Monday, October 11, 2010

Fixing Docky compositing error in Ubuntu 10.10

After installing Ubuntu 10.10 on my Asus eee T91 with the GMA500 drivers and no compiz enabled  I installed Docky and received the following error:

"Docky requires compositing to work properly. Please enable compositing and restart docky."

To fix this error type the following at the terminal:

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

then restart Docky.

Here's one I prepared earlier, running with the new GMA500 PPA and no  Compiz

Note: If you are wondering about the theme and icons check out my post on installing Elegant Gnome here.

29 comments:

  1. Indeed, it does work no more compiz error, kudos & thanks for this useful tip.

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  2. Yes, it works great now. Many Thanx, nice theme btw

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  3. That is just what I needed! Thank you!!!!

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  4. thanks, where do guys learn all this stuff from?

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  5. @mx lol thanks, just lots of googling and messing around and wasted sundays

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  6. Thank you so much... you were a great help!

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  7. thank you very much!!
    i will be happy if you can tell me how to drag the docky..
    please!!

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  8. It saved my day! Thank you so much! :)

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  9. When I grow up, I want to be like you...

    Thanks

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  10. Thanks Buddy,,it is working!!!

    Rahul

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  11. Thanks for fixing mah screen, mister.

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  12. thanks....now my docky work normally

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  13. how do i undo it... my compiz animations dont work anymore

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  14. well at leqast how do i make the two co exist because I undid it by making the statement false but it wasnt worth it it, thanks Im the biggest noob on the world lol

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  15. Ive found if you set it to false and then restart it will fix itself seeing as how they both do the same thing. No reason why it wont do it again though, I hope they release a fix that will prevent it from happening. I am hooked on both.

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  16. Really, really useful. Thank you a lot.

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  17. It didn't work on linux mint 12...
    is there a different command for this?

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    1. I think gconftool was deprecated on Ubuntu 11.x and later. You should try gsettings instead.

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    2. You can go the GUI-way: Menu >> Preferences >> Desktop Settings
      Go to 'Windows' options and enable 'Use Gnome compositing'

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