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Old 10-19-06, 08:09 AM   #1
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Default Black Windows because of shortcoming of Video RAM

After opening a few windows I get black windows (title and border is visible, but inside eveything is black).
In the thread "9625 with Go6200 direct rendering bug ?", jamesjones wrote:
Originally Posted by jamesjones
This is a shortcoming of the current implementation of GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap in the drivers. When video RAM has been exhausted, the driver does not behave well (you get blank windows). TurboCache memory is currently cannot be used with GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, so these problems will be especially noticeable on these parts. We're working on improving these cases.
I use use a GeForce 5200 with a resolution of 1920x1200 my, so Video RAM consumption is quite high and using Beryl is hardly possible (only opening GoogleEarth and Firefox and I get black windows).

Does anyone know how is the progress of this problem?
Is there a patch or a workaround?

(Because this is problem is obviously independend from the graphic card I post this in a new thread)

Many thanks
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