[arch-general] xcompmgr/compton + compositing + fluxbox
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
2.- At times, when restarting fluxbox due to , the X session dies,
and a new login is required.
As I said, with xcompmgr the problems show up more often, both  and
. 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:
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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