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#1 2013-04-30 01:52:55

instantaphex
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Registered: 2012-07-07
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[SOLVED] Upgrade to gnome 3.8 compiz leaves window trails

I upgraded to gnome 3.8 today and found that when I login to my gnome-compiz session, dragging windows leaves trails in the background and no background initially shows up.  Has anyone else had this problem?  I'm not even really sure what to look for to fix this issue.

Thanks!

EDIT: So I was reading this thread https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=161918 and noticed something

triplesquarednine wrote:

The issue most definitely relates to some changes in nautilus, afaict from looking at commit logs;  nautilus, when handling the desktop now paints an RGBA window (transparent) and only draws it's icons/folders/etc. Gnome-Shell then handles painting the desktop wallpaper. (behind)

- So in my case, i think i know why i am getting a black window -> I'm not running Gnome-shell (nor a fork), so there is no wallpaper being drawn. So the solution for me, is to use Gnome-flashback and/or using older version of nautilus or nemo (which do handle painting desktop wallpaper).

I'm not sure if that is helpful.  I'm also using proprietary catalyst drivers.

Last edited by instantaphex (2013-05-04 17:25:24)

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#2 2013-04-30 02:25:09

instantaphex
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Re: [SOLVED] Upgrade to gnome 3.8 compiz leaves window trails

I've opened up the gnome-tweak-tool and unchecked "have file manager handle the desktop" and this seemed to fix the problem of the trailing windows, but, now I don't have a desktop anymore.  Any ideas?

Last edited by instantaphex (2013-04-30 03:12:16)

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#3 2013-04-30 16:03:54

instantaphex
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Re: [SOLVED] Upgrade to gnome 3.8 compiz leaves window trails

So I tried logging into a gnome classic session and running compiz from there using

$ compiz ccp --replace

and I had the same outcome.  I'll keep playing with it a bit tonight after work but I'm just a bit stumped.

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#4 2013-04-30 22:32:10

solar
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Re: [SOLVED] Upgrade to gnome 3.8 compiz leaves window trails

hi there...this might enlighten you slightly: https://live.gnome.org/GnomeFlashback

so ya. some update yet again by gnome crashed my gnome-compiz layout I think a while back and yet again I am in this distro limbo. sigh. I have close to nil respoect for gnome now. Unity was just as horrendous but didn't care, just stopped using ubuntu. But gnome has been a companion for over a decade. Biggest regression in desktop experience ever .. amazing.. especially as it's now into the 2nd decade of the 21st century.

Anyway, I haven't tried gnome whatever now with compiz so am looking into it now. SO gnome-session-compiz or so works with this gnome 3.8 stuff? every time they bump a version they try and break as much as possible so they can push upon their desires... M$ 2? ah well. Still good luck with it. In the past I would have recommended another desktop renderer, e.g. rox desktop or something.


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#5 2013-05-01 01:25:48

instantaphex
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Posts: 67

Re: [SOLVED] Upgrade to gnome 3.8 compiz leaves window trails

I figured I should include this.  It may or may not be helpful.

xorg.conf:

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "aticonfig Layout"
        Screen      0  "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0
EndSection

Section "Module"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
        Option      "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
        Option      "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
        Option      "DPMS" "true"
        Option      "Primary"   "true"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "CRT1
        Option      "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
        Option      "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
        Option      "DPMS" "true"
        Option      "RightOf"   "DFP7"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
        Driver      "fglrx"
        BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0"
        Device     "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
        Monitor    "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
                Virtual 3200 1080
                Modes "1920x1080" "1280x1024"
        EndSubSection
EndSection

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#6 2013-05-02 17:06:22

crocowhile
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Re: [SOLVED] Upgrade to gnome 3.8 compiz leaves window trails

Apparently this is a nautilus bug due to the new way in which nautilus draws wallpapers.

I "solved" it by letting compiz drawing the wallpaper instead of nautilus (In compizconfig settings manager, enable "Wallpaper").

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#7 2013-05-04 17:25:07

instantaphex
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Registered: 2012-07-07
Posts: 67

Re: [SOLVED] Upgrade to gnome 3.8 compiz leaves window trails

Thanks, this solved it for me!

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