with the "Applications Places System" directly from Ubuntu. Ok, I can handle the launchers.

But compiz isn't running so my startup app windows all pile up on workspace #1. ps -A shows metacity running. There must be a easy fix, but I can't find it. What starts the window manager? /etc/init.d doesn't tell me the answer. Thanks for help.\
Don

Re: starting compiz

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:06 pm
by barko
I run it from autostart folder when I log in to gnome session. My command is only: "compiz --replace"
I hope this helps a little bit. :)

run this: gnome-session-properties

then add new program there with run command: compiz --replace

this should do the trick

Re: starting compiz

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:49 am
by dld
Wow! I just added compiz --replace as a Startup Application. All Hell breaks loose; looks like compiz and metacity are fighting. Endless placing startup windows over one another. I had to go to a console to reboot. Not sure how to ever recover other than another install.

Re: starting compiz

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:43 pm
by remoulder
Whilst you haven't said which version of mint you are running I am assuming it is Mint 11 since you posted in the forum for that version, in which case please read the release notes re Compiz.