Bug#519729: Redraw issue with NVIDIA
On Sam, 2009-03-14 at 10:57 -0700, Alex Goebel wrote:
> Package: compiz-fusion-plugins-main
> Version: 0.7.6-1
> Severity: normal
> Tags: patch
> There is a syncronizaton/race problem with compiz and recent NVIDIA
> cards and drivers . It results in screen corruption by having parts
> of the screen not refreshed.
> A small workaround is comitted upsream to compiz/workarounds (sic!)
> . Would be nice to have that one backported and included in the
> next debian package.
>  http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=129711
>  http://gitweb.compiz-fusion.org/?p=fusion/plugins/workarounds;a=commit;h=46960f12a9d213e5f0e841557e2ed2f7ea18cc79
IMO glXWaitX is actually not really just a workaround but a valid
solution. Ironically, an nVidia engineer disagreed on this on the
upstream xorg mailing list, but without providing a rationale.
Earthling Michel Dänzer | http://www.vmware.com
Libre software enthusiast | Debian, X and DRI developer