Bug#434531: compiz-kde: when starting compiz, the screen goes totally white only the borders(!) of the alt-tab window are visible and the icons of that one
Folkert van Heusden wrote:
>>> Package: compiz-kde
>>> Version: 0.5.0.dfsg-2
>>> Severity: normal
>>> compiz-kde: when starting compiz, the screen goes totally white only the
>>> borders(!) of the alt-tab window are visible and the icons of that one
>>> i used compiz --replace and tried compiz --replace --indirect-rendering
>>> as well
>>> using a GeForce 7300 GS
>> I guess you are using the nvidia binary driver, right? We had several
>> bug reports about compiz on nvidia recently, do you have another machine
>> with another vendor's graphic board and a free 3D driver to try to
>> reproduce without nvidia-glx?
> I tried it initially without the nvidia-glx and nvidia kernel module,
> then I got that white screen.
What if you start compiz from another environment, i.e. not from KDE but
from Gnome for instance?
> By the way: WITH the nvidia-glx and kernel-module I get
> GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap is not available with direct rendering.
> GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap is not available with indirect rendering.
I think I get these (harmless) warnings on ATI too. I guess Compiz uses
some GLX operations that could be accelerated (and thus faster) if the
above features were supported by the driver.