[compiz] Java animations, Google Earth flashing with Compiz enabled

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Fri May 2 04:24:33 PDT 2008

On a Dell Inspiron E1505 / 6400 with the ATI x1400 video card running
the fglrx driver on Kubuntu 8.04, I have some video problems while
running Compiz. I am not using XGL, in fact, I removed it from the
system as it was causing performance issues. The symptoms I describe
here were present before removing XGL, as well as after.

The test applet on java.com flashes (as if it disappears between
animation frames). Google Earth also flashes on manual navigation, but
'sight seeing' animates fine. Google Earth popup dialogs, such as
those for displaying user-submitted photographs, do not display but
parts of their UI do display.

These are my Compiz settings:
$ compiz --version
Checking for Xgl: not present.
Detected PCI ID for VGA: 01:00.0 0300: 1002:7145 (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Checking for texture_from_pixmap: not present.
Trying again with indirect rendering:
Checking for texture_from_pixmap: present.
Checking for non power of two support: present.
Checking for Composite extension: present.
Comparing resolution (1680x1050) to maximum 3D texture size (4096): Passed.
Checking for nVidia: not present.
Checking for FBConfig: present.
Checking for Xgl: not present.
compiz 0.7.4
hardy2 at hardy2-laptop:~$

Thanks in advance for any advice

Dotan Cohen


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