Bug#511079: compiz: Does not properly start from Gnome session
I begin using Compiz by running "compiz --replace" and that works well. To
continue using it, I save my current session via the Gnome session applet.
However, the session file stores references to compiz.real instead of compiz
along with all of the command line arguments.
Normally this would be okay, since the session file properly includes the
--indirect-rendering argument. Unfortunately, without the compiz script
setting the LIBGL_ALWAYS_INDIRECT environment variable, compiz will not
start when Gnome does. It tries and fails several times until I am left
without a window manager. I can then re-run "compiz --replace" in a terminal
window (which was also saved with the session) and get back to a usable
I'm not sure what the solution is since gnome-session has no way of knowing
that it should save calls to compiz instead of compiz.real.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Versions of packages compiz depends on:
ii compiz-core 0.7.6-7 OpenGL window and compositing mana
ii compiz-gnome 0.7.6-7 OpenGL window and compositing mana
ii compiz-gtk 0.7.6-7 OpenGL window and compositing mana
ii compiz-plugins 0.7.6-7 OpenGL window and compositing mana
compiz recommends no packages.
Versions of packages compiz suggests:
ii compizconfig-settings-manager 0.7.6-3 Compizconfig Settings Manager
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