Bug 846587 - tigervnc does not honour the backingstore option
tigervnc does not honour the backingstore option
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: tigervnc (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Adam Tkac
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-08-08 03:56 EDT by Alfredo Ferrari
Modified: 2013-04-30 19:52 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: tigervnc-server-1.2.80-0.9.20130307svn5060.fc18
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Clone Of: 750719
Last Closed: 2013-03-14 14:29:31 EDT
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Description Alfredo Ferrari 2012-08-08 03:56:15 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #750719 +++

Description of problem:
Since fedora 13 tigervnc does no longer honour the backingstore option
(+bs in /etc/sysconfig/vncservers)

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.start a tigervnc server with the +bs option
2.connect with vncviewer to the server and launch an application which requires backing store (eg paw from the Cern libraries)
3.send the application window backward and then on top again
Actual results:
the window is not redrawn

Expected results:
the window should be redrawn

Additional info:
The backingstore bug appeared sometimes around Fedora 13. tigervnc 1.0.1 compiled from the tarball on Scientific Linux 5.7 machine has still backingstore functioning properly, even then viewed with vncviewer from a Fedora 15 machine

--- Additional comment from atkac@redhat.com on 2011-11-10 09:29:59 EST ---

This is actually more tricky than it seems. "General" backing store was removed from X.Org some time ago (Xvnc depends on X.Org sources). Currently backing store is implemented as part of the Composite extension but Xvnc has Composite disabled due to various screen corruptions in the past. I will check if Composite is still broken.

--- Additional comment from endoflife@fedoraproject.org on 2012-08-07 15:45:58 EDT ---

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Comment 1 Adam Tkac 2013-03-14 14:29:31 EDT
This issue is already fixed in tigervnc-server-1.2.80-0.9.20130307svn5060.fc18. I'm not going to enable Composite extension in Fedora 17 so please upgrade to F18.

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