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    Re: How to enable compositing in Lubuntu.

    Quote Originally Posted by beew View Post

    Lubuntu is fast but many things don't work apparently. Since there aren't many threads about Lubuntu, if you don't mind me asking, have you tried playing a cd or dvd? In my Lubuntu install that only works with command line.
    I installed Lubuntu using the daily build images for 11.10 and it works great. Maybe something happened during the install that caused your problem.

    I still have not been able to get xcompmgr working but I was only trying to use it for docky. I have discovered Cairo-dock works without compositing and tried that instead. It is great. My machine ran Kubuntu and Ubuntu Unity well but I am glad that I tried Lubuntu because I love the speed with which my programs load.

    Penny

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    Re: How to enable compositing in Lubuntu.

    Hi there and thanks for using Lubuntu.
    I don't really have to write much except it ROCKS, period.

    People/Users usually forget one simple fact which is: Lubuntu is designed to work on Old Machines and breath new life into them. Also, it's designed to work on Mini notebook, mobile devices, etc. It's not like Ubuntu and will never be. LXDE, the native Desktop Environment is not as fancy as Unity, GNOME or KDE but as of today, I have no problem with it at all. All what I need, work perfectly.

    What could be better than super fast machine with 2 seconds to shutdown and less than 1 min to start up?

    For me, I don't care at all with anything like Docky, Compiz (which works on Lubuntu/LXDE by the way) or stuff like that. However, I installed Cairo-Dock the other day while I was helping my Lubuntu Team to test 11.10 and it worked perfectly.

    I installed 11.10 (for testing purposes) on 242MB RAM and the Live Session worked and after the installation it worked without any issue. Yes, definitely it will be slow but neither Xubuntu, Ubuntu nor Kubuntu is capable of running on such low RAM.

    Above all, I have installed 11 months ago, Linux Mint 9 LXDE on 12 years old laptop with 64MB RAM and 366MHz P2 CPU and ... it worked MUCH faster than XP or even Win98. IMHO, nothing can beat LXDE.

    Lubuntu is amazing. I'm not writing that because I'm one of its team, but I'm writing that as one of its USERS

    P.S.
    I suggest to use Cairo-Dock instead of Docky but that's just a suggestion NOT a solution
    Last edited by amjjawad; October 11th, 2011 at 09:09 PM.

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    Re: How to enable compositing in Lubuntu.

    Quote Originally Posted by amjjawad View Post

    P.S.
    I suggest to use Cairo-Dock instead of Docky but that's just a suggestion NOT a solution
    When I couldn't get xcompmgr to work I did a yahoo search for a dock that doesn't require compositing and Cairo-dock came up. I would have used that first if I would have known....

    It works great.

    Penny

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    Re: How to enable compositing in Lubuntu.

    Quote Originally Posted by mystika1 View Post
    When I couldn't get xcompmgr to work I did a yahoo search for a dock that doesn't require compositing and Cairo-dock came up. I would have used that first if I would have known....

    It works great.

    Penny
    That's why it called "Search Engine"

    All the best and enjoy the crazy speed

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    Re: How to enable compositing in Lubuntu.

    I am ok without compositing but... I get the following message in the terminal when I type in xcompmgr:

    Another composite manager is already running
    The only thing I have done is place xcompmgr in my autostart file. What other composite mgr could be running? Any clues as to why this message comes up? I thought that LXDE had no composite manager.

    Thanks,

    Penny

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    Re: How to enable compositing in Lubuntu.

    Quote Originally Posted by mystika1 View Post
    I am ok without compositing but... I get the following message in the terminal when I type in xcompmgr:



    The only thing I have done is place xcompmgr in my autostart file. What other composite mgr could be running? Any clues as to why this message comes up? I thought that LXDE had no composite manager.

    Thanks,

    Penny
    Very interesting. I must do some search

    Please remind me after two days in case I didn't get back to you

    Edit:
    Wait, you said it's on your auto-start app, right? perhaps that's why?

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    Re: How to enable compositing in Lubuntu.

    Quote Originally Posted by amjjawad View Post

    Edit:
    Wait, you said it's on your auto-start app, right? perhaps that's why?
    Hi,
    I followed the directions given to me in this same thread and put @xcompmgr -n & here:
    gksudo leafpad /etc/xdg/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart

    Should I have put it somewhere else?

    I am not a noob but...I am not an expert either so please correct me if I placed that incorrectly.

    thanks,

    Penny

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    Re: How to enable compositing in Lubuntu.

    Quote Originally Posted by mystika1 View Post
    Hi,
    I followed the directions given to me in this same thread and put @xcompmgr -n & here:
    gksudo leafpad /etc/xdg/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart

    Should I have put it somewhere else?

    I am not a noob but...I am not an expert either so please correct me if I placed that incorrectly.

    thanks,

    Penny
    Code:
     gksudo leafpad /etc/xdg/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart
    That's the auto start location, yes. But I'm not sure what to put there. I mean I'm not sure whether you need to enter this:
    Code:
    @xcompmgr -n
    or something else?!

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    Re: How to enable compositing in Lubuntu.

    Hi,
    I want to thank everyone for the help provided. I have discovered an old thread that has a small GUI for xcompmgr that solved the issue.
    The following dependency must be installed first...
    sudo apt-get install libgtkmm-2.4-1c2
    I installed the GUI program
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...&postcount=170

    and went in lxterminal and typed
    gcompmgr
    and I was able to configure compositing. It is a great tool. Even though I could have quickly installed Compiz to take care of compositing.... I really wanted to keep my machine running bloat free.

    The original thread that lead me to the solution is here...
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=75527 to give credit where credit is due. I just condensed it to make a long story short for anyone else who uses Lubuntu that would like a little bit of bling without having to make big changes or having to install more than they may need.(compiz)

    I like speed....Lubuntu rocks!

    Penny

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    Re: How to enable compositing in Lubuntu.

    Hi Penny,

    Looks like we (me and you) are going to write a new guide/howto for that

    I'm very glad you managed to fix it and it's really good to know that Lubuntu is very much capable of anything, not like some may think for a moment
    It's lightweight but ROCK.

    If you don't have another question, please mark this as SOLVED.
    Also, I'd suggest to write on LXDE Forum a guide or howto which explains all the steps one needs to follow to enable that in Lubuntu.
    I'm planning to have a sub-forum for Lubuntu on LXDE Forum but must talk to my team first. I'm a moderator yes but don't have Full-Access yet.

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