fully transparent windows problem
teuben at astro.umd.edu
Wed Nov 11 15:50:15 UTC 2015
On 11/08/2015 09:06 PM, Colin Law wrote:
> 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
>>> 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.
>>> 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
>>> and with U15.04. I have a desktop with "similar" setup, and it doesn't
>>> this (in all fairness, I don't use the crap out of that one compared to
>>> the laptop)
>> That sounds like
> If you are using nvidia graphics then possibly also
thanks Colin for the followup,
this is a 3 year old reported problem (but I've had
this for the longest time, so that's consistent).
I find lspci's output confusing. I guess I am running NVIDIA after all.....
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core
processor Graphics Controller (rev 09)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF108M [NVS 5400M]
from lsmod, i see i'm running the nouveau driver. And I even see I had
posted a message in that
bug report as well <grin> a little over a year ago :-(
reading more more in this bug report, it's now been reported as fixed in
compiz - 1:0.9.12.1+15.04.20150303-0ubuntu1
but I'm running
i.e. a later "fixed" version, and like a few others on that bug
report, I'm not the only one
who are still reporting problems.
Maybe this is not exactly the same problem, they are talking about black
I never have. Mine are exclusively transparent.
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