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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:52 am    Post subject: [SOLVED] Compton and xcompmgr launch but no visible effects Reply with quote

Hello,

I have a i3 desktop with the opensource radeon and Direct rendering enabled but I can't get any composite effect to work.
When I launch compton or xcompmgr the screen blink promptly but no effects are visible.

I can confirm that direct rendering works since I can play 3D games on steam.

Code:
$  xdpyinfo -display :0 | grep Composite
    Composite


I tried tied on mesa 11.0.6 and now 12.0.1 without success.
At this point I don't know where to look further.

My X11 settings:
Code:
$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-radeon.conf
Section "Device"
  Identifier  "radeon"
  Driver      "radeon"
  Option "AccelMethod" "glamor"
  Option "DRI" "3"
  Option "TearFree" "on"
EndSection
Section "dri"
  Mode 0666
EndSection


My .xinitrc
Code:
$ cat ~/.xinitrc
#!/bin/sh
[[ -f ~/.Xresources ]] && xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources
export XMODIFIERS="@im=fcitx"
export QT_IM_MODULE=fcitx
export GTK_IM_MODULE=fcitx
exec ck-launch-session dbus-launch --sh-syntax --exit-with-session i3
#fcitx


I tried to launch compton with glx and xrender backends without success.

Any hint?

Thanks


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AFAIR there are no effects enabled by default. Do you already have a ~/.config/compton.conf? Can you add shadow = true; and restart compton - do you get shadows?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I did but no effects are showing up at all. I also tried different configuration files with no success. The current one I am using is this one:
http://pastebin.com/Jtbjbdkd
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anything interesting in the output when you start compton from a terminal?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely nothing, the process is still running but no output at all :(
Same for xcompmgr
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any success if you run this? It should flicker and give you the default shadows on windows right away, but won't print anything in the terminal.
Code:
compton --shadow --config /dev/null
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ant P. wrote:
Any success if you run this? It should flicker and give you the default shadows on windows right away, but won't print anything in the terminal.
Code:
compton --shadow --config /dev/null


Nice way to force not reading any conf file.
The culprit was the
Quote:
"!I3_FLOATING_WINDOW@:c"
filter rule on the shadow-exclude array.

I must have not noticed the shadow on the other configuration files I tried :?

Thanks a lot for the help.
You guys are fantastic!
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