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Re: Compiz 0.9.11 series package available
« Reply #75 on: 13. October 2014, 18:49:49 »
Hi Rob, I followed those instructions already mate, in XFCE I also have lost my bar at the top with the name and min/max/close buttons and the menu bar and keyboard control does not work, i.e. ALT+F4 or ALT+Mouse does not move the window.  What I did notice was the panels bars show when the desktop is first loading with a grey background, then it goes black the they aren't there.  The wallpaper on the desktop can not be changed either, it will open up the app for changing and let you select a picture but it simply doesn't change on the screen.

Now for the good news  ;D I am going to give the 0.9.0 dev edition with the Calamares installer a go so ya don't have to fix this one  ;) I know you're a busy man and I wouldn't want to be costing you unnecessary time, just thought I would let you know of his problem.

Before I do this re-install, is there any information you would want me to provide? or any files you might want to see? to see what may have caused it.

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Re: Compiz 0.9.11 series package available
« Reply #76 on: 13. October 2014, 23:38:15 »
I just installed compiz-manjaro... :)
I have a few "problems": :o
1.) my conky have some kind of transparent edges (it need to be transparent as it was under compiz 0.8 and without compiz). Attachment below
2.) cursor theme is changing when I hover over xfce panel, on top of opened windows, docky, desktop... That's pretty much annoying  :P (do I have to change something in ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-session.xml or something like that??)
3.) there are few centimeters between Whisker menu and panel (I can live with that)

Do you have solutions for this problems? Maybe I could also live and with those irritating borders around conky (around my 2 conkys) but those changing of mouse cursor is... ...arghhhh :D
I tried to find out how to solve conky problem but I did that as I should and I don't see any other solution for that...
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own_window yes
own_window_class Conky
own_window_type dock
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager 
own_window_transparent yes
I didn't tried 340.xx drivers with compiz-manjaro yet...
I like new compiz, it's snappier then 0.8 version, it uses less RAM, I see some new options and would really like to continue using it but then I must fix those little "problems" I describe above.

P.S. Interesting! When I log-off and log-in again, mouse cursor works like it should. And, again, when I reboot PC I have again cursor which switches  >:(
I installed new nVidia 340.46 driver so I will let you know how this version of Compiz works on it.
« Last Edit: 14. October 2014, 00:47:53 by trzalica »

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Re: Compiz 0.9.11 series package available
« Reply #77 on: 14. October 2014, 02:10:57 »
Hi Rob, I followed those instructions already mate, in XFCE I also have lost my bar at the top with the name and min/max/close buttons and the menu bar and keyboard control does not work, i.e. ALT+F4 or ALT+Mouse does not move the window.

Open a terminal and run
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xfwm4 --replace
rm ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-session.xml

Hopefully it will fix it permanently.


edit:
@trzalica
1. i don't use conky, so i don't know
2. i don't have any issue like this
3. this is a known minor bug (doesn't happen if panel is at top of screen btw)
« Last Edit: 14. October 2014, 02:13:16 by Rob »

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Re: Compiz 0.9.11 series package available
« Reply #78 on: 14. October 2014, 02:36:13 »
Can a 0.8 user let me know if 0.8 ccsm is affected also?

no compiz here with new protobuf
just downgraded to protobuf 2.5.0-4

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Re: Compiz 0.9.11 series package available
« Reply #79 on: 14. October 2014, 03:34:25 »
no compiz here with new protobuf
just downgraded to protobuf 2.5.0-4

Yes sorry, there was a mistake with Testing branch, it did not get updated properly.

Soon pacman will be telling you that packages in repo are newer than local, you can downgrade your whole system with
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sudo pacman -Syuuor just wait until we push the update properly.

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Re: Compiz 0.9.11 series package available
« Reply #80 on: 14. October 2014, 09:48:25 »

@trzalica
1. i don't use conky, so i don't know
2. i don't have any issue like this
3. this is a known minor bug (doesn't happen if panel is at top of screen btw)

I solved my problem with mouse pointer (cursor). :)
That is a problem with Xfce, not with Compiz.

First, I selected my mouse pointer theme in Settings and then in .Xdefaults (if you don't have that file, make it!) I inserted these 2 lines (replace NAME OF YOUR THEME with the real name of your theme):
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Xcursor.theme: NAME OF YOUR THEME
Xcursor.size: 16

One problem solved! :)
« Last Edit: 14. October 2014, 09:54:54 by trzalica »

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Re: Compiz 0.9.11 series package available
« Reply #81 on: 14. October 2014, 10:05:01 »
@trzalica

I'm using protobuf 2.5.0-4 so nothing to see with its update.
In both compiz 0.8 and 0.9 I use the variable "override" in "own_window_type":
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own_window yes
own_window_class Conky
own_window_type override
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager 
own_window_transparent yes

And it's very useful delays the start of conky:
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conky -p 20where 20 is the delay time in seconds.

Cheers

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Re: Compiz 0.9.11 series package available
« Reply #82 on: 14. October 2014, 10:22:42 »
@trzalica

I'm using protobuf 2.5.0-4 so nothing to see with its update.
In both compiz 0.8 and 0.9 I use the variable "override" in "own_window_type":
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own_window yes
own_window_class Conky
own_window_type override
own_window_hints undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager 
own_window_transparent yes

And it's very useful delays the start of conky:
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conky -p 20where 20 is the delay time in seconds.

Cheers
Thanks for your help but that didn't make magic on my conkys  :o
I always put delay 20 seconds on start.

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Re: Compiz 0.9.11 series package available
« Reply #83 on: 14. October 2014, 17:24:10 »
Open a terminal and run
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xfwm4 --replace
rm ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-session.xml

Hopefully it will fix it permanently.

Cheers Rob, this did the trick alright, thanks for your help buddy   

Cheers,
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Re: Compiz 0.9.11 series package available
« Reply #84 on: 15. October 2014, 13:53:50 »
I had flickering problem with compiz-manjaro and nVidia 340.xx drivers. After some research it seems that solution for that is to activate "Force full screen redraws (buffer swap) on repaint" in CCSM (in "Workaounds").
Everything is working fine after I did this.



https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg/+bug/1314367

Update: Don't know how but those 340.xx drivers got such an impact on my machine (even theme in SublimeText changed because of that) so I installed 304.xx drivers again. Those people in nVidia are starting to pi..ing me off  >:(  >:D
But as I said, at least there are no more flickering. Something seriosly isn't right with those new nVidia drivers  :-\
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Re: Compiz 0.9.11 series package available
« Reply #85 on: 15. October 2014, 14:17:00 »
I had flickering problem with compiz-manjaro and nVidia 340.xx driver. After some research it seems that solution for that is to activate "Force full screen redraws (buffer swap) on repaint" in CCSM (in "Workaounds").
Everything is working fine after I did this.



https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg/+bug/1314367

I don't experience it with my nVidia card, but thanks a lot for this info, i added it to the first post.

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Re: Compiz 0.9.11 series package available
« Reply #86 on: 15. October 2014, 14:19:14 »
I don't experience it with my nVidia card, but thanks a lot for this info, i added it to the first post.
You're welcome Rob! :)

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Re: Compiz 0.9.11 series package available
« Reply #87 on: 18. October 2014, 12:18:20 »
Maybe compiz-manjaro 0.9.12 soon?  ::) O:-) ^-^

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Re: Compiz 0.9.11 series package available
« Reply #88 on: 15. November 2014, 20:50:48 »
Hi!
I just installed compiz-manjaro and I really like it. Thank's for your work, Rob.
In case anyone of you is not happy with the default window-decoration-theme: As compiz-manjaro uses the gtk-window-decorator as default, you can put your metacity-themes in your ~/.themes or /usr/share/themes folder and change the theme by using the dconf-Editor (org-gnome-desktop-wm-preferences). There you can also set your titlebar-font and size. Now my window-decorations fits to my gtk-theme :)
You also could use the command-line with gsettings:
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gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences theme theme-name but it turned out that it didn't work for me too well.

Regarding conky and the "transparent edges": I also got that problem and couldn't find any solution so far ... Doesn't look too ugly though ;).
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Re: Compiz 0.9.11 series package available
« Reply #89 on: 15. November 2014, 20:58:45 »
Aaah okay :D turns out that it is way easier by just using the "Compiz-GTK decorator theme"-gui. Argh ^^
But hey, you can still choose your titlebar font and size with dconf, so the information may not be completely useless ;)