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

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Sat May 3 04:50:47 PDT 2008

2008/5/2 Adam K Kirchhoff <adamk at voicenet.com>:
> The Xorg direct rendering infrastructure does not support direct
> rendering of redirected windows, which means you will get serious
> flickering and rendering issues with compiz and fglrx on AIGLX.  The
> same is true for the open source intel and radeon drivers.  This will
> be resolved in Xorg once DRI2 is stabilized and released, and then the
> various drivers will have to be updated.  There is no timetable for
> this yet.  This would explain the issues you have with Google Earth,
> though not necessarily with java (unless, of course, the java applet is
> using your systems opengl libraries).
> Adam

I see, thank you.

However, I noticed the same symptoms with XGL as well. Does XGL not
replace AIGLX? If not, what does? I've googled and read about XGL and
AIGLX in wikipedia, however, I still do not understand exactly what
does what. I should assume that getting Java (very important to me)
and Google Earth (just a toy) is possible, because I had them running
on Ubuntu 7.04 (with XGL). Compiz is also important to me, as I need
the accessibility features (zoom and negative in particular). Thanks.

Dotan Cohen


A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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