[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#557451: Bug#557451: terminal: background transparency is broken

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Tue Apr 27 12:33:26 UTC 2010

On 27/04/2010 14:06, Leevi Seinälä wrote:
> Terminal transparency is broken in Gnome too, you can only see the
> desktop wallpaper, not the windows behind the terminal.
> http://koti.mbnet.fi/leevi/kuvat/error/terminaltransparency.jpg
> Tested it with 2 machines + QEMU, same thing everywhere.

This does not look like xfce4-terminal or gnome-terminal (the menus are
not called like this, in xfce4-terminal 0.4.2 it's:
File/Edit/View/Terminal/Go/Help and in gnome-terminal 2.28.2 it's
File/Edit/View/Terminal/Help). What is it then?

I'm not sure compositing works in qemu anyway, so the qemu test is not
really helpful.

I don't know your setup exactly, it's too messy, but basically what I
need you to test and confirm is that:

* compositing is enabled in Xorg (check in /var/log/Xorg.0.log, check
it's not disabled in /etc/X11/xorg.conf)
* compositing is enabled in Xfce, using xfwm (not interested in GNOME as
I'm not sure metacity supports compositing etc. I can't say for sure).
This is done in the “window manager tweaks” settings.
* transparency is indeed working (like, title bar transparency, inactive
window transparency etc. is confirmed working)
* nor xfce4-terminal nor gnome-terminal show real transparency

Can you do that for me?


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