Debian Multimedia :: No Shadow Under Gnome Panels / Compiz
Nov 8, 2010
Although "Shadow Windows" is set to "any" in CCSM I get no shadow under gnome panels. I tried adding (any) & class=Gnome-panel, but this does neither do anything at all. I'm using Debian Sid amd64, Compiz 0.8.4, X 1.7.7. Video card: ATI Radeon HD4570.
I've just installed jessie testing which comes with GNOME 3.14. However, GNOME Classic will not let me customize the panels. I've done Alt-RClick, Super-RClick, ... but the menu that adds/removes applets does not come up.
How to get compiz to auto-start. What seems to be the generally accepted method (from what a few google searches and the debian wiki tell me) of using gconf-editor and changing the window manager from 'gnome-wm' to 'compiz' in desktop > gnome > session > required_components doesn't change anything. The only method I found that did not involve using a terminal and running 'compiz --replace' every time I boot the computer was to add compiz and fusion-icon to the gnome startup apps, but this causes unwanted flickering (it starts metacity and then replaces it with compiz, ie it's simply automating what I would do with the terminal). Autostarting the fusion-icon alone does not start compiz, although it allows me to start it from it's menu if I right click the icon. Note that I sometimes use fluxbox as well, so starting it on boot isn't really an option either.
Perhaps this can be useful : compiz: Installed: 0.8.4-4 Candidate: 0.8.4-4 gnome-session: Installed: 2.30.2-3 Candidate: 2.30.2-3
I got the nVidia driver and Compiz installed. Everything's running fine . But then I tried crtl+alt+F1 - which worked though the font was way too big - and then crtl+alt+F7 to get back to the Desktop but it went to a black screen and blinking cursor instead. I searched a bit and it seems this was a problem a few years back but nothing recent. FWIW, I don't have this problem with Hardy/nVidia/Compiz on another drive in this same machine. Is there a way to fix this?
I installed compiz on squeeze. I followed the steps on [url] , everything seems fine except my gnome-terminal shows me a white-in-white screen, seems like both the background and foreground are white, I tried to change the gnome-terminal profile, it doesn't work, after I disable compiz, gnome-terminal back to normal. I tried to install xterm, it can work, but it not easy to use for me, I still want to use gnome-terminal,
My laptop is lenovo Thinkpad T400. 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Mobility Radeon HD 3400 Series
I just updated to kde 4.4 and I no longer have any panels (hade them before the upgrade) and right clicking the desktop produces nothing. I even lost the plasma du-hicki. how to create them. This was a test rig so no big deal but I need to get it resolved before I upgrade my other rigs. Using testing/unstable mix.
Recent update is causing problems with the top and bottom panels not to show when I restart and or start my acer aspire one netbook. It takes several retries to try to get it to show. I don't know what the possible problem is my guess is the gdm3 is the one causing the problems.
The whole screen goes dim for any of the below examples. running "compiz --replace" fixes it until any of the below happens again. When the screen is dim, a new window opened (ex: firefox new window or a new gnome terminal) is full brightness while the rest of the screen stays dim.
Following causes the screen to go dim: In the screen saver - hit the delete key to backspace when the password field is empty. in firefox - ^f to find on a page - start typing and as soon as the find field has text that does not exist anywhere on the page "Phrase not found" the screen dims. in gnome terminal - the profile has the terminal bell checkbox ON - hit backspace on a bash input line with no text on it.
I just reinstalled, and now my panels are on the wrong screen. There is nothing on the right-click menu and they can't be dragged and dropped. How the **** do you move the panels to a different screen?
I want to remove all of my panels, and i simply can't.I've removed the bottom panel, and when i right-click the top panel, the "Delete this panel" option is disabled. I've googled around extensively and can't find a solution that works.
I just finally updated from Fedora 10 to Fedora 12. Everything is fine. Except.in my stupidity I decided to mess arount with the default Gnome desktop settings. Now I've done this before but I still can't remember exactly the moves I made. But somehow on the default Gnome desktop setup. I clicked on the "delete this panel button" from the top default panel. Well, of course things got wierd. First of all there is no default volulme control button anymore. I could go on and on. But, the buttom line is I just want to get my Gnome Desktop back to it's default settings. Without going too crazy.
Intermittently I seem to have no panels when I login to Gnome on my F12 install.I can fix it by "pkill -USR1 gnome-panel", but there's got to be a root cause for it.I've found loads of results on Google, but no solutions, mostly Ubuntu users (you never seem to get solutions from Ubuntu users!)
I've done a fresh install of 10.04 (amd64) on a computer with two screens and twinview configured and I don't see how to move the Gnome panels to the second screen.Left-clicking and dragging them to the desired position (something that worked fine in 8.04) doesn't seem to work. Needless to say that the position picker in properties does not contain any "second screen" options.
I normally used Fedora 12, when panels gets this strange glitches:I've using Fedora for 2 months and this never happened before. GNOME and GDM version are 2.28.2 and graphic driver are open ATi/Radeon. Nothing worked to fix this - deleting .gconf and rest of GNOME configuration files.
How do I get the deskbar-applet in one of my gnome panels? It used to be possible to add it to a panel in 9.10, but now it is not to be found in the menu where I can select which item to add to a panel.
I am having an issue with the notification Area, Indicator Applet, and Indicator Applet Session and the way they appear in the top gnome panel. The icons are scrambled at log in and I have to delete them and replace them to get things looking right. I didn't have this issue in Karmic; it has only occurred since upgrade to lucid. I have reset my gnome config files and the problem still occurs.
As a side note, the issue only seems to occur when the icons in the notification area or session indicator are abnormal. ie, sound is muted, lap top is unplugged, and so forth.
I installed Ubuntu 10.10 in Virtual Box and while using Normal visual effects I get an odd problem with the windows. When a window touches the top or bottom Gnome panels it gets stuck there and I cannot move it away from the panel. Trying to drag the window causes the window to slowly slide to the right along the panel till it goes off the screen and finally pops free.If I turn visual effects to none the problem goes away leading me to conclude it is a problem with Compiz. Any ideas what is going wrong for me? It should be easily reproducible with the current Virtual Box software, Ubuntu 10.10 64bit desktop, and the repository versions of the Virtual Box guest additions.
After a new installation of Ubuntu 10.10 (regular or alternative) I get to the login screen as usual. However, after logging in I get no panels or icons. In fact, I only get the Ubuntu background and a working mouse cursor. The same happens when I try Ubuntu from the live CD (with a black background). The installation itself was performed in a high resolution with no problems at all! I got a panel there (for sound, wireless, etc.).
After installation I can also Ctrl-Alt-F1 to login textually to see my processes. When I restart GDM I will get back to the login screen, but I after visually logging in I again see no panels or icons! Where should I start with a working visual installation and login screen, but a blank desktop environment after login?
Reinstalling or creating another user will not work.
I noticed it is possible to add and remove panels from the Gnome desktop. However, the remove panel option also shows up when I right-click the two default panels for programs and open windows. What happens if I remove one of these panels? Will I be able to restore them?
I've upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal and I'm using GNOME classic instead of Unity. Here's my problem: Sometimes, I see gaps in the panels. Portions of the background picture can be seen trough them. These gaps are usually temporary. Right now I can't provide you with a screenshot of such a gap (I haven't made a screenshot). What could be the cause?
So i have been playing around with docky lately and i freaking love it, i love this little docky. why the ubuntu devs chose that ugly unity side panel over docky i will never know but any hoo onto my question.
Would it be possible to replace all the gnome panels with docky? i need to be able to access my applications,places,system in the top panel and my wifi manager but other than that docky does everything else, is there a way to get the above mentioned in docky?
I installed Debian Sid yesterday, then I installed KDE. Now I want to install Compiz using this guide: http://wiki.debian.org/Compiz but it says I need to edit xorg.conf file, which doesn't exist for me. I'm trying to install Compiz for hours, so I think there is no other option for me than posting this problem.
I am new to this forum, so apologies if this question has been asked before or is placed in the wrong section. Hey there, I am running Fedora 14 on a 64-bit system (laptop). Upon logging in, (it doesn't seem to make a difference if it is an initial log-in or returning from logging out), the top and bottom GNOME panels occasionally 'miss' loading a few things, or loads them improperly. As an example, the Notification Area may be missing, and I will have to re-add it manually to the blank spot where it should have loaded. I have also had issues with the Workspace Switcher loading improperly and the System Monitor not loading at all.To note, this does not happen every time, but it occurs often enough to become an inconvenience. More often than not I will have to log out and back in again to fix an improperly loaded section of the panel(s).