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XFCE appears unable to properly run the compositing manager, and the desktop ...


Description hellohello 2009-03-04 05:35:44 CET
When I attempt to start the compositing manager from withing the settings manager, the visual appearances changes in that the desktop is rendered in parts as gray, where the color will "tear" when the windows are moved around on it. Compositing manager or no, the desktop will also fail to render, and does not respond when clicked on. The attempt to start the compositing manager takes many seconds, and the startup time of XFCE is significantly slower than 4.4.0, too--perhaps due to this error.
Comment 1 hellohello 2009-03-04 05:49:54 CET
This is on Ubuntu 8.04, running on a ThinkPad X60T, which has Intel 950 integrated graphics. XFCE 4.4.0 would run compositing fine, as does Gnome.
Comment 2 Mike Massonnet editbugs 2009-03-04 14:25:03 CET
That's at a high probability that xfdesktop isn't running. Start it and you will have a background + a right/middle click menu.

I invite you close this bug (which was more a question for the xfce user mailing list btw).
Comment 3 Steve Dodier-Lazaro editbugs 2014-11-03 16:30:54 CET

It's unclear where responsibility lies in this behaviour. Mike suggests there was an issue in how the session was set up and it's virtually impossible to triage bugs that occurred in 2008. I suggest this report be closed.

If you experience similar issues on the latest Xfce version on a vanilla Linux, please open a new bug. If you are using distributions with significant amounts of patches (e.g., Ubuntu, Debian), please report the bug to your distribution first so they can ensure your session is set up as expected and verify their patches.
Comment 4 Git Bot editbugs 2020-05-29 11:40:48 CEST
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Bug #5037

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Reported on: 2009-03-04
Last modified on: 2020-05-29


Olivier Fourdan
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