View Full Version : [ubuntu] Cairo Dock v2.1.2-1 working awesomely but still giving black background

December 10th, 2009, 04:19 AM
Hey all,
I've seen some threads about the same thing , but its got different versions
Now the Cairo Dock site says that after version 2 came out the OpenGL version of Cairo Dock works properly without any of that black background problem .

Config of my laptop, Dell Studio 15 - ATI HD 4570 ( Installed the ATI/AMD Proprietary FGLRX graphics driver) - running Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala and have compiz fusion setup and working just fine.
After that i got Cairo-Dock , the latest version 2.1.2 and it works fine with all the features and the rotate and the green lines effect when you hover over the icon with the OpenGL version - BUT there is like a big black box that take over the bottom 1/8th of the screen when it runs and the dock is resting at the bottom of the black box. This is a link to a screenshot of the dekstop when i start Cairo Dock, you can clearly see this black box covering the bottom part of the screen.
If anyone can please tell me how to fix this once and for all i would appreciate it.

December 10th, 2009, 05:25 PM
I hate to "me too" here, but me too. I basically lost all my configuration elements and can't get the corners to round on the 3D Plane

December 14th, 2009, 04:37 PM
One quick update. I switched to the non-open-gl version of Cairo-dock and it is better. The black box is gone. When I hover over an icon it still eclipses windows with a "sampled" bit of background. I am living with it for now, but would really like to get it back to the way it was. I also switched themes and have a nice rounded corner thing going on. I am running Metacity compositor.

December 14th, 2009, 08:26 PM
Lol the first thing i did after i saw the black box in the open-gl version was to start the one without open gl and that works just fine as well, but after checking out the awesome effects in the open gl version i would prefer to have that instead of the one without opengl

Can someone please help us with this? :)

December 15th, 2009, 11:19 AM
you may have to install the latest drivers of your graphic card.
also, did you try without auto-hide ?

December 15th, 2009, 08:51 PM
I hate to be rude, but Its not as easy a solution as that. If you read some of the other posts about the same problem you'll see it takes much more than that, but v2.0 says its been fixed but i still have the problem! Which is the whole problem!
Yeah my graphics card is up to date and yes i have tried everything possible including disabling autohide and reinstalling it twice.

December 15th, 2009, 09:05 PM
And you're SURE you have compositing enabled? If you don't like Compiz, have a look at Metacity......

December 16th, 2009, 12:04 PM
well some cards just don't support OpenGL correctly.
new Catalyst drivers add a correct support, but only for cards after 9600, which may not be your case.

December 16th, 2009, 12:59 PM
Yeah i have composting enabled and i love compiz!!

And i'm pretty sure my graphics card supports OpenGL well, i've used other programs that require it adn they work well and this Dock in itself, like i mentioend uses OpenGL to work and it works excellent with all the graphics on it, like you can in the picture, its just the black box that i don't know how to take care of

December 17th, 2009, 10:28 AM
my graphics card supports OpenGL well
obviously not ^_^
it supports OpenGL, but maybe not completely.
it is well-known that old ATI have crappy drivers.

December 18th, 2009, 08:36 PM
similar problem with ATI radeon HD 4350,

For some people if you turn on the emulate fake transparency setting gets rid of the black box.:)

I got rid of that, but have a weird halo surrounding it, and also the OPenGL animations show as a white box.

Karmic, cairo 2.0.9 karmic, new computer, compiz, etc.etc