Re: Weird WM behavior after changing video cards
on 19:05 Mon 21 Mar, Ron Johnson (email@example.com) wrote:
> Sid (up-to-date)
> nvidia driver 260.19.44-1
> After switching an old 7300 card for a GeForce 210 (both are
> fanless), I see that the WM has changed behavior in various odd but
> tolerable manners.
> These WM items are now white instead of following the theme:
> 1. Drop-down menu bg color
> 2. Button bg color
> 3. Drop-down menu "items"
> 4. Highlighted drop-down menu items (which makes them invisible)
> I'm sure there are other problems that I haven't found...
> This email isn't to ask for help (mainly since I don't plan on
> replacing nvidia with nouveau), but just to get it out on the web in
> case others have the same problems.
A better place for this would be the BTS (Debian bug-tracking system)
against your window manager. Do this via 'reportbug' (from the
I'd suggest setting priority to either 'normal' or 'minor' and noting
that you don't consider this to be a major issue, but one worth noting.
It's possible that this is indicating/masking other issues.
Include your /var/log/Xorg.0.log as this is probably an interaction
between your WM and the Xorg driver.
If you're using a Debina-packaged X driver, note that, if not, CLEARLY
note that you're using a proprietary or third-party video driver.
The package maintainer can decide if this is something that needs to be
addressed, but at least there will be a record of the issue. If others
have a similar (or more severe) problem, they may be able to draw a
connection between the two.
Much better than a mailing list mention.
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