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Video with compositor activated


Description Henrik L 2004-10-22 00:41:38 CEST
When I play any kind of video (or run the screensaver) anything that updates
under the displayed video flickers through the image.

I use Xorg 6.8.0.
Comment 1 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2004-10-22 06:31:37 CEST
MPLayer has a known problem with Composite. Xine works fine.

There are many apps that don't work with the new composite extension in X.org.
To determine if it's a problem specific to xfwm4, you can either:

1) Run xfwm4 without the compositor and try with "xcompmgr -c"
   E.g: xfwm4 --compositor=off --daemon && xcompmgr -c

2) Use the Xserver automatic compositor
   E.g: xfwm4 --compositor=auto

If the problem remains,with those, then it's not xfwm4 (anyway I'm pretty sure
it's not xfwm4)

As a general note, the compositor/XDamage/XFixes extensions in X.org are pretty
new and considered unstable. If you want to be safe, don't enable the composite
extensions for now.

Comment 2 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2004-10-22 06:44:15 CEST
I'm closing that bug too for the very simple reason that the window manager is
not involved in the VT <-> X switch, it's really between the OS and the X server...

You should direct that bug to http://www.freedesktop.org/bugzilla

Bug #408

Reported by:
Henrik L
Reported on: 2004-10-22
Last modified on: 2009-07-14


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