Bug 207120 - rdesktop corrupted screen on scroll
rdesktop corrupted screen on scroll
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rdesktop (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
: 206081 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2006-09-19 11:17 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:47 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-04-04 13:27:01 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2006-09-19 11:17:27 EDT
I thought I reported this, but can't find it.

If I rdesktop to a Windows box, and scroll using the scrollbar by dragging by
mouse, the screen becomes corrupted, i.e. it does not update properly.

This is especially dangerous, because sometimes the corruption is not obvious.
For example, today I was noting down scsi ids, and noticed two were the same
because of the sort order. They weren't *really* the same, it was just that the
picture had become corrupt and not updated properly during a scroll.
Comment 1 Stuart Rowan 2006-11-09 16:46:29 EST
I've noticed this in FC6 too. It's really really annoying.

Using the nvidia binary driver in case that makes a difference.
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2006-11-09 17:07:02 EST
It looks like it may be an nvidia driver problem then, a quick test of a
non-nvidia box doesn't show the problem. Maybe the maintainer can confirm?
Comment 3 Need Real Name 2006-11-13 04:01:41 EST
*** Bug 206081 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Cott Lang 2006-12-08 13:31:56 EST
XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 fixes this for me.

rdesktop 1.5.0 also appears to fix this.  It'd be nice if Fedora Core 6 included
that, lots of people have this problem and it is painfully annoying.
Comment 5 Need Real Name 2006-12-08 13:53:31 EST
It would be very nice.

It's not just annoying, it's dangerous - it can lead a user to believe they are
seeing something which does not exist.
Comment 6 Behdad Esfahbod 2006-12-08 14:26:49 EST
Ok, should hit Updates Testing today.
Comment 7 Need Real Name 2007-06-28 16:30:51 EDT
I think this is fixed now - thanks!
Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 23:47:14 EDT
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