I’m trying to get compiz working - I had used it for years, but now I’m having problems.
This is a new/fresh install from: manjaro-xfce-21.2.1-220103-linux515.iso
So I’m using xfce.
I installed compiz-easy-patch - using pamac GUI with AUR enabled.
It compiled and worked - at first time of installing.
But there was a bug/crash that I got.
When I drag out a new window/object, compiz throws an exception, that gets caught - but all the windows are moved into the same workspace/screen. After that first crash/recover, compiz has fixed itself and the crash does not happen again.
eg. in mousepad, if I drag-out a tab to become a separate new window for the tab/file, or if I drag an email to a different folder in thunderbird.
I would say the crash sounds exactly like the one described here:
but my cause may be different.
So then I tried removing compiz-easy-patch, and installing compiz from other sources (like the 0.8 version), and they were not complete, so everything got removed.
Now with all my previous efforts removed and cleaned, when I try to install compiz-easy-patch again, it error’s out when compiling:
[ 16%] Generating zh_TW/LC_MESSAGES/compiz.mo [ 16%] Linking CXX static library libcompiz_grid_grabhandler.a [ 16%] Generating zu/LC_MESSAGES/compiz.mo /var/tmp/pamac-build-coach/compiz-easy-patch/src/compiz-0.9.14.1/po/xh.po:5: warning: header field 'Language' missing in header /var/tmp/pamac-build-coach/compiz-easy-patch/src/compiz-0.9.14.1/po/zh_CN.po:7: warning: header field 'Language' missing in header /var/tmp/pamac-build-coach/compiz-easy-patch/src/compiz-0.9.14.1/po/zh_HK.po:7: warning: header field 'Language' missing in header /var/tmp/pamac-build-coach/compiz-easy-patch/src/compiz-0.9.14.1/po/zh_TW.po:7: warning: header field 'Language' missing in header /var/tmp/pamac-build-coach/compiz-easy-patch/src/compiz-0.9.14.1/po/zu.po:5: warning: header field 'Language' missing in header [ 16%] Built target compiz_grid_grabhandler [ 16%] Linking CXX static library libcompiz_string.a [ 16%] Built target compiz_string [ 16%] Built target nls make: *** [Makefile:166: all] Error 2 ==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build(). Aborting...
It does that with both the pamac GUI and from:
$ pikaur -S --noconfirm compiz-easy-patch
Any help on how to build, or track down the error better would be helpful.