Transparancy problem

Asked by Vk on 2010-08-14

Sorry for my english, i'm french....

I've a message at docky startup : "docky nécessite la transparence" docky needs transparency ?
All my desk is using it, i don't understand this message....
Can you help me ?

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2010-08-16
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2010-08-15
Chris S. (cszikszoy) said : #1

I believe that might just be a bad translation for the word "compositing". Docky needs the window manager to support compositing to run properly. To turn on compositing, please type this command in a terminal:

gconftool-2 -s --type bool /apps/metacity/general/compositing_manager true

and then restart docky.

Vk (flo74970) said : #2

I suppose you're right about my aproximative traduction but i ran this command and nothing better... I use compiz instead of metacity... perhaps it is a different command ?

Vk (flo74970) said : #3

In addition after verify this key in gconf, it is already at true... And all my windows have a opacity rule in compiz (around 80%) who work correctly. I just have no transparency on the first 3-4 seconds after boot. (time to start compiz ?)

Chris S. (cszikszoy) said : #4

On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 10:32 AM, Vk
<email address hidden>wrote:

> Question #121148 on Docky changed:
> https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/docky/+question/121148
>
> Vk gave more information on the question:
> In addition after verify this key in gconf, it is already at true... And
> all my windows have a opacity rule in compiz (around 80%) who work
> correctly. I just have no transparency on the first 3-4 seconds after
> boot. (time to start compiz ?)
>

So do you get this error if you start docky after your computer is fully
started? We are aware of a problem where docky can start before the window
manager (compiz in this case), and will warn that there is no compositing
enabled.

Vk (flo74970) said : #5

I don't have the message if docky is started after boot.
Thanks for your help, and i'll wait for an update for this known problem.

Thanks again