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    [SOLVED] Why is my gnome composting/cairo dock not working?

    Hello. Im running Linux Mint Debian Edition. I have also installed Cairo Dock.

    At first there was a black box for a background, but when I turned on the gnome composting, I got the transparent background that I wanted. I turned on the gnome composting by going to control center/desktop settings/Windows/Use Gnome Composting.

    It was fine for about a day.

    Then all of a sudden I am back to the black box. I checked the gnome composting check-box and it is still checked. I don't know what else to try.

    Perhaps I need to install my graphics driver for my graphics card and use Compiz. I would rather not bother jumping through those hoops if I can help it. Bottom Line -- Gnome Composting is Broken!

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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    I would be interested in your laptop's video/graphic's card info, first.

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    This always happens to me. The problem has gone away after a reboot.

    Looks like things are ok now after I re-selected gnome composting.

    Thanks for the help.

    (my graphics card is a Nvidia GeForce 6150SE)

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