fully transparent windows problem

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Sun Nov 8 15:21:47 UTC 2015


On 8 November 2015 at 15:17, Colin Law <clanlaw at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8 November 2015 at 15:04, Peter Teuben <teuben at astro.umd.edu> wrote:
>> This is a serious problem that has plagued me for a few years, through a
>> number
>> of ubuntu versions. The past year the problem was limited to a program
>> called tkdiff , but now I'm confronted with gimp as well doing this.
>>
>> The problem is that a new window comes up completely transparent. I have
>> to kill it and try again. Sometimes several times. Very frustrating.
>> Embarassing
>> in demos.
>>
>> The problem goes away if I reboot, suggesting it's a memory leak of sorts.
>> Wondering if anybody has seen this before.   This is on a Thinkpad T530
>> laptop,
>> and with U15.04. I have a desktop with "similar" setup, and it doesn't
>> exhibit
>> this (in all fairness, I don't use the crap out of that one compared to
>> the laptop)
>
> That sounds like
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/+bug/1371928

If you are using nvidia graphics then possibly also
https://bugs.launchpad.net/compiz/0.9.11/+bug/1072206

Colin



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