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Thread: Docky stopped working properly maybe something to do with composite

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    Docky stopped working properly maybe something to do with composite

    After working well for some time, the mail app and weather app stopped working. It might have something to do with a message about docky needs composite to work properly. I am not sure what composite is though....

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    Re: Docky stopped working properly maybe something to do with composite

    Open terminal and type
    Code:
    gconf-editor
    to bring up the configuration editor.
    Go to Apps>Metacity>General>Compositing Manager and turn the value to true.

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    Re: Docky stopped working properly maybe something to do with composite

    got the editor up, found apps but there was nothing called metacity...

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    Re: Docky stopped working properly maybe something to do with composite

    If docky works well other than the weather and mail applets not working properly, you have another problem.

    Have you tried removing and re-enabling the applets?

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    Re: Docky stopped working properly maybe something to do with composite

    Yes I tried that, but the applets does not remove complitely, settings and other things is still there when you turn it off/on. Maybe I need to completely reinstall docky. But I thought it was interesting to at least know what was happening as docky and applets was working perfectly the first couple of weeks.

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    Re: Docky stopped working properly maybe something to do with composite

    I'm having the same issue - the problem is compositing, whether in compiz or metacity. I had desktop effects working perfectly and then after an update all of a sudden compositing wouldn't work. And when I try to start compiz, here's the error message I get:
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    compiz: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/compiz/libdecoration.so: undefined symbol: decor_property_to_quads
    I had enabled the Compiz PPA, and read somewhere that might be the problem, so I disabled it, removed all the compiz packages and then reinstalled compiz - same problem.

    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated...

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    Re: Docky stopped working properly maybe something to do with composite

    try system > preferences > appearance > visual effects > normal or extra.

    if visual effects are set to none, docky stops working 'cause of compositing.

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    Re: Docky stopped working properly maybe something to do with composite

    Ok, I have identified the problem (I think).

    I have had the dockey on automatic startup when the computer starts. But the problem is something to do with the lock-in. The keyring comes after the dockey program in startup. In this way somehow it does not get activated when dockey starts up.

    On the other hand if I first start the computer and then manually startup Dockey the pop up with the keyring comes and after entering that dockey works fine.

    I have tried to reverse the order of program start up, with out succes. Anybody have an idea of how to fix this, so Dockey can start up automatically on computer start, and the applets still work?

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    Re: Docky stopped working properly maybe something to do with composite

    Anyone?

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    Re: Docky stopped working properly maybe something to do with composite

    You need to go to: sudo gedit usr/bin/docky and after the first line put sleep 5

    I had the same problem and this solves it, everything works great.

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