Bug 767269 - flashbacks when switching workspace with cube animation
Summary: flashbacks when switching workspace with cube animation
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: compiz
Version: 16
Hardware: i686
OS: Unspecified
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Assignee: Orphan Owner
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-12-13 17:07 UTC by Stuart D Gathman
Modified: 2013-02-13 14:21 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-02-13 14:21:28 UTC
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Description Stuart D Gathman 2011-12-13 17:07:43 UTC
Description of problem:
flashing when switching workspaces

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

How reproducible:
Install compiz-gnome, select "Classic Gnome with Compiz" at login, configure cube, switch desktops.

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:
Cube animation works smoothly, but when it stops, the previous desktop appears briefly, then is overwritten by new desktop.

Expected results:
New desktop zooms into view without flashbacks.

Additional info:
Gnome shell does not support Intel 865G and other older 3D hardware.  Compiz makes those workstations more productive.

Comment 1 Stuart D Gathman 2011-12-13 17:08:28 UTC
I forgot to mention, this all worked smoothly in F14.

Comment 2 Stuart D Gathman 2011-12-19 01:43:05 UTC
It looks like other animations "flash" also.  For instance, selecting a desktop with Ctrl-Alt-DownArrow, it flashes as each desktop takes center stage.

Comment 3 Stuart D Gathman 2012-07-17 18:14:08 UTC
Added an Nvidia card with nouveau driver.  Gnome-shell works smoothly, and compiz is smooth too - but still has the flashbacks.  :-(  So this isn't an Intel driver problem.  Either a regression on compiz, or an incompatibility with gnome3.

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