View Full Version : [ubuntu] Cairo Dock Help

May 14th, 2009, 08:17 PM
Hi, ive just installed cairo dock... ive got 9.04
and it looks like this: and i dont know how to get it to something normal, not all black and messy,, also when i hover over it a black box comes around it.

How can i fix it ?? thanks!


May 14th, 2009, 08:22 PM
Goto System->Preference->Appearance
Then goto Visual Effects Tab
and choose Extra.
You have to have the Extra effects enabled in order for Cairo to work properly since Cairo is dependent on compiz to work.

What is yours set to?

May 14th, 2009, 08:37 PM
i dont have compiz fusion... but evertime i try sto set the extra effects in the appearance it says cannot be enabled.. ive got intel 350

May 14th, 2009, 11:45 PM
from the picture it looks like your rendering is off
I have used cairo dock with out compiz before and it
worked great,There should be a check box under background
that says repeat image as a pattern to fill background
make sure that is checked.Now with compiz your driver
may be blacklisted try running compiz check there is
a lot of info on it Here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=799070)

May 15th, 2009, 09:17 AM
Try not to run it like this: cairo-dock -o but instead, run it like this (Alt + F2):

cairo-dock -c

(that will make it run in cairo mode, not OpenGL mode).

June 30th, 2009, 11:07 AM
This appens also to me, with compiz activated (ccsm and all effects working ok). I've jaunty and the last version 2.0.6 of cairo dock!!
This is annoying because that appens with and without opengl rendering...
Is there a way to make this rectangle transparent?
Thanks a lot!