Has the transparent background feature been dropped or have the dependencies changed?

Asked by Booleanis on 2016-11-07

I noticed that my xfce4-terminal (0.8.0) recently stopped having a transparent background. In the settings it reports that my Window Manager doesn't support compositing. (http://i.imgur.com/eMJPptX.png)

However, it worked fine until a while ago. I'm using LightDM and i3wm. Transparent background with other terminal emulators work fine (e.g. Eterm).

Has the support for transparent backgrounds been dropped or have the dependencies changed?

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actionparsnip
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2016-11-08
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2016-11-08
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2016-11-08

Do you have 3D acceleration in your video hardware?

If you install tilda, can you make that transparent?

Booleanis (boolean.is.null) said : #2

I don't know whether I have 3D acceleration in my video hardware. I'm using a Intel HD3000, if that matters.

I've just installed tilda and ticked the "Enable transparency" box, which didn't change anything..

What is the output of:

sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a; uname -a

Thanks

Booleanis (boolean.is.null) said : #4

There you go:

$ sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a; uname -a
  *-display
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 09
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       resources: irq:38 memory:f0000000-f03fffff memory:e0000000-efffffff ioport:5000(size=64) memory:c0000-dffff
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Debian
Description: Debian GNU/Linux testing (stretch)
Release: testing
Codename: stretch
Linux jacket 4.7.0-1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.7.8-1 (2016-10-19) x86_64 GNU/Linux

Then you are using Debian. Not Ubuntu. You need the Debian forum here
http://forums.debian.net

Booleanis (boolean.is.null) said : #6

ha. sorry.. Figured this was more xfc4-terminal related than the underlying distribution. Sorry and thank you.

Booleanis (boolean.is.null) said : #7

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.