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Old 02-28-06, 10:51 AM   #1
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Default Refreshing the window contents and desktop icons: Is it a Graphic Card issue?

Hi,

Is there a way to make the window refreshing processes quicker?
Is it a Graphic Card configuration issue?

I attached few captures of my monitor to illustrate my problem.
I attached too, the "nvidia-bug-report.log.zip" file.

Thanks,

Jacques.
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Old 02-28-06, 12:24 PM   #2
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Default Re: Refreshing the window contents and desktop icons: Is it a Graphic Card issue?

I don't see anything unusual in your bug report. Its not entirely clear from your screenshots, but does this problem correct itself on its own, or is the corruption permanent until you restart X?

Also, is this only triggered with firefox?

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Old 02-28-06, 12:26 PM   #3
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It looks to me like the application takes a while to respond to expose events.
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Old 02-28-06, 12:41 PM   #4
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Zander, I think you're right.

It's happening with all the applications I use... Including the KDE Desktop.

What can I do to improve this?

Lonni, nothing is crashing or freezing it's just that everything is "refreshing" slowly when a window is moving over others...

Let me know,

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Old 02-28-06, 12:43 PM   #5
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Have you checked for CPU hogging background tasks?
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Old 02-28-06, 01:01 PM   #6
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This problem is so strange especially because of the low use of my CPU.

I'm just moving a window over another one. No more processes are running, I mean, there is not intensive use of my CPU.

When I'm moving the content of a window using its sliderbar, there is no problem. I only appreciate it moving a window over another one or over the Desktop icons.
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Old 02-28-06, 01:30 PM   #7
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Is this problem present for multiple users?
Is this problem present with any other window manager besides KDE?

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Old 02-28-06, 01:57 PM   #8
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It's happening with other window managers (fvwm etc.) and other user configurations...
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Old 02-28-06, 03:52 PM   #9
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It is clear from the screenshots that he is running with composite. This effect shouldn't be present at all with composite should it? I think something is definitely wrong.
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Old 02-28-06, 04:01 PM   #10
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The composite extension isn't being explicitly requested in the X configuration, and since AllowGLXWithComposite isn't in the X configuration, while glx clearly is, so I don't believe that you're correct.

I also don't see anything in the screen shots that would suggest that the Composite extension was in use.

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Old 02-28-06, 04:15 PM   #11
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Is there a way to force a quicker redrawing of the window contents when expose events?

Does it make sense?

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Old 03-01-06, 02:22 AM   #12
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You might be able to work around the problem by stopping your window manager from displaying content while resizing or moving windows. Obviously you shouldn't need to, but I haven't used SuSe so I can't help you further.
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