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Old 10-19-06, 09:09 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:
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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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Old 10-19-06, 09:21 AM   #2
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Default Re: Black Windows because of shortcoming of Video RAM

The fix will be ready when it's ready and will probably be released with the next driver.
Opening another topic about the bug that has already been mentioned won't make the fix appear earlier. Try using indirect rendering as a workaround.

No offence, I'm not trying to be rude or something, I'm just tired of seeing dozens of threads about the same problem, or with the same questions. If the problem you have is not anything new, then don't create another thread just try to write in the one that already exists.
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Old 11-04-06, 09:51 AM   #3
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Default Re: Black Windows because of shortcoming of Video RAM

Hello,

I have the same problem with the nvidia beta drivers.
I'm using debian unstable with the nvidia beta driver from experimental and with the beryl packages from http://forum.debian-fr.org/viewtopic.php?t=4985 (sorry it's a french forum)

But wenn i start beryl with the option beryl --force-aiglx && beryl-manager it works fine for me ! Hope this can help you.

The only problem is that i'm unable to read video with mplayer ot totem because the video output doesn't work anymore, but it's very nice to see beryl running on my machine.
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Old 11-05-06, 12:23 AM   #4
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Default Re: Black Windows because of shortcoming of Video RAM

Well i had same situation, black windows only for gtk+ applications.

Running beryl with --strict-binding has solved this but unfortunately in cost of cpu usage.
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Old 02-11-07, 08:33 PM   #6
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Default Re: Black Windows because of shortcoming of Video RAM

This does not fix it. Anyone who runs out of VRAM will still get black windows.

I run a 30" screen and after about 5 mins, running beryl-svn and nvidia 1.0.9746 I still get black windows.

Running a 7800 GT OC at 2560x1600.
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