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changed gconf key /desktop/gnome/session/required_components/windowmanager to "compiz-manager" works fine but windows have no decration !! (no close, minimize, etc)
work around: add "compiz-manager --replace" to autostart (awkward ****, now we r executing it again)
compiz-manager gets executed but it does not start the "gtk-window-decorator" !!
add logging to "compiz-manager" script, result:
changing /desktop/gnome/session/required_components/windowmanager to "compiz-manager", doesn't actually execute "compiz-manager", but it does execute a compiz wm, don't know how.
# NOTE: DON'T USE THIS. Please have your window manager install
# a desktop file and change the gconf key
added desktop file, changed the key to "compiz-manager", now:
compiz gets executed 2 times, the second time is because of my changes, what about the first? it does not execute "compiz-manager" script in the first time, it executes compiz directly
I found a .session file in .gnome2, specifying the window manager as compiz-manager:
deleted everything here:
PROBLEM SOLVED !
seems like compiz was being executed because of some stupid scripts in my home dir, that I have created to start it, and forgot to delete them
the correct way to execute it is to:
add a desktop file to /usr/share/applications (copy "metacity.desktop" and modify it)
change gconf key to "compiz-manager"
Now I have a question:
Ubuntu/Mint does all this automatically, why do I need to dig into gnome files to to do this in Fedora !!?? I still love fedora though....