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Month: March 2009

Re: [kubuntu-kde3.5-users] Compiz broken?

From: kb9vqf@...
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2009 17:50:12 -0500 (CDT)
Hi Ben,

You're right!  Are you running an i386 kernel?  For some reason my amd64
system shows the correct -kde3 dependencies, while my i386 system shows
the same incorrect dependencies as yours.

I'll add this info to the bug report so I don't forget...


> Tim,
> thanks for your response, and I'm sorry I didn't know there was a bug
> filed.
> If I try and install emerald-kde3 I get the following dependencies:
> compiz-core
> compiz-plugins
> compiz-wrapper
> libdecoration0
> libemeraldengine0-kde3
> note that there is only one -kde3... the installation then fails because:
> E: /var/cache/apt/archives/compiz-core_1%3a0.7.8-0ubuntu4.1_i386.deb:
> trying to overwrite `/usr/share/man/man1/compiz.1.gz', which is also in
> package compiz-core-kde3
> I am pretty sure I have installed all the necessary packages, and
> believe that the problem is the non-kde3 dependencies.
> Thanks a lot!
> Ben
> Timothy Pearson wrote:
>> Have you installed emerald-kde3?  How are you attempting to enable
>> Emerald?  Does the rest of Compiz work properly?
>> At the moment, -kde3 compiz and emerald cannot be installed
>> simultaneously with non-kde3 compiz and emerald due to bug 57
>> (http://bugs.pearsoncomputing.net/show_bug.cgi?id=57).  That bug is
>> next on my list of problems to deal with.
>> Tim
>> B. Buchli wrote:
>>> So I finally found some time to (try and) set up compiz on my laptop
>>> again.  It used to work on 8.04, but seems to be broken now.  If I
>>> install only compiz stuff with -kde3, I can use only the sluggish gtk
>>> window decorator.  If I try and install emerald I have non-kde3
>>> dependencies.  This of course does not install cleanly because it
>>> says "already in package XY."  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>>> Thanks!
>>> Ben