confusion under XGL/compiz-fusion/KDE

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confusion under XGL/compiz-fusion/KDE

Post by compiz-fusion-user »

Howdy XNview-Crew :)

First of all I have to thank you for your great job. Been using XNview for years now, both
on Windows- and Linux-Systems.

Now I took off for XGL & compiz-fusion & KDE & ATI-fglrx driver on OpenSUSE 10.2.
Unfortunately XNview is almost unuseable on this constellation. The whole GUI is
somehow transparent and looks like small resolution, the pictures to be viewed are kind
transparent, one can see the background and background-apps shinning through.

To verify this I also installed openSuse 10.2 x86_64 on my Desktop-PC yesterday.
Again with XGL & compiz-fusion & KDE & ATI-fglrx driver. Just downloaded XNview .rpm,
installed and kicked it off...looks like this again:

XNview - ... photo1.png
XNview-Browser - ... photo2.png

This is my setup:

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xgl-hardware-list 060526-33
compiz 0.5.2-17.1
compiz-bcop 0.5.2-2.1
compizconfig-settings-manager 0.5.2-10.1 
compiz-emerald 0.5.2-6.2 
compiz-emerald-themes 0.5.2-2.1
compiz-fusion-plugins-extra 0.5.2-6.4 
compiz-fusion-plugins-main 0.5.2-7.1
compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported 0.5.2-5.1 
compiz-kde 0.5.2-17.1
libcompizconfig 0.5.2-5.2
libcompizconfig-backend-kconfig 0.5.2-2.2
python-compizconfig 0.5.2-4.2 

display: :0.0  screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: Radeon X1600 Series
OpenGL version string: 1.2 (2.0.6747 (8.40.4))
Best regards from Germany

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Post by Bull-DoG »

Same problem.
OpenSUSE 10.2 [ ]

Latest Compiz, KDE, nvidia drivers

XnView 1.70

All colours except white - transparent =(
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Post by duke74 »

hello (Bonne soir a tous)
i've managed to get it working under beryl
by using XnView-openmotif2.2.i386.rpm (v1.68 )
on PclinuxOS 2007 kernel
with nvidia 96xx drivers

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OpenGL version string: 1.5.8 NVIDIA 96.39
with openmotif 2.3.0,package: openmotif-2.3.0-1pclos2007
needed to symlink
ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/
at first there was transparent areas but after
xnview -help

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[homer@localhost]$ xnview -help
** XnView v1.68.1 Copyright 1991-2004 Pierre-E Gougelet (Feb 18 2004/15:44:44) **
        Version for Linux x86/Motif (All rights reserved)
** This is freeware software (for non commercial use)

Usage : xnview [options] file ...
        Options :
          -visualid <id> : Use this visual number
              Visual available :
                0x21 : TrueColor       /  24 planes
                0x22 : DirectColor     /  24 planes
                0x24 : TrueColor       /  24 planes
                0x25 : TrueColor       /  24 planes
                0x26 : TrueColor       /  24 planes
                0x27 : TrueColor       /  24 planes
                0x28 : TrueColor       /  24 planes
                0x29 : TrueColor       /  24 planes
                0x2a : TrueColor       /  24 planes
                0x2b : TrueColor       /  24 planes
                0x2c : TrueColor       /  24 planes
                0x2d : TrueColor       /  24 planes
                0x2e : TrueColor       /  24 planes
                0x2f : TrueColor       /  24 planes
                0x30 : TrueColor       /  24 planes
                0x31 : TrueColor       /  24 planes
                0x32 : TrueColor       /  24 planes
                0x33 : DirectColor     /  24 planes
                0x34 : DirectColor     /  24 planes
                0x35 : DirectColor     /  24 planes
                0x36 : DirectColor     /  24 planes
                0x37 : DirectColor     /  24 planes
                0x38 : DirectColor     /  24 planes
i've started xnview with cmdline:
xnview -visualid 0x21
and the result is:



its great program !please continue linux development
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Post by duke74 »

aparently v1.70 static also working on pslos 2007 & beryl


using same command line

./xnview -visualid 0x21

(i'm not shure if screen capture is working and there are some
minor glitches about scrollbars)
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Post by timebomb »

starting it with


should actually do the trick with any transparent window application.

anyway looking forward to the qt alpha.
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opensuse 10.3 xnview OK ?

Post by terryxela »

I had the same problem as all of you with xnview 1.70 linux and opensuse 10.2 running beryl both, in a system with intel video chip and in another one with nvidia 8800 series.

Now I installed opensuse 10.3 (32b) with compiz-fusion in an intel video chip system; XnView-static-fc4.i386.rpm is working very well. I just load it
$ xnview

As soon as I install opensuse 10.3 (64b) in the system with nvidia 8800 I will post it.

For me is a great news to have xnview linux running until the new version comes. Yes the windows version runs well under crossover (wine) but I did not use it as a default image program as I had it with the linux version, just use it once in a while. Now I can install it as default again.

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Post by terryxela »


I feel embarrassed about my previous message. Xnview under compiz-fusion has the problems as described. I was running the windows version under wine. So forget about the previous message.
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