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[Locked] Cairo-dock 2.0 beta transparency settings affects other applications
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Godlikearg English 51 FrankKubuntu [Read]
02 January 2010 à 19:37

fabounet, Saturday 16 May 2009 à 04:10


Subscription date : 30 November 2007
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you can probably set it for any appli except Compiz and Cairo-Dock.

pickarooney, Sunday 17 May 2009 à 16:49


Subscription date : 01 February 2009
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Where would I need to add the two lines (EXPORT etc.) so that when I open a video file by double-clicking on it in krusader it avoids the transparency problem?

fabounet, Monday 18 May 2009 à 15:45


Subscription date : 30 November 2007
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in "open with", you could define a customized launcher like :
export toto=pouet && smplayer

or the opposite way : you may add the export line in your ~/.bash_rc (so that all applis have it), and modify the Compiz and Cairo-dock launcher to unset this variable.

Guest, Saturday 23 May 2009 à 20:07

confirm the problem.

absolutely identical problem has VirtualBox in window with started virtual machine in it

pickarooney, Monday 25 May 2009 à 00:38


Subscription date : 01 February 2009
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I can't get Open With to work.
From the command line if I type export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 && smplayer file.avi it plays fine but when I use Open With the redefined shortcut nothing happens.

I tried both

export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 && smplayer %f

and

export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 && smplayer

in the command field but neither launch smplayer.

marcdutonkin, Monday 25 May 2009 à 11:30


Subscription date : 09 May 2009
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Hello,

Did you try env XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 smplayer ?

fabounet, Monday 25 May 2009 à 11:58


Subscription date : 30 November 2007
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or define an alias in your ~/.bashrc :
alias smplayer='export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 && smplayer'

or just export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 in your ~/.bashrc, and redefine the Compiz and Cairo-Dock launchers with
unset XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS && compiz
unset XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS && cairo-dock

Guest, Thursday 28 May 2009 à 09:35

OK. I see that it crash any soft like players, vitualbox, etc. Is it a bug in video driver or in C-D?

matttbe, Thursday 28 May 2009 à 10:09


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Is it a bug in video driver or in C-D?


I think it's more a Qt4 bug. There is no problem with Gnome and Totem.

Guest, Thursday 11 June 2009 à 21:53

I thing it's a QT4 problem, because with vlc and totem, I play videos normally. With the workaround give above I can fix the semitrasnparent windows. Now smplayer, skype and kdenlive works normally.

Guest, Thursday 30 July 2009 à 16:44

Well, hi.
I'm experiencing this issue with Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope and indeed, I can confirm it. I use Gnome with C-D and a couple of QT4 apps and it is really annoying. Also I saw you post in QT4 forums fab, and it's embarrasing for them not giving an answer to such issue.
Enough blaming, i'd like to help the cause with a little hint:
Editing the .desktop files (in my case, mlocate -i smplayer|grep -i desktop, reported two files in /usr/share/applications/ called smplayer.desktop and smplayer_enqueue.desktop) adding XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 at the beginning of the Exec= string will let that those programs needing to open smplayer (or anything else qt4-based failing due to this issue) to work correctly. Example:

Change
Exec=smplayer %f


To
Exec=XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 smplayer %f


Doing this, for example, Evolution or Kmail or Firefox or [Insert name of program here] trying to launch smplayer will open it correctly.

PS: I apologize for my bad english.

fabounet, Thursday 30 July 2009 à 17:17


Subscription date : 30 November 2007
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hello.
yes still no answer from them, and still no problem under Gnome, so ...
your trick is good, I think that adding export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 in your .bash_rc and adding unset XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS in the launchers of CD and Compiz may also do the trick (there are only 2 launchers to modify this way)

Guest, Friday 02 October 2009 à 10:53

Changing the .desktop files didn't work for me. SMPlayer doesn't open any more. Any idea why?

fabounet, Friday 02 October 2009 à 12:39


Subscription date : 30 November 2007
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maybe you should report the problem to them.
personnaly I always have a transparent window with Smplayer, even when the dock is not launched.

Guest, Friday 02 October 2009 à 13:55

hi guys using cairo there,
I solved the problem of transparency in smplayer with this:

bash-3.1$ sudo bash -c "cat > /usr/bin/smplayer.helper" <<EOF
> export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1
> exec smplayer.real "\$@"
> EOF
Password:
bash-3.1$ sudo chmod 755 /usr/bin/smplayer.helper
bash-3.1$ sudo mv /usr/bin/smplayer{,.real}
bash-3.1$ sudo ln -sf smplayer.helper /usr/bin/smplayer
bash-3.1$

it should works. if not, update smplayer and then repeat the last command.

Guest, Friday 02 October 2009 à 14:03

then you can launch smplayer directly from the cairo-dock.

hi there,
thepaperboy

nochka85, Friday 02 October 2009 à 15:01


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It's quiet easier to enter as command for the launcher : export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 && smplayer &


fabounet, Friday 02 October 2009 à 16:01


Subscription date : 30 November 2007
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but then you can't launch a video directly from Nautilus

nochka85, Friday 02 October 2009 à 16:21


Subscription date : 29 November 2007
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indeed

FrankKubuntu, Monday 28 December 2009 à 06:10


Subscription date : 21 October 2009
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I have the same issue as well. Running KDE 4.3.1. Only SMplayer seems to be affected, but in yesterday's install of the OS all my players had that transparency problem. So I reinstall from scratch, I didn't know what was going on. Now with a fresh reinstall only SMplayer does, but thank god I decided to google for the problem and ended up here.

xv video driver only.
nvidia 190.53 drivers.
CD 2.1.1.
64-bits system.

I will try those workarounds mentioned.

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[Locked] Cairo-dock 2.0 beta transparency settings affects other applications
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Godlikearg English 51 FrankKubuntu [Read]
02 January 2010 à 19:37


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