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Thread: Composite/window resize bug back in 10.7 and 10.8?

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    Default Composite/window resize bug back in 10.7 and 10.8?

    Greetings! I was just wondering if anyone else has run into the window resizing error again in 10.7 and 10.8 - let me explain as there is a bit of a backstory for it.

    When running dual-head (using my laptops display and its HDMI out) AND running a bigger program such as VirtualBox, GoogleEarth, Celestia, etc. the window resizing error still seems to be there (basically it just takes forever to resize a window with a composite manager running).

    Everything works just fine in 10.6, however 10.7 and 10.8 it came back. This is quite annoying as most of my time I am running VirtualBox (or some other program) with multiple displays hooked up. It doesn't do it if I am using JUST my laptop's display.

    Any feedback would be great, thanks!

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    I've seen others post about resizing issues..personally I've only seen them if the ATI driver install didn't initialize and the card is running in vesa mode. I don't use VB but no issues with GE or Celestia.

    The only real issue I see on a consistent basis is the black
    window issue with the new 2d driver component..Mainly with browsers and Thunderbird.. in Cat's 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8 .
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    Hmm, what is interesting is that I have never once got the black windows that everyone talks about, but I have been running into this problem instead, hah figures.

    I do know that everything is working correctly though (DRI is working, full hardware accelleration, etc.). Annoyingly it only happens when I have it running with multiple displays (which is what I use 99% of the time). I guess we'll see what happens when 10.9 is released.

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    And I am using the new 2d component for the record. Strange, I must really have something messed up here.

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    MoyaBigfoot, what particular software are you running? (Distribution, window manager, xorg verison, etc) I'm having a hard time figuring out what problems your having because you don't clearly state what you are using.

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    Sorry about that. I'm running Gentoo Linux, FVWM-Crystal (basically just FVWM), and xorg-1.7.7 Is there anything else you're looking for? I vaugely remember testing it with xorg-1.8 a little while back and getting the same results too.

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    That describes a bit of the issue... Which Kernel Version, and version of FVWM-Crystal are you using?

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    3.0.6 for FVWM-crystal and 2.6.35 (with version 6 of the Gentoo patchset and 3.2-rc2 of the TuxOnIce patchset). The bug has been present with the past few versions of both kernel patchsets.

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    That's weird... why not give forcing XAA a try...

    Code:
    aticonfig --set-pcs-str=DDX,ForceXAA,TRUE

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    Wouldn't that still cause problems with resizing windows though? I thought that XAA was what was causing the problem in pre-10.6 drivers (However I could be totally wrong with that). I'll give it a try anyways in the next couple of days when I get a little free time and report back my results.

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