Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 464031
Window border repaints not reflected on screen
Last modified: 2018-04-11 03:40:45 EDT
Created attachment 317745 [details]
Description of problem:
I use DWM window manager (http://dwm.suckless.org), which draws a one-pixel border around client windows with XSetWindowBorder. The border around the current window with focus is a different color from those around other windows. When I upgraded to Fedora 9 and the new xorg-x11-drv-vmware, the borders no longer refresh when (re)drawn. Rather, I have to switch to a different (WinXP) host application and then back to VMware to see the updated borders. I don't see this problem when using xorg-x11-drv-vesa.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Host OS: Windows XP SP3
Display Adaptor: Mobile Intel 945GM
VMware Workstation 6.0.5 build-109488
How reproducible: 100%
Steps to Reproduce:
2. launch two xterms and switch between them
3. switch to host app and then back to VMware
In step 2, the borders do not appear. After step 3, the borders appear, but do not update.
The window borders should update as they are drawn and as the focus changes from window to window.
This did not happen with xorg-x11-drv-vmware-10.15.2-1.fc8, but that version is no longer compatible with my xorg-x11-server, probably because of changes relating to libpciaccess.
Created attachment 317746 [details]
Curious. This is unlikely to be the video driver's fault though, the driver has no explicit knowledge of border painting.
The only thing I can think of that might have affected this would be the PaintWindow rewrite since 1.3. Do you see this in a normal (hardware-backed) X server?
Sorry, I don't have a hardware-backed setup handy at the moment. However, I don't see this behavior when I switch to the the VESA driver (xorg-x11-drv-vesa-2.0.0-1.fc9.i386) while keeping the rest of the environment constant.
Created attachment 319145 [details]
Xorg.0.log in the (working) Fedora 8 setup
This is included for contrast with the one from the current non-working setup. Diffing the two, I notice much difference in the PCI info.
Created attachment 319146 [details]
Output of xdpyinfo in the (non-working) Fedora 9 setup
Created attachment 319149 [details]
Output of xdpyinfo in the (working) Fedora 8 setup
This is included for contrast with the one from the current non-working setup. Diffing the two, I find that the current setup has fewer visuals.
Also possibly relevant: my new, Fedora 9, setup no longer detects the default display mode of 1680x1050 ("no mode of this name"). I had to include modelines in xorg.conf to obtain the correct resolution. This was not necessary in my old, Fedora 8, setup.
I downgraded to xorg-x11-server-Xorg-22.214.171.124-47.fc8.i386 and xorg-x11-drv-vmware-10.15.2-1.fc8.i386 and the system is behaving properly again.
This behavior also occurs with VMware Workstation 6.5.1 build-126130. I'm also beginning to suspect the PaintWindow rewrite in the X server.
I upgraded to Fedora 10, with xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.5.3-5.fc10.i386, and this behavior still occurs.
I upgraded to xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.5.3-15.fc10.i386, libX11-1.1.5-2.fc10.i386, and VMware 6.5.2 build-156735, but this behavior still occurs.
I upgraded to xorg-x11-server-Xorg-126.96.36.1991-1.fc11.i586,
libX11-1.2.1-2.fc11.i586, and xorg-x11-drv-vmware-10.16.0-3.fc11.i586, but this behavior still occurs.
Since this bugzilla report was filed, there have been several major updates in various components of the Xorg system, which may have resolved this issue. Users who have experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade their system to the latest version of their packages. For packages from updates-testing repository you can use command
yum upgrade --enablerepo='*-updates-testing'
Alternatively, you can also try to test whether this bug is reproducible with the upcoming Fedora 12 distribution by downloading LiveMedia of F12 Beta available at http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes/ . By using that you get all the latest packages without need to install anything on your computer. For more information on using LiveMedia take a look at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraLiveCD .
Please, if you experience this problem on the up-to-date system, let us now in the comment for this bug, or whether the upgraded system works for you.
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I upgraded to xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.6.4-0.1.fc11.i586,
libX11-1.2.2-1.fc11.i586, xorg-x11-drv-vmware-10.16.0-3.fc11.i586, and VMware Workstation 6.5.3 build-185404, on NVIDIA Quadro 290 with 256 MB, but this
behavior still occurs.
I upgraded to Fedora 12, but this behavior still occurs.
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