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Blank windows with Compiz-Fusion or Beryl-solved

The problem:

Spark 2.5.6 successfully logged in but all windows were blank after login (contact popups displayed though(?))

Identified this as a problem with Java (1.6) with Compiz-Fusion +AIGLX (My platform is Ubuntu Feisty 7.0.4).

Problem sorted after much googl’ing thus thanks to:


which suggests:

"Those who use Java™, to run

applications such as Eclipse and Netbeans will usually find it will

load with no interface present when combined with Beryl or Compiz. You

can fix this by doing the following, I found it works for Java 5 and

Java 6.

The Fix

Open the environment file in the etc directory. To do this just open a terminal and type the following:-

gksudo gedit /etc/environment

Now the file is open add the line below the path line then save and exit:-


Thats it, happy coding

More information regarding this issue can be found at the Beryl site."

doesn’t seem to work with me

also my enviroment file is empty, so I trued adding it to my /etc/profile and even /home/user/.bash_profile

but nothing…




beryl beryl-0.2.1-1.fc7

java version “1.6.0_02”

Java™ SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_02-b05)

Java HotSpot™ 64-Bit Server VM (build 1.6.0_02-b05, mixed mode)

everytime I run spark it runs and i can receive messages but not see anything, menus, contacts, etc… now when i logoff and log in using just gnome (non xgl) it works fine…

any1 else get this to work?



Thanks for the tip. In a multiuser system /etc/environment is good. O a single user system, which most installations of Compiz/Beryl are located, or on a system that you don’t have root access to, adding the line to ~/.bashrc

For Gnome ( Redhat and Ubutnu )

gedit ~./bashrc

Add the following

export AWT_TOOLKIT=“MToolkit”

You can log out then log back in or run the following line from a terminal:

source ~/.bashrc && /path/to/Spark