Can extensions such as "Composite" be loaded/unloaded w/o restarting X?
Brian J. Tarricone
bjt23 at cornell.edu
Mon Aug 25 17:34:42 PDT 2008
On Tue, 26 Aug 2008 01:07:48 +0200 Tomas Carnecky wrote:
> ben chang wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm pretty sure the answer is "No", but I thought I'd ask
> > anyway :) Two reasons why I'm interested :
> > one, naturally it's always pleasant when you can reconfigure as
> > much as possible without restarting.
> > two, actually the main reason: I use Maya a lot, which crashes
> > badly if you're using the Composite extension. But, I love the
> > GL-accelerated desktop, both for aesthetic pleasure and real
> > functionality improvement! It seems this means having to switch
> > between different xorg.conf files and restart the window manager
> > whenever I want to use Maya or use other apps while enjoying
> > Compiz, etc.
> Does maya crash when the server has Composite loaded or when a
> compositing manager is active? The former case would be quite strange
> (likely a bug in the xserver), the later case can be easily fixed by
> starting a normal window manager when you need to run Maya and after
> you're done restarting compiz.
In addition to disabling the compositing manager, try setting
XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 before starting Maya. It could be barfing on
ARGB visuals. And if that solves your problem, try also with that env
var set, but the compositing manager still enabled.
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