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Re: compiz problem - No window managment.



On Tue, 2006-08-29 at 14:06 -0400, Kristian Høgsberg wrote:
> 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.

Howdy, indeed the only way I enable it is through the preferences
window. Your trick of remove/re-install has solved the issue for me
though thanks!

Now I just need to work out how the heck to get the function keys to act
as workspace switchers.


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