Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 478564
Caret in AbiWord does not blink with compiz-fusion with intel 82G33/G31
Last modified: 2009-12-18 02:27:04 EST
Description of problem:
In Fedora 10 running with the compiz-fusion-0.7.8-2.fc10.i386 Window manager the caret in AbiWord-2.6.5 appears as a solid rectangular block which not blink. Furthermore, upon typing large amounts of screen dirt from the caret are generated.
This bug was not present in Fedora 9, nor does it appear in compiz-fusion with the nivdia video card. It does not appear in metacity either. From my knowledge of abiword my guess is that compiz-fusion is not handling screen captures or restores with called from a gtk-idle loop.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
100% reproducible in the combination of hardware and software shown above. Bug was not present in fedora 9.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. enable compiz-fusion with intel 82G33/G31 video card in Fedora 10
2. Start abiword
Observed solid rectangle where the blinking caret should be.
A blinking caret should appear at the location where text enters abiword
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, if available) 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 (if you have one) 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.
Created attachment 330064 [details]
xorg.conf used for my desktop.
Created attachment 330065 [details]
My most recent x11.log file
Created attachment 330066 [details]
x11.0.log for auto-detected server
OK here is the additional information requested.
The first x11.log is the log file captured from the xorg.conf file attached.
The second x11.0.log file the log file resulting from the server obtained without an xorg.conf file.
Also the second x11.0.0log file is running the compiz-fusion window manager. The caret bug is the same as ever.
How is the progress on this bug? I've upgraded to fedora 11 and this bug is still present.
We now have a quite a lot of commentary in AbiWord's bugzilla related to this. See here:
Basically I can't use compiz or compiz-fusion on my intel grahics card. It also appears to affect ATI graphics cards although nvidia cards work fine.
We blink the caret by taking a snapshot of the screen pixmap, then draw the
caret over that. It appears that taking this snapshot of the screen pixmap
returns a solid black rectangle, rather than what was on the screen.
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