Bug 478564 - Caret in AbiWord does not blink with compiz-fusion with intel 82G33/G31
Caret in AbiWord does not blink with compiz-fusion with intel 82G33/G31
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-server (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-12-31 22:23 EST by Martin Sevior
Modified: 2018-04-11 04:00 EDT (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 02:27:04 EST
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Attachments (Terms of Use)
xorg.conf used for my desktop. (843 bytes, text/plain)
2009-01-27 00:30 EST, Martin Sevior
no flags Details
My most recent x11.log file (104.97 KB, text/plain)
2009-01-27 00:33 EST, Martin Sevior
no flags Details
x11.0.log for auto-detected server (117.10 KB, text/plain)
2009-01-27 00:41 EST, Martin Sevior
no flags Details

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Description Martin Sevior 2008-12-31 22:23:25 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):

intel 82G33/G31
fedora 10.

How reproducible:
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
Actual results:

Observed solid rectangle where the blinking caret should be.

Expected results:

A blinking caret should appear at the location where text enters abiword
Additional info:
Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2009-01-26 12:21:55 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, 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.
Comment 2 Martin Sevior 2009-01-27 00:30:47 EST
Created attachment 330064 [details]
xorg.conf used for my desktop.
Comment 3 Martin Sevior 2009-01-27 00:33:56 EST
Created attachment 330065 [details]
My most recent x11.log file
Comment 4 Martin Sevior 2009-01-27 00:41:20 EST
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.
Comment 5 Martin Sevior 2009-01-27 00:43:05 EST
Also the second x11.0.0log file is running the compiz-fusion window manager. The caret bug is the same as ever.
Comment 6 Martin Sevior 2009-07-29 19:11:41 EDT
Hi folks!

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.
Comment 7 Martin Sevior 2009-07-29 20:38:49 EDT
More info:

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.
Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2009-11-18 05:37:03 EST
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