True Transparency

Erik Harrison erikharrison at
Wed Mar 21 14:55:07 CET 2007

On 3/21/07, 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)

Really, you gotta worry more about the driver

> 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...

Do you have the compositor running? Checking the Compositor tab of the
Window Manager Tweaks (under Settings in the menu).

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