[arch-general] xcompmgr/compton + compositing + fluxbox

Javier Vasquez j.e.vasquez.v at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 23:30:50 UTC 2015


To enable the Xorg compositing extension with plain fluxbox (no DE),
and be able to use true transparency, I'm using compton (I've used
xcompmgr with worse results), but I experience some problems:

1.-  At times, though fluxbox is still up and running, it stops
managing the non GTK/QT applications, such xterm or rxvt-unicode.  The
only way to get fluxbox to start controlling them again is through a
fluxbox restart.

2.-  At times, when restarting fluxbox due to [1], the X session dies,
and a new login is required.

As I said, with xcompmgr the problems show up more often, both [1] and
[2].  That's why I keep using compton.

Any idea on how to avoid these problems?

In case, I'm calling compton in my ~/.xinitrc, prior to calling
startfluxbox, like this:

compton -bc -o 0.22 -m 0.88 &

I'm not having any particular Xorg configuration to enable compositing.

Some fluxbox setting to take advantage of transparency:

session.screen0.menu.alpha:                  210
session.screen0.slit.alpha:                       210
session.screen0.window.unfocus.alpha:  215
session.screen0.toolbar.alpha:                 210

For rxvt-unicode:

URxvt*.depth:               32
URxvt*.background:      [88]#000000

And for conky:

own_window_argb_visual = true,
own_window_transparent = true,

Don't think those settings will help anything, but just in case...



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