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Recurrents problems

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Composite
A black background ?
  • ATI or Intel cards : try without OpenGL (cairo-dock -c)
  • KDE4 : launch systemsettings and do that : Look & Feel --> Desktop --> Desktop Effects --> Enable Desktop Effects
  • Gnome without Compiz (just with Metacity) : launch gconf-editor, and open apps / metacity / general and enable composing-manager.
  • More details : Composite Manager



OpenGL

  • Nvidia cards : Normally, it works well out of box with property drivers. But if you have this warning message : "cannot find -lGL", try this command in a terminal
    cd /usr/lib/ && sudo ln -s libGL.so.1 libGL.so

  • ATI cards : Sorry but already now (2009 May), ATI drivers are just crappy . But there are many reasons to hope and we may have a real driver one day . So wait and use Cairo-Dock without OpenGL. (cairo-dock -c)



(S)MPlayer
If you have any problem with (S)MPlayer :
    • Try to put the video output to gl2 (in the settings of SMPlayer)
    • Or use this command to launch (S)MPlayer:
      export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1
      smplayer &



Others apps based on Qt4 like VirtualBox
It's the same problem that (S)MPlayer.
    • Create a file with the extention ".sh" (launch_virtualbox.sh for example)
    • Add these two lines :
      export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1
      virtualbox
    • Change the right execution (Right clic on the file / Properties / Permissions / Execution => or directly :
      chmod +x launch_virtualbox.sh
    • Use this file to execute this app.



Problem with installation / update ?
If you have something like this:
  • trying to overwrite `/usr/share/cairo-dock/default-indicator.png', which is also in package cairo-dock-data
    dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
  • E: /var/cache/apt/archives/cairo-dock_2.0.0_all.deb: tentative de remplacement de « /usr/share/cairo-dock/icon-mouse.png », qui appartient aussi au paquet cairo-dock-data.


You have to do that :
sudo apt-get remove cairo-dock* --purge
sudo apt-get install cairo-dock




Problem to change/save your configuration ?
It's maybe a permission problem:
chmod +rwx -R ~/.config/cairo-dock/




Problem with a gauge ?
If you have an output like this:
xterm -e ' wget "http://themes.glx-dock.org/gauges/turbo-night-fuel/turbo-night-fuel.tar.gz" -O "/tmp/cairo-dock-net-file.AfLFEO" -t 2 -T 5'

Just change gauges in your enabled plugins by those beginning with a capital (eg. turbo-night-fuel => Turbo-night-fuel).


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