Xgl with Xfce

I previously posted about running Xgl under GNOME. Well, it seems that the Xgl/Beryl duo can be run smoothly under any other desktop environment, e.g. Xfce.

To attain that (after you have GNOME/Xgl running), just create two files:

/usr/local/bin/startxgl_xfce

Xgl -fullscreen :1 -ac -accel glx:pbuffer -accel xv:pbuffer & sleep 2 && DISPLAY=:1
# Start Xfce
exec xfce4-session

and

/usr/share/xsessions/xfce4-xgl.desktop

[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Xfce-Xgl
Exec=/usr/local/bin/startxgl_xfce
Icon=
Type=Application

The latter inserts a "Xfce-Xgl" entry in the GDM xsession list, which will call the former. That one actually startx Xgl and opens Xfce. Nice, uh?

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