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Re: [opensuse] compiz: Where to specify custom command line for fusion-icon ?
  • From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2008 00:00:50 -0600
  • Message-id: <47A94D12.7000308@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
David C. Rankin wrote:
Ted Markowitz wrote:

You ever get a response to this query? I had the same question in mind myself just recently when that last X Server update caused all the "BadAlloc" weirdness and I needed to manually run compiz manually again instead of the fusion-icon to get things back in order.



PS: If I'm not crazy didn't I see your signature file imply you're trained as a lawyer? If so, how on earth do you find time to be constantly hacking on openSUSE, ATI drivers, compiz, etc.? :-)

David C. Rankin said the following on 01/26/2008 05:01 PM:

I use fusion-icon to start compiz. With the new 8.452 ATI driver the default command line used by fusion-icon to start compiz no longer works. How can I tell fusion-icon to execute:

--ignore-desktop-hints \
--replace \
--indirect-rendering \
--no-libgl-fallback \
--sm-disable \
ccp &

to start compiz? I have looked at usr/bin/fusion-icon, but that just points to a mess of python scripts. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

P.S. After struggling with the initial install of the 8.452 driver, I like what I see! Screenshot with the driver at:


I finally just built 3 scripts. One to start compiz, one for the emerald themes manager and one for the compiz settings manager. And a fourth just to call kwin --replace & to go back to kwin before logging out or shutting down (It helps keep the systray apps in the tray and not scattered to the far corners of my desktop.

And yes, I'm a lawyer by day and linux hacker by night. I was an aero engineer for NASA before going into law and I have always enjoyed messing around under the hood so to say. Some people play chess to relax, I plow through bugs and file bug reports. Go figure?

In reality, it is just a little part I can do to give back to this great open source community. I like feeling like a rebel...

A great thanks to Ted Markowitz who found the needle in the haystack:

I'm not sure if you're still experiencing problems with the fusion-icon application, but I found that editing the '' file which is installed under FusionIcon in the Python site-packages tree got it to work again. Simply adding the '--no-libgl-fallback' option to the following line in that file:

compiz_args = ['--replace', '--sm-disable',
'--ignore-desktop-hints', 'ccp']

That fixed it!

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