Awesome wm compositing problems

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https://bbs.archlinux.org – I'm having peculiar problems with compositing under the awesome window manager, using any composite manager. When I start xcompmgr, any windows I have open disappear, including the awesome bar, but not including conky, sometimes flickering back into view, but then disappearing again. I have the same problem with compton-git from the aur. When I try to use cairo-compmgr, it works perfectly for a few minutes and then my X session locks up. I'm using xf86-video-ati, and have all of the latest X-related packages. Does anyone know how to fix this? alexanderthegre https://bbs.arch (HowTos)