Bug#511079: compiz: Does not properly start from Gnome session
On Wed, 2009-01-07 at 04:02 -0700, John Gruenenfelder wrote:
> Package: compiz
> Version: 0.7.6-7
> Severity: important
> 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.
FWIW, I think current upstream compiz automatically sets
LIBGL_ALWAYS_INDIRECT with --indirect-rendering, so that should no
longer be an issue. Other than that, the solution should be for compiz
to register with the session manager as "compiz" rather than
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