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#1 2015-10-01 10:56:04

OlliC
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Registered: 2015-09-28
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Gnome Background Corruption with Nvidia

Hey everybody,

after my last complete system upgrade which installed nvidia driver 355.11 i got
the background corruption in my gnome environment i have read about before.

It happens when i switch virtual terminals. The image from the login screen as well as desktop background gets terrible corrupted.

This link here says there should be a workaround in Gnome 3.16.1. Since we have version 3.16.2 in arch now i think this "workaround"
does not catch it for the new nvidia driver...

http://news.softpedia.com/news/GNOME-Sh … 8404.shtml

Does anybody else have this issue?

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#2 2015-10-01 21:11:07

Ropid
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Registered: 2015-03-09
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Re: Gnome Background Corruption with Nvidia

Yup, I've put this command on Super+F12 to be able to restart gnome-shell easily:

dbus-send --type=method_call --dest=org.gnome.Shell /org/gnome/Shell org.gnome.Shell.Eval "string:global.reexec_self()"

Here's the bug report that the link you found was talking about:

https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=739178

There's also a bit of talk about switching virtual terminals in there, but I think there was no solution (I might have overlooked something).

Last edited by Ropid (2015-10-01 21:12:07)

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#3 2015-10-01 22:00:49

nstgc
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Registered: 2014-03-17
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Re: Gnome Background Corruption with Nvidia

That happened to me yesterday. I logged out and back in. Fixed it. No reason to assume it won't happen again, but the work around is easy enough.

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#4 2015-10-13 17:36:31

ChuckDaniels
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Registered: 2014-03-31
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Re: Gnome Background Corruption with Nvidia

Same problem here when switching TTYs. Easier than relogin into you Gnome session is to restart it : ALT+F2, then write 'r', press enter. You won't have to close all this way.

Last edited by ChuckDaniels (2015-10-13 17:37:14)


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#5 2015-10-13 19:19:52

saivert
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Registered: 2014-06-13
Posts: 19

Re: Gnome Background Corruption with Nvidia

The workaround mentioned in https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=739178 is still present in the latest code that I checked out so I don't understand why this is no longer working as of gnome-shell 3.18.0-1 and nvidia 355.11-3

And the background corruption started with gnome-shell 3.16 but I never had any issues with that version.

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#6 2015-10-14 08:58:17

ChuckDaniels
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Re: Gnome Background Corruption with Nvidia

I got this bug with previous version of Gnome but it got fixed. It only spawned when I suspended my PC not when switching to TTYs.

After upgrading to Gnome 3.18, I got background corrupted every time I switch to TTY. It looks like some kind of regression introduced in the new version or a new different bug.


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#7 2016-04-12 09:45:07

OlliC
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Registered: 2015-09-28
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Re: Gnome Background Corruption with Nvidia

Will this ever get fixed?!

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#8 2016-04-12 10:37:50

Dowefu
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Registered: 2014-03-25
Posts: 68

Re: Gnome Background Corruption with Nvidia

I have the same thing starting from 3.14.

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#9 2016-04-23 20:34:47

hussam
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Re: Gnome Background Corruption with Nvidia

I presume it will eventually get fixed. I think Nvidia developers use Gnome and I wouldn't be surprised if they end up contributing Wayland support to Gnome and fixing this along the way.

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