I cannot get windowed mode to work, what ever i do it is always fullscreen, and running ubuntu 7.10 with blender 2.45
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I think there is a bug in that version for ubuntu.
I’ve got the same problem and thanks to the guys over at Kino3D I’ve got the solution:
blender -w -p 0 0 800 600
it seems it’s due to the compiz features…