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Adverse effects from Compiz

#1 Post by roadapathy » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:21 pm

I'm an Ubuntu/Xubuntu user since 2009! MX Linux is absolutely incredible! It has pulled things together so nicely.

I did have one issue. I saw that somebody within the MX crew was a big Compiz fan- LIKE ME! I got really excited that I could get my Compiz desktop effects back. Well, I DID! I am so utterly happily right meow. However, when Compiz isn't running the window decorations are totally futsed. Could we get some sort of a tool that would put everything back together nicely? A theme/icon/GUI restore feature? Or maybe a tool that lets you switch between A) The default working versions and B) the one you futsed the hell up ?

I have Compiz starting up when the OS starts so everything is fine now. It's beautiful and awesome. Thank you!!!

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Re: Adverse effects from Compiz

#2 Post by richb » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:39 pm

I can switch from compiz to the xfce desktop with the fusion icon, right click>select window manager. The window decorations in xfce render perfectly. System specs, MX Tools, Quick System Info may help diagnose your issue.
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Re: Adverse effects from Compiz

#3 Post by roadapathy » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:49 pm

As long as I start Compiz (and I have it auto-starting), everything looks fine. The window decorations are there- but at some point, Compiz stopped and everything was shaken up and I had no way to restore back to the defaults.

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Re: Adverse effects from Compiz

#4 Post by richb » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:49 pm

Did you get compiz from the Package Installer? And again System specs, MX Tools, Quick System Info may help diagnose your issue.
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Re: Adverse effects from Compiz

#5 Post by roadapathy » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:12 pm

I did. I won't use any PPAs on this distro until I know what I'm doing. Also, the repos here seem to contain everything.

I'm running a Ryzen 1700 16Gb ram, SSD, Nvidia 1060.

System: Host: mx1 Kernel: 4.13.0-1-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3
Distro: MX-17_x64 Horizon December 15, 2017
Machine: Device: desktop System: Gigabyte product: AB350-Gaming 3 serial: N/A
Mobo: Gigabyte model: AB350-Gaming 3-CF v: x.x serial: N/A
UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends v: F8 date: 08/18/2017
CPU: 8 core AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Eight-Core (-MT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
clock speeds: max: 3000 MHz 1: 1550 MHz 2: 1550 MHz 3: 1550 MHz 4: 1550 MHz 5: 1550 MHz 6: 1550 MHz
7: 1550 MHz 8: 1550 MHz 9: 1550 MHz 10: 1550 MHz 11: 1550 MHz 12: 1550 MHz 13: 1550 MHz 14: 1550 MHz
15: 1550 MHz 16: 1550 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GP106 [GeForce GTX 1060 6GB]
Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.2 ) driver: nvidia Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB/PCIe/SSE2 version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 384.98
Audio: Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Device 1457 driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA v: k4.13.0-1-amd64
Card-2 NVIDIA Device 10f1 driver: snd_hda_intel
Card-3 Nam Tai E&E Products or OmniVision Sony Playstation Eye driver: USB Audio
Card-4 Logitech HD Webcam C510 driver: USB Audio
Network: Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: e0:d5:5e:28:54:0a
Drives: HDD Total Size: 6311.3GB (2.2% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST2000DL003 size: 2000.4GB
ID-2: /dev/sdf model: ST4000DM000 size: 4000.8GB
ID-3: /dev/sdg model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 250.1GB
ID-4: /dev/sdh model: OCZ size: 60.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 25G used: 7.5G (32%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdg1
ID-2: /home size: 205G used: 122G (63%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdg5
Sensors: None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
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Re: Adverse effects from Compiz

#6 Post by richb » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:18 pm

PPA's are a hit or miss proposition. Hopefully someone will jump in with more knowledge of your system.
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Re: Adverse effects from Compiz

#7 Post by roadapathy » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:40 pm

Everything is good now as long as I don't stop Compiz. I really am a Compiz fan so I plan to just keep it.

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Re: Adverse effects from Compiz

#8 Post by asqwerth » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:44 am

Under the fusion icon, there are 2 other options for displaying the Compiz graphics : indirect rendering and one other (can't recall its name , not at my machine at the moment) .

Have you tested stopping and starting Compiz with these 2 options? One of them might just work better.

Are you using Compiz 0.9 installed via synaptic or terminal, or version 0.8 Reloaded, via MX Package Installer's Popular Apps tab?
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Re: Adverse effects from Compiz

#9 Post by colin_b » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:49 am

If Compiz is still working, click the fusion icon, goto Select Window Manager, and then select Xfwm4.

This will change the window manager, and should hopefully solve your problem.

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Re: Adverse effects from Compiz

#10 Post by asqwerth » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:12 am

Then OP won't be on Compiz, which he likes. Unless you're saying to switch to xfwm4 and back again.
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