Tuesday, April 25, 2006

AIGLX: Turn the Service on and Off with a Right Click

In the last section of http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/RenderingProject/AiglxOnFedora there's a script to turn the AIGLX composition manager ON and OFF in metacity window manager.
The script is based on zenity, and because it does not provide a Question dialog with Yes and No buttons, the mapping is done in the message.

Well, here is my version of the script in Python and PyGTK to avoid zenity caveats.

#! /usr/bin/env python
# Copyright (C) 2006 by Diego Torres Milano <diego@pxes.org>
# This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
# it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
# the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
# (at your option) any later version.
# This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
# GNU General Public License for more details.
# You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
# along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
# Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307,

import gtk
import gconf

q = gtk.MessageDialog(type=gtk.MESSAGE_QUESTION,
q.set_markup('Do you want to turn ON the AIGLX Service ?')
(q.run() == gtk.RESPONSE_YES))

Save the script in the Nautilus script folder (~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts) as AIGLX and change the permissions to make it executable by owner. Close Nautilus and right click the Desktop. You should now have a AIGLX menu option in Scripts.
Enjoy it.


charliec114 said...

Hola soy de Colon Bs As Argentina, me entere de la existencia de un diego torres milano apegado al software libre, espero que seas vos, no pude conseguir email por eso te dejo un comentario...
soy carlos uso ubuntu en todas mis maquinas hace algun tiempo ya, y estaria bueno tener a alguien de mis pagos, para charlar del tema...
mi web: www.charliec114.com.ar
mi email: charliec114@gmail.com
y si no sos el que busco, mil disculpas

Diego Torres Milano said...

Hola Carlos,
Efectivamente, soy un diego torres milano apegado al software libre, soy Argentino pero en este momento no vivo en Argentina.
De todas formas, en este mundo virtualizado en el que vivimos eso no importaria mucho ;-)
Estamos an un email de distancia...