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  1. #1
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    Composition Managers trouble

    hello everybody
    i'm having some REALLY annoying troubles with composition managers in Lubuntu 12.04.

    i've installed Cairo Dock, which needs a composition manager.
    the dock alone looks like this in the Desktop:


    if i start the xcompmgr in the LXTerminal, it becomes like this (i don't know why that strange shadow appears around the calendar screenlet. if possible, i'd like to take that off)


    after starting the xcompmgr, it keep giving me errors at the LXTerminal screen:

    Code:
    error 8: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes) request 151 minor 6 serial 3717
    error 9: BadDrawable (invalid Pixmap or Window parameter) request 148 minor 4 serial 3718
    error 4: BadPixmap (invalid Pixmap parameter) request 54 minor 0 serial 3773
    error 8: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes) request 151 minor 6 serial 57103
    error 9: BadDrawable (invalid Pixmap or Window parameter) request 148 minor 4 serial 57104
    error 4: BadPixmap (invalid Pixmap parameter) request 54 minor 0 serial 57175
    error 9: BadDrawable (invalid Pixmap or Window parameter) request 152 minor 1 serial 64786
    error 3: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) request 138 minor 6 serial 64787
    error 3: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) request 20 minor 0 serial 64788
    error 3: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) request 15 minor 0 serial 64789
    plus, the dock doesn't works pretty good. it creates a blank area when it's disappearing from the desktop (what happens when i maximize any window).


    and at last: if i close the LXTerminal window, the xcompmgr stops working. it aparently closes too.

    i've also tried Unagi composition manager, with similar issues.
    and i wasn't even able to install Cairo Composition Manager. it's not available trough apt-get... and, also, i want a low-resource composite manager.

    does anyone knows why the composite manager isn't working as it should?? i don't know if it have incompatibilities with LXDE or something like that...

    sorry for my bad english, and thanks in advance!


    EDIT: when i start xcompmgr, the LXTerminal becomes unusable. i can type in it, but when pressing Return, it does nothing. if i close it, the xcompmgr closes too :/
    Last edited by Stauricus; October 12th, 2012 at 07:19 PM.

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    Re: Composition Managers trouble

    sorry for the double post. Unagi Composition Manager has the same problems:

    Code:
    diego@diego-System-Name:~$ unagi
    WARN: event_handle_unmap_notify:637: Window 2400007 disappeared
    WARN: event_handle_error:186: X error: request=XFixesCreateRegionFromWindow (major=147, minor=7, resource=10007c6), error=BadWindow
    WARN: event_handle_error:186: X error: request=XFixesSetPictureClipRegion (major=147, minor=22, resource=300004d), error=BadRegion
    WARN: event_handle_error:186: X error: request=XFixesDestroyRegion (major=147, minor=10, resource=300004d), error=BadRegion
    WARN: event_handle_error:186: X error: request=DamageSubtract (major=152, minor=3, resource=3000040), error=BadDamage
    WARN: event_handle_error:186: X error: request=DamageCreate (major=152, minor=1, resource=2400e00), error=BadDrawable
    WARN: event_handle_unmap_notify:637: Window 2200007 disappeared
    WARN: event_handle_error:186: X error: request=DamageCreate (major=152, minor=1, resource=2200360), error=BadDrawable

    Gosh. there's some package that composition managers usually need, and that isn't installed automatically?

    thanks!

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    Re: Composition Managers trouble

    Have you tried Compton??? It really works for me

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    Re: Composition Managers trouble

    thanks for the answer. but i gave up on CairoDock.
    now, everytime i start it, the whole system halts. and i have no idea why.

    maybe format C: would fix it. but that's not a thing i can do everyday.

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    Re: Composition Managers trouble

    Cairo has its own composite manager. http://cairo-compmgr.tuxfamily.org/

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    Re: Composition Managers trouble

    I got Cairo Dock, Compiz and Emerald all working stable in Ubuntu 12.04 and in 12.10. In 12.10 I did have to press the reset button a couple of times.
    But, it's doable.
    This is on a 64bit machine.

    Don't really know how to help but, sometimes you have to just keep jacking with it.

    12.04 also has the nice burn and beam up effects in CCSM. 12.10 does not but it's still good.
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