Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Compiz Makes your Desktop Shiny

Now that I've got DRI and such working (and actually have GL working too), I decided to give Compiz a whirl.

Now, again I use Debian and I got the following (after following the directions from Compiz):
> compiz --replace
[other warnings]
/usr/bin/compiz.real (core) - Error: Another window manager is already running on screen: 0
/usr/bin/compiz.real (core) - Fatal: No manageable screens found on display :0.0

The problem? I was using sawfish. I switched to Metacity, and compiz started working normally. There are some indications out there that perhaps sawfish would have worked, but it seems metacity has better support right now in testing, so I'm going with that.

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