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Debian stretch: Compiz Window decorator

Postby faziopesce » 2018-06-11 06:04

Hi, I'm on debian stable, mate d.e. and I installed compiz from debian stable repo. When I start compiz and I change mate theme, the theme window decorator remain the same "gtk-window-decorator" setted in compiz. How can I change decorator? I tried to install metacity and its additional themes but I cannot open metacity settings, so I cannot change window decorator theme if I've installed compiz.
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Re: Debian stretch: Compiz Window decorator

Postby dcihon » 2018-06-11 10:21

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Debian stretch: Compiz Window decorator

Postby faziopesce » 2018-06-11 10:32

I'd avoid testing repo or unstable versions of compiz. From tuxfamily repo I'll install previous version 0.8 but is this version stable? Can I change windows decoration according with mate d.e. themes?
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Re: Debian stretch: Compiz Window decorator

Postby stevepusser » 2018-06-11 18:20

Some say the 0.8 compiz-reloaded is even more stable than the 0.9 series. A workaround to the window decoration mess is to install emerald and emerald-themes and use one of those themes, or one you can find on the net.
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Debian stretch: Compiz Window decorator

Postby faziopesce » 2018-06-12 06:41

I've installed all packets from tuxfamily repository on a virtualbox clean mate installation and I setted 'compiz --replace' like startup command and "compiz+marco" on mate tweaks. After a reboot everything works (even the fantastic emerald osx-style theme) well automatically from startup but in 5-10 seconds compiz crashes and compositor return automatically default's marco. If this is not related to tuxfamily repo, where is the problem?
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Re: Debian stretch: Compiz Window decorator

Postby debiman » 2018-06-14 05:50

faziopesce wrote:tuxfamily repository

what exactly is this?
how did you install? show us the commands, please.
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Re: Debian stretch: Compiz Window decorator

Postby stevepusser » 2018-06-14 18:29

debiman wrote:
faziopesce wrote:tuxfamily repository

what exactly is this?
how did you install? show us the commands, please.


http://compiz-debian.tuxfamily.org/

I wonder if you have parts of Debian's compiz installed, too. Have you installed fusion-icon and used that to switch Compiz on and off?

They don't offer compiz-mate or compiz-marco in their repo, which makes me think that your version is Debian's, and they don't support MATE any longer...http://download.tuxfamily.org/compiz/de ... ol/main/c/
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Re: Debian stretch: Compiz Window decorator

Postby stevepusser » 2018-06-14 19:42

FWIW, when compiz-reloaded 0.8.14 first came out on github and before tuxfamily added it with changed package names, I bumped the epoch so it would be seen as higher than Debian's and rebuilt it using the same names as the 0.8.12 releases, including compiz-mate on Stretch. So we have those in the stock MX 17 repos. Long story short, on MX, I just added MATE, compiz, and compiz-mate, logged into MATE, and used fusion-icon to start up compiz and ran it for a few minutes. No crashes as I wiggled windows or spun the cube around. So it works here AFAIK. It won't work if you add it to the tuxfamily packages because of their different package names. This is what I get:

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apt depends compiz-mate

compiz-mate
  Depends: compiz-gtk (= 2:0.8.14-0mx17+1)
  Depends: libc6 (>= 2.4)
 |Depends: dconf-gsettings-backend
  Depends: <gsettings-backend>
    gconf-gsettings-backend
    dconf-gsettings-backend
  Depends: marco (>= 1.8.0)
  Depends: mate-themes
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