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X freezes when using compositor and transparency with terminals


Description Cory Lucas 2005-07-15 00:26:27 CEST
When using the xfwm compositor, anytime a terminal(xterm, aterm, gnome-terminal,
Terminal) X freezes and I have to reboot, other programs run fine.  Works fine
when using xcompmgr instead.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start xfwm with compositor on
2. set a terminal to be transpent (using transset or xfwm moving opacity option)

Actual Results:  
X freezes, need to reboot

Expected Results:  
terminal becomes transpent
Comment 1 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2005-07-15 08:03:31 CEST
This is a bug with your video driver.
Comment 2 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2005-07-15 08:44:22 CEST
The long answer:

- I'm sure it's a video driver bug because a user space application cannot
freeze a system and force you to reboot.
- There are several similar reports with recent NVidia drivers (myself, both of
my systems are affected by this bug)
- xcompmgr has the same problem (try this, activate transparency using transset
with xcompmgr and resize the window as fast as you can)
- "nv" driver works fine although a lot slower.

Bug #1078

Reported by:
Cory Lucas
Reported on: 2005-07-15
Last modified on: 2009-07-14


Olivier Fourdan
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