True Transparency

Samuel Verstraete samuel.verstraete at
Wed Mar 21 14:53:35 CET 2007

Even if you would ever get it to work it will be so slow you won't
enjoy it at all... get yourself a new graphical card is the only advise
i can give you... pretty much any recent nvidia, ati or integrated
intel (open source drivers!) will get you all the fancy eyecandy you're
looking for...


On Wed, 21 Mar 2007 14:47:59 +0100
"thomas larrieu" <thomas.larrieu at> wrote:

> Hi everybody,
> I've just installed Xfce 4.4.0
> . I'd like to know how to get the true transparency feature working on
> my desktop.
> I've tried many different ways but none of those methods did make an
> effect...
> Among those methods :
> Adding
>    - Section "Extensions"
>    - option "Composite" "Enable"
>    - Option "RENDER" "Enable"
>    - EndSection
> and
>    - Option "RenderAccel" "1"
>    - Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "on"
> (into the "Device" Section)
> to my /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> I've the following video card : Hercule 3d Prophet 4500 TV OUT 64MB.
> (i wonder wether this card is or not two old to handle "composite"
> feature) I'm now sure that my failure to set true transparency is due
> to a problem of configuration but i do not know what to set up.
> If anyone have any idea of how to make transparency working...

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