xfce4-session incompatible with compositor

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at xfce.org
Sun Sep 26 11:58:50 CEST 2004

Hi Benny,

On Sun, 2004-09-26 at 10:04, Benedikt Meurer wrote:
> It isn't as trivial as I thought. I will change that during the next 
> days (tho this will slow down the shutdown _a lot_). I'm not familar 
> with the XComposite/XDamages extensions, but there have to a better way 
> to work-around the problem. 

The session manager doesn't have to know about the XComposite/XDamages

All it needs to do is not grab the display.

> There are dozens of apps grabbing the 
> display, which will all be broken by this compositor, that can't be 
> (btw. gnome-session 2.8.0 also still grabs the display and people can 
> use Gnome with xcompmgr). 

Nope, not here, it doesn't work with xcompmgr. Neither xfce4-session not
gnome-session (2.6.x) work with xcompmgr (nor xfwm4 with compositor

> Please tell me, theres a better way. :-)

I don't see any, if you grab the server, you block the compositor,
whatever compositor it is.

 - Olivier Fourdan - fourdan at xfce.org - http://www.xfce.org - 

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