New kernel (.14) and window issues

Mark Haney mark.haney at
Thu Jan 5 13:09:14 UTC 2012

It could be the video card, however, mentioning the desktop effects
triggered a thought about that.

Up until this kernel, when the systems boots and kdm comes up I've been
getting a notice about desktop effects being disabled because the system is
too slow. (it's fine hardware wise just not cutting edge) I've never
changed it to stay disabled on boot.

With this kernel I'm not seeing that notification and I'm wondering if
that's causing the problem, effects are loading and it's chewing up my

I'll take a look when I get home. Thanks for the reply.
 On Jan 4, 2012 7:20 PM, "Mark Greenwood" <fatgerman at> wrote:

> Sounds like a video driver issue. I remember something similar from a long
> time ago. Try disabling desktop effects and if that cures it, try playing
> with the Advanced options for desktop effects to see if changing any of
> those makes the problem go away. I *think* the default setting might be to
> use Open GL V2 shaders, and that doesn't work very well for me.
> Mark
> On 4 Jan 2012, at 23:02, Mark Haney wrote:
> > I'm not really sure where to go with this, as I've never really seen
> > anything quite like this, but I ungraded to the generic .14 kernel and
> > now on one my boxes it bombs on boot (separate issue) and on the one
> > I"m on now it boots and loads up fine _except_ for the fact that the
> > top part of all my windows are missing (not the text menu parts, just
> > the Title bar with the Icon on the left and the
> > Minimize/Maximize/Close buttons on the right.
> >
> > I've also noticed that when this is going on and I click on something
> > else (say the start menu) the current window doesn't lose focus it
> > just appears over top of whatever I've just opened.
> >
> > Is anyone else seeing this problem?  For me, it's ridiculously
> > frustrating since I've had to fall back on the .13 kernel.  I'm not a
> > novice linux person either, I've been using them since the RH4 days.
> >
> > Any ideas?
> >
> >
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