Bug 429018 - with compositing manager enabled, gnome terminals are drawn improperly
with compositing manager enabled, gnome terminals are drawn improperly
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-nv (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-01-16 15:07 EST by Thomas J. Baker
Modified: 2009-07-14 13:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 13:33:24 EDT
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screenshot (374.40 KB, image/png)
2008-01-16 15:07 EST, Thomas J. Baker
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/etc/X11/xorg.conf (620 bytes, text/plain)
2008-02-06 15:26 EST, Thomas J. Baker
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/var/log/Xorg.0.log (35.91 KB, text/plain)
2008-02-06 15:27 EST, Thomas J. Baker
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/var/log/Xorg.0.log with no xorg.conf file (39.54 KB, text/plain)
2008-02-06 15:32 EST, Thomas J. Baker
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Description Thomas J. Baker 2008-01-16 15:07:38 EST
With gnome-terminal-2.21.5-1.fc9.i386, xorg-x11-drv-nv-2.1.6-3.fc9.i386,
metacity-2.21.5-2.fc9.i386, and compositing_manager enabled in metacity, new
gnome-terminals are drawn improperly. Easiest to probably look at the included
image. Disabling the compositing_manager fixes it. It doesn't seem to matter
what the setting in gnome-terminal for Background is set to. At least none and
transparent behave the same.
Comment 1 Thomas J. Baker 2008-01-16 15:07:38 EST
Created attachment 291882 [details]
Comment 2 Søren Sandmann Pedersen 2008-01-16 23:11:10 EST
This is a bug in the nvidia driver. You can work around it by adding 

        Option      "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps"

to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

Comment 3 Thomas J. Baker 2008-01-17 11:30:18 EST
Yes, that makes it work much better. Since you handled that one so easy, what
about when I move windows and there's no visual cue (no opaque move, no outline
even) of the moving window, just the cursor? NV bug or metacity?
Comment 6 Søren Sandmann Pedersen 2008-01-31 22:19:05 EST
In general, the metacity compositor is not really supported - it's only a hidden
a configuration option for the reason. 

I don't know whether this is a bug in the NV driver or in metacity. My guess
would be that it's a metacity bug. Feel free to report it to metacity upstream. 
Comment 7 Søren Sandmann Pedersen 2008-02-01 15:31:46 EST
Sorry, I confused myself. The bug here is:

On the nv driver, software rendering doesn't work on drawables that are in video
memory. It is a real video driver bug that I have seen myself on a G80 card. 
Comment 8 Matěj Cepl 2008-02-01 18:53:16 EST
Thanks for the bug report.  We have reviewed the information you have provided
above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful
in our diagnosis of this issue.

Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log
file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file
attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.

Could you please also try to run without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever and
let X11 autodetect your display and video card? Attach to this bug
/var/log/Xorg.0.log from this attempt as well, please.

We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.

Thanks in advance.
Comment 9 Thomas J. Baker 2008-02-06 15:26:37 EST
Created attachment 294139 [details]

Comment 10 Thomas J. Baker 2008-02-06 15:27:42 EST
Created attachment 294140 [details]
Comment 11 Thomas J. Baker 2008-02-06 15:32:35 EST
Created attachment 294141 [details]
/var/log/Xorg.0.log with no xorg.conf file
Comment 12 Thomas J. Baker 2008-02-06 15:33:21 EST
With no xorg.conf file, the original bug of badly drawn gnome-terminals is back
and the resizing issue is still present.
Comment 13 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 00:47:32 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Comment 15 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 13:33:24 EDT
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