Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 215250
compiz-0.3.2-1.fc7, cow and nVidia?
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:48 EST
Description of problem:
Enabling desktop-effects with compiz-0.3.2-1 makes things go a little crazy on
my nVidia MX/MMX 400 (64MB). No windows will refresh their contents - For
example I can hold alt and the cursor changes to a mouse with a little "+" like
normal when moving a window - But I can't actually see it move. Commands I type
into a open terminal will execute properly, but I can't see myself type. That
is, until I replace compiz with "metacity --replace". Then things refresh again,
and all the changes I made while desktop-effects were running will suddenly
appear. Compiz will run properly with "compiz --replace gconf --use-cow"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enable desktop-effects
2. Wait a few seconds, things freeze up.
4. Blindly click on the terminal, hit <ctrl+c> and type: 'metacity --replace'
5. Things return to normal
Compiz makes windows stop "refreshing" their contents
Compiz doesn't freeze the windows
Same symptoms here, with latest nVidia binary drivers (v9629). Adding these
lines to /etc/X11/xorg.conf under "Device" allows compiz 0.3.2-1 to run:
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
Option "DisableGLXRootClipping" "True"
Perhaps we could change the RPM to add these lines if it detects an nVidia card?
The average user probably won't want to do this.
This does fix compiz, but for me it now messes up the decorations:
> Option "DisableGLXRootClipping" "True"
Yup, it does work - I was missing that option, and now after adding that it
Since cow is the default for Compiz in the development branch, this isn't an