Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 490276
Compiz garbles windows/panels and freezes upon some gnome GUI actions (w/ nvidia)
Last modified: 2009-06-12 05:51:46 EDT
Created attachment 335215 [details]
xsession-errors... interesting bit near the bottom
Description of problem:
With Desktop Effects enabled, the system works for a while, although on some actions the GUI freezes, looks garbled, and the mouse stops moving. After a while (if I'm lucky) X dies and gdm comes up with the login screen. Otherwise I need to hard-reboot.
If the gnome-panel is about 45 pixels high, when logging into gnome the screen freezes instantly upon loading gnome (suspected trigger: gnome-panel).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Hit-and-miss, although the major culprits when this happens are (in order of frequency, most frequent first)...
1. Resizing the gnome-panel (right-click -> properties -> size).
2. Opening gnome-volume-control and moving it around the screen.
3. Opening gpk-application (package manager) and searching on something.
4. Right-clicking an icon on the desktop to get a context menu.
...however, I can reproduce this within a minute of login by doing item #1 above.
Steps to Reproduce (#1):
1. Enable Desktop Effects
2. Right-click a gnome-panel and select Properties
3. Increase the size upwards from the default (24 pixels)
All panels, apps, menus etc apart from the desktop background become garbled - black with elements of the display randomly appearing. Initially mouse frozen, although after a minute I can move the mouse, but nothing responds to clicks/drags or random key-presses.
gnome-panel increases in size without compiz freezing the whole GUI.
gnome-panel version 2.24.3-1
akmod-nvidia-180.29-1 (also tried pre-compiled kmod)
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 8200 (rev a2)
Couldn't see anything interesting in the Xorg.0.log - I can reproduce problem and attach log if needed.
(In reply to comment #0)
> Couldn't see anything interesting in the Xorg.0.log - I can reproduce problem
> and attach log if needed.
Do so, but please not with nvidia binary-only driver. It makes very different 3D environment which we cannot influence and support. Please check with https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Xorg/3rd_Party_Video_Drivers to make sure your system is clear of remnainsts of binary only drivers.
Seems to have been fixed somewhere along the line in the new Fedora 11 with the following versions:
Also deleted xorg.conf and made new one with nvidia-config-display.
As far as I can see this has now been fixed (thank you) and you can close this ticket.
Recommendation to anyone else with same issue: upgrade to versions above.