xfce4-session incompatible with compositor

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Sun Sep 26 15:45:00 CEST 2004

Olivier Fourdan 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
> extensions.
> All it needs to do is not grab the display.

Ok, should work now, and shouldn't even be that slower (atleast if your 
Xserver has accelerated BitBlt :).

>>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
> enabled)

Hm, this is kinda bad.

> Cheers,
> Olivier.


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