sonicy at otenet.gr
Wed Feb 6 13:11:23 PST 2008
Manolis Kiagias wrote:
> E. J. Cerejo wrote:
>> I found what the problem was under KDE, in your tutorial you tell us
>> to run these commands as a regular user:
>> compiz --replace --sm-disable --ignore-desktop-hints ccp
>> emerald --replace
>> I found that both of these commands need a & sign at the end of each
>> of these commands, which will look like this:
>> compiz --replace --sm-disable --ignore-desktop-hints ccp &
>> emerald --replace &
>> once you run them like this, KDE will stop acting weird and starts
>> functioning correctly. Now when you restart kde it no longer starts
>> compiz automatically and you will get all the window borders and you
>> are able to save the settings using ccsm.
>> Which is not the case when running gnome. Once you run these
>> commands, compiz will work normally just like in KDE but it won't let
>> you save any settings, another words if you run ccsm it won't let you
>> select or unselect any plugins. Compiz command might be a little
>> different for gnome. Gnome will also complain if you run these
>> commands without installing /usr/ports/x11-themes/ubuntulooks first,
>> once you install this it will stop complainning. I will try to find
>> out why I can't use ccsm and if I find out I will let you know.
> I have tested this as a startup script in Gnome:
> #! /bin/sh
> compiz --replace --sm-disable --ignore-desktop-hints ccp &
> emerald --replace &
> I have entered this in "Sessions" as a Startup Program and it works fine.
> I am also able to change settings with ccsm (which should also be run
> as the normal user, BTW) and the settings are saved.
> Now, I don't really know where these are saved, documentation mentions
> a .compizconfig folder, but I don't have it.
> I don't have ubuntu-looks installed.
> I don't have KDE installed on this machine, so can't test with this.
> Thanks again for your feedback.
Actually just found out there are three different backends for saving
settings, according to their wiki:
namely gconf, KConfig and flat files
(look at the bottom of the page)
I have compiled compiz-fusion with gconf support, the settings in
gconf-editor are under apps/compiz.
You may wish to check what options you used during compilation.
I will update the article tomorrow to reflect all this.
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