Bug 178677 - Desktop Background corrupted?
Summary: Desktop Background corrupted?
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 178433
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11
Version: 5
Hardware: powerpc
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
QA Contact: David Lawrence
URL: http://www.ourphotos.me.uk/background...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-01-23 08:27 UTC by Andy Hudson
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-01-25 20:58:07 UTC

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Description Andy Hudson 2006-01-23 08:27:50 UTC
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Description of problem:
After finishing an HTTP installation of FC5T2, booted into Gnome to find that the defauly background initially appeared fine and then suddenly corrupted so that it appears to have two sets of everything on the screen, ie panel, logo, bottom panel, several duplicate icons etc. However, only the top menu and the bottom 'minimise everything' are active as if it was normal. Can get the blue script (?)background to render fine, but not the default or the Mac OS alike background. Have not had chance to test other backgrounds.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Login into Gnome
2.Experience Desktop Background wackiness

Actual Results:  Corruption of background

Expected Results:  Background should have appeared correctly

Additional info:

I'm running FC5T2 on a Mac mini 1.25Ghz, with 256MB of RAM. Clean install (haven't run any upgrades/updates etc)

Comment 1 John (J5) Palmieri 2006-01-23 18:05:02 UTC
Sounds like a driver issue.

Comment 2 Andy Hudson 2006-01-24 19:53:30 UTC
Tried it under KDE and default background appears just fine - seems to be limited to Gnome. Could this 
just be specific to Gnome? Driver in system-config-display seems to be correct (ATI R280)

Comment 3 Frank Arnold 2006-01-25 12:49:10 UTC
Please try adding the following line to the Device section of your

Option "AccelMethod" "EXA"

It might be related to this Xorg bug:

Comment 4 Andy Hudson 2006-01-25 18:48:21 UTC
Added line as suggested and it seems to work - I can now see all the desktop
backgrounds under Gnome, including gradients with no problem.

Thanks for your help

Comment 5 Rahul Sundaram 2006-01-25 20:58:07 UTC
Thank you for the bug report. This particular bug has already been reported
into our bug tracking system, but please feel free to report any further
bugs you find.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 178433 ***

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