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    How to enable desktop compositor

    I have a program that requires desktop composition to be enabled. How can I do that?

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    Re: How to enable desktop composition

    Don't know with what DE are you dealing, but in Xubuntu the compositor can be checked (if it is not already) via the window-manager tweaks, under the Compositor tab.

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    Re: How to enable desktop composition

    Using Ubuntu 13.10 neither Unity Tweak Tool nor Tweak Tool has a "compositor".
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    Re: How to enable desktop composition

    Is it in compizcconfig settings manager, where you enable or disable the various compiz plugins?

    I don't use unity or compiz so do not know the answer, but it would seem to be a possibility, as I am pretty sure that compiz has compositing available.
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    Re: How to enable desktop composition

    ^^^^Aye, ccsm has a plugin called composite.
    I don't know if that's what you're looking for, though.

    I thought it was set already.

    What's the program, anyway?
    Maybe knowing the app can help us determine the compositing situation.
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    Re: How to enable desktop composition

    Quote Originally Posted by ajgreeny View Post
    Is it in compizcconfig settings manager, where you enable or disable the various compiz plugins?

    I don't use unity or compiz so do not know the answer, but it would seem to be a possibility, as I am pretty sure that compiz has compositing available.
    Ubuntu doesn't seem to have compiz.

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    Re: How to enable desktop composition

    Quote Originally Posted by oldtraveler2 View Post
    Ubuntu doesn't seem to have compiz.
    What are you running then?
    compiz is a core part of the unity desktop.

    Are you running 12.04?
    If that's the case, then you might be running unity2d which doesn't use compiz, but instead uses metacity.
    (Or something like that)
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    Re: How to enable desktop composition

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    What's the program, anyway?
    Maybe knowing the app can help us determine the compositing situation.[/QUOTE]

    The program is Oxynger KeyShield. It is installed on win7 & as a guest of VMWare Player in Ubuntu 13.10.

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    Re: How to enable desktop composition

    The program is Oxynger KeyShield. It is installed on win7 & as a guest of VMWare Player in Ubuntu 13.10.
    This is what you would call relevant information.
    I don't know anything about how VMware works, but others do.
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    Re: How to enable desktop composition

    Compiz is a compositor/windows manager and it is installed in Ubuntu by default. Without Compiz Ubuntu would not have a desktop user interface.

    Ubuntu does not have CompizConfiguration Settings Manager (CCSM) installed by default. We have to install it. It is in the Ubuntu Software Centre. And it does have a setting called Composite.

    Oxynger Keyshield is a Windows application. which you knew but we did not. If you are running it in Windows that is being run in a virtual Machine that in turn is running in Ubuntu then, it could be that you need to change a setting in the Virtual Machine.

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