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Old 11-07-06, 03:08 PM   #1
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Default 9629 - black window bug with Beryl / Compiz persists?

I'm running Ubuntu 6.10 with a Geforce Go6200, and the "black windows" bug with Beryl / Compiz where windows would be displayed without contents after a certain sum of sizes which AFAIK was confirmed to be a bug with the 9625 beta driver release still seems to be there.

Can anyone else running different hardware confirm this? I expected it to be ironed out in the final release.
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Old 11-07-06, 03:43 PM   #2
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Default Re: 9629 - black window bug with Beryl / Compiz persists?

Video card : nVidia Corporation NV31M [GeForce FX Go5650] (rev a1)

I have also noticed this effect using the beta 9626 driver but ONLY using beryl, not compiz. I thus assumed it was a bug in beryl, but maybe I am wrong.

Also, I am a little surprised to find that the released nvidia drivers, as of today, are also 9626 ? Is it normal for beta and then final released drivers to have the same number ?
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Old 11-07-06, 03:46 PM   #3
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The driver released today is 1.0-9629 not 1.0-9626.
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Old 11-07-06, 04:10 PM   #4
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Crap. My eye sight must be going in my old age...

Mis-read a 9 as a 6 ....


My apologies. Chris
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Old 11-07-06, 04:35 PM   #5
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Default Re: 9629 - black window bug with Beryl / Compiz persists?

I have not tried 9629 yet, however I am running compiz on 9626 without any issues, however when running beryl 0.1.1 and 0.1.2 svn i experience the black window issue. I honestly plan on just sticking with compiz, it has much better performance, it's much more stable and has plenty of plugins to do what i want it to.
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Old 11-08-06, 03:20 AM   #6
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I've tried 9629 and I still get the black windows problem

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Old 11-08-06, 04:31 AM   #7
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I still have the problem too with the 9629 driver.
beryl is unusable this way, i hoped it had been solved with this new driver.
cheers Bart.
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Old 11-08-06, 12:37 PM   #8
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Default Re: 9629 - black window bug with Beryl / Compiz persists?

Same here on my hardware:

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Old 11-08-06, 02:23 PM   #9
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I've heard that the black window problem is caused by insufficient card's memory rather than by a driver bug.
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Old 11-08-06, 02:54 PM   #10
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I've heard that the black window problem is caused by insufficient card's memory rather than by a driver bug.
Sorry, but that sounds like nonsense to me. Or just a bad excuse.

The driver knows how much memory the card it is running on has !!!
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Old 11-08-06, 03:17 PM   #11
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Sorry, but that sounds like nonsense to me. Or just a bad excuse.
Well, maybe a bad excuse... everything is fine on my system.
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When video RAM has been exhausted, the driver does not behave well (you get blank windows).
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Old 11-08-06, 03:39 PM   #12
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Well, maybe a bad excuse... everything is fine on my system.
Still sounds like an excuse to me.

My card has 128M, which really should be enough ram ... Everything runs fine with compiz, I only see this problem with beryl (and I still see it with the release 9XXXX drivers).

Is this a beryl or nvidia bug ? Do the nvidia devs need any feedback ?
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