Package Details: compiz

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Package Base: compiz
Description: Composite manager for Aiglx and Xgl, with plugins and CCSM
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Licenses: GPL, LGPL, MIT
Conflicts: ccsm, compiz-bcop, compiz-core, compiz-fusion-plugins-experimental, compiz-fusion-plugins-extra, compiz-fusion-plugins-main, compiz-gtk, compizconfig-python, libcompizconfig, simple-ccsm
Provides: ccsm=, compiz-bcop=, compiz-core=, compiz-plugins-extra=, compiz-plugins-main=, compizconfig-python=, libcompizconfig=
Submitter: Chazza
Maintainer: Chazza
Last Packager: Chazza
Votes: 139
Popularity: 0.762600
First Submitted: 2014-08-04 13:22
Last Updated: 2018-03-14 11:26

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dwellingsoul commented on 2018-05-27 04:11

@Chazza Sorry for the late reply.

I noticed that in order to reproduce the crash you must put something in the "window" field (such as thunar, xfce4-terminal, etc...). Probably it won't crash immediately but it will for sure if you issue compiz --replace or if you re-enable the plugin.

I was referring to this compiz (not compiz-manjaro). Back when I used Manjaro I installed this package and I had the same results with Arch. Since you didn't experience any crashes I think it might be related to my graphics card (nvidia quadro 4000), but who knows. The feature doesn't work anyway, and it might as well crash for other users.

Yeah, I followed your advice and so far, compiz 0.8 is working fine even with Gaussian Blur. That bug report isn't going to receive any support from Canonical. Since Ubuntu 14.04 they pretty much killed compiz, but hey, compiz 0.8 still does the job pretty well. Thanks for the reply.

Chazza commented on 2018-05-22 15:01

@dwellingsoul Thanks for your message. I had a look at this and you're right - the Blur Windows plugin does nothing. I wasn't able to reproduce a crash when selecting the Gaussian filter though.

With regards to the Manjaro package, they're not using exactly the same Compiz version. They shadowed a decision of mine back in December of last year to use a development snapshot. I later changed this package back to using the release version because of some issues reported to me. But as far as I'm aware they're still using the dev snapshot.

So that could account for why the Manjaro version crashes and this one does not. However, I did try testing this with compiz-bzr which at the moment is only slightly more recent than the dev snapshot that Manjaro uses (r4143 vs r4138) and I didn't get a crash there either so who knows.

I'm sorry but I don't think there's anything I can do about this right now. :( I've never done OpenGl programming you see, otherwise I would try and fix it myself.

I notice that there's a bug report for the Blur plugin crashing on the launchpad front page [1] so you could try adding to that. But bear in mind that Compiz is not really a priority for Canonical now seeing as Unity 7 is no longer being used in new Ubuntu versions.

Have you tried using a recent version of Compiz 0.8? I've not tried it myself but it has a new upstream on GitHub which has a good deal more development activity than Compiz 0.9 as far as I can tell. You might have more luck with that.


dwellingsoul commented on 2018-05-21 00:29

Everything is working fine except for one thing: Blur Windows. Doesn't matter which blur filter is selected, nothing will happen anyway. I don't know if it's just me (which I doubt because everything, even the cheesy animations are working as intended).

In Manjaro if I selected Gaussian filter compiz would crash and selecting the 2 other filters wouldn't do anything at all. Now in Arch it doesn't even crash. It doesn't do anything at all. What can I do?

By the way, thanks for maintaining this.

Chazza commented on 2018-03-31 07:50

@ector, I think he runs 'compiz --replace' at startup which means Marco gets started first but is then killed. Whether Compiz then starts emerald or gtk-window-decorator wouldn't affect that.

ector commented on 2018-03-31 07:15

he says he uses marco, but I see that he uses emerald in his compiz1. boh

RusWolf commented on 2018-03-28 16:31

Chazza, thank you so much !!! Assembled and installed compiz-bzr 4143-1, now there is no problem. Everything works well.

Chazza commented on 2018-03-28 08:31

Well I did try with your config but I couldn't reproduce the issue. In order to address this, I've decided to resurrect the old compiz-bzr package [1] that I had deleted from the AUR years ago. So RusWolf (and anyone else who wants or needs to use a development snapshot) please install compiz-bzr.


RusWolf commented on 2018-03-27 13:09

I run Compiz by replacing Marco via the autostart Mate.

Chazza commented on 2018-03-27 08:20

Hmm, can you send your ~/.config/compiz-1/compizconfig/Default.ini to me? Putting it on pastebin is fine. I need to be able to reproduce the problem at my end if I'm to figure out which commit fixed it for you. Also, how is Compiz getting started on your machine? Are you replacing Marco at login via MATE autostart or did you set Compiz as the default in gsettings?

RusWolf commented on 2018-03-26 15:56

After the start of DE Mate, the system panel and the program menu are not active, there is no response to pressing the left mouse button. After starting any program and closing its window, the problem goes away, the program menu and the system menu start responding to the left mouse button click. With Compiz, there is no such problem.

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