I've seen a lot of screenshots of the new transparent windows in Gnome 2.8 but when I try to turn on transparent windows using
No composite extension
I have added the new section to my /home/user/xorg.conf for setting the Composite extension in the server.
I am running
ATI Radeon 9600XT
Thanks for any help you give.
BTW, I have searched google and the forums and wiki but found nothing that worked.
xorg does not look in your home directory for the configuration file ... it belongs in /etc/X11/xorg.conf. You edited the wrong file
What's more, xcompmgr is used for shadow effects but transperant one, transset for it instead. I heard of build-in composite manager in gnome 2.8's metacity, so I am wondering if I still need to run xcompmgr -c when I upgrade to gnome 2.8, or there is a simple option in metacity for turning on shadows. Have you ever tried that?
You have to have xcompmngr running in order to use transset... You don't have to enable the drop shadows though...
Unfortunately this combination runs ridiculously slow on my comp... Can't wait till I buy my new nvidia card...
xorg does not look in your home directory for the configuration file
hmm... that could be a problem. :oops:
when I ran xorgconfig I must have been in my home dir. hehehe thanks
OK, thanks I got it working, silly me.