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Re: compiz problem - No window managment.



Adam Jackson wrote:
Naoki wrote:
As I reported back on the 24th compiz was failing to perform any window
management, meaning all windows were on one workspace and had no borders
and could not be altered.   Matthias Saou correctly noted that this
would happen if DRI was not loaded which was exactly my problem.  With
the latest rawhide though the problem is back but there seems to be no
DRI problem in this instance..

It happens when you're not running gnome-window-decorator, or whatever it's called.

It can also happen if the compiz gconf database got screwed, which can happen if you upgraded from something earlier than 0.0.13-0.12.20060721git. In that case, uninstall and then reinstall compiz.

Other than that, as Adam mentions, compiz relies on an external helper program, gnome-window-decorator, to draw the window decorations. The recommended way to start compiz is to go to the System->Preferences->More Preferences->Desktop Effects and click the big button there. This will start compiz the right way and set it as your default windows manager. If that still doesn't work for, please let us know.

Kristian


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