There are three different render backends available: xrender, glx, and xr_glx_hybrid.
USE flags for x11-misc/picom A lightweight compositor for X11 (previously a compton fork)
||Enable config file support|
||Enable dbus support for anything that needs it (gpsd, gnomemeeting, etc)|
||Build documentation and man pages (requires app-text/asciidoc)|
||Enable support for using drm for vsync|
||Enable features that require opengl (opengl backend, and opengl vsync methods)|
||Add support for Perl Compatible Regular Expressions|
||Enable dependencies and/or preparations necessary to run tests (usually controlled by FEATURES=test but can be toggled independently)|
emerge --ask x11-misc/picom
Configuration file can be specified by the
--config parameter. By default, the configuration file is read from locations listed below.
An on-change configuration autoload is supported.
- /etc/xdg/picom.conf - Global (system wide) configuration file.
- ~/.config/picom.conf - Local (per user) configuration file.
It can be started as a background process:
- , Last commit to master on April 30, 2017. Retrieved on March 10, 2021