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Hey none of the composite extensions are working in xfce. I have gotten them to work in kde 3.4 just to try something else, but I got rid of that ...
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    Hey none of the composite extensions are working in xfce. I have gotten them to work in kde 3.4 just to try something else, but I got rid of that too now, kde kept crashing either when kicker had 1% loaded or when 25% of the session was restored. Could the problems be linked? I added the composite option under extensions and allowglxwithcomposite, renderaccel under nvidia driver. Any ideas of whats wrong please?

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    Could you post your xorg.conf...would make it easier. I use XFCE and was having a similar problem....

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    You've gotta install xcompmgr and transset, google them.

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    Transset crashes my entire system when I start it. Xcompmgr works fine as long as I leave -c as the only option. Is there a reason it keeps crashing? I have nvidia drivers and use renderaccel option there. Is there any way of increasing stability?

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    xcompmgr is really flaky and still in "developmental" stages. I'm sure you've noticed the wonder when you type "xcompmgr -cf" or some other combo that causes your xserver to crash. With regards to transset...how is it crashing? Are you firing up
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    before you use it? it your xorg.cong setup properly?

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    I usually use xcompmgr -c and then open up another and then transset. That immediately causes my computer to stop, the mouse moves, but the keyboard commands (Ctrl + Alt + Backspace, Ctrl + Alt + F1, etc..) have no effect.

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    The shadows are having problems with the transparency...like I said before this stuff is flaky. Try that same process without the '-c' and see if it works. A recommendation if I may, if you use XFCE, they apprently have a composite manager that's 100 times better and less error-prone than xcompmgr.

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    And what would that be?

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    I haven't used it personally, but I believe it's already in the standard XFCE packages. I think you have to turn the option to use it 'on' while compiling the base packages. My roommate uses it and he hasn't had a single problem. Don't know the complete procedure...do some googling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibowtotux
    I haven't used it personally, but I believe it's already in the standard XFCE packages. I think you have to turn the option to use it 'on' while compiling the base packages. My roommate uses it and he hasn't had a single problem. Don't know the complete procedure...do some googling.
    According to the xfce website, you have to rebuild xfwm with --enable-compositor option. More info here in the FAQ:
    http://www.xfce.org/index.php?page=d...tation&lang=en

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