Bug 445563 - root window is not redrawn when compositing is enabled
root window is not redrawn when compositing is enabled
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: metacity (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Søren Sandmann Pedersen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-05-07 12:55 EDT by Andrew McNabb
Modified: 2014-06-18 05:10 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-10-31 14:37:09 EDT
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screenshot showing the strange behavior (383.77 KB, image/jpeg)
2008-05-07 12:55 EDT, Andrew McNabb
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Description Andrew McNabb 2008-05-07 12:55:51 EDT
Description of problem:

When /apps/metacity/general/compositing_manager is set to true in gconf, the
root window isn't refreshed when the background image changes.

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


How Reproducible:

It happens every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enable compositing_manager.
2. Set /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop to false to keep nautilus from
controlling the root window.
3. Change the background image by modifying
/desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename in gconf.

Actual results:

The root window doesn't redraw.  Dragging windows around forces the background
to change underneath but not anywhere else.  Calling xrefresh to redraw the
whole screen sort of works, but it can make the screen flicker.

Expected results:

The new background image should be immediately visible.

Additional info:

I'll attach an image that shows what's happening.

Note that you need to have gnome-settings-daemon version
2.22.1-1.2008.03.26.8.fc9.  With earlier versions, the background doesn't get
updated at all, much less redrawn.  See bug 444682 for more information about
this separate bug.
Comment 1 Andrew McNabb 2008-05-07 12:55:51 EDT
Created attachment 304783 [details]
screenshot showing the strange behavior
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 06:46:59 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 3 Søren Sandmann Pedersen 2008-10-31 14:37:09 EDT
Needs to go upstream - we don't recommend using the metacity compositor.
Comment 4 Andrew McNabb 2008-11-03 12:57:12 EST
Note that I just filed a bug with GNOME:


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