compositor appears to be broken on CVS - os it me?

Erik Harrison erikharrison at
Wed Nov 17 15:40:59 CET 2004

On Wed, 17 Nov 2004 22:29:25 +1100, Benjamin Rich
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> I'm using the CVS version of xfce4, and I turned on the compositor in
> xfwm4 just to have a look, attracted by the idea of a translucent
> panel - but, when I activated it, going into xfce4 everything was
> completely broken and wrong.
> If I start xfdesktop or nautilus, they both come up on surfaces which
> completely cover the main screen - so the panel, taskbar, and any apps
> I start start up *behind* the desktop background.
> If I don't use one those desktop managers, the desktop background is
> instead covered in bits of trailings and ghostings from windows. When
> I maximise an app it covers the panel (which I have on autohide) so
> when I move my cursor to the bottom of the screen it won't activate
> the panel and bring it up. the icons in the desktop pager don't
> display, and all in all things are really screwed up.
> I have xorg 6.8.0, with the render/compositor extensions activated in
> my xorg.conf, but no opengl and no 3d drivers for my card (it's an ati
> radeon 9000).

I about guarantee this is a composite issue. Composite is still pretty


> Anyone know why this might be happening? Is compositing supposed to
> still be broken in
> -Ben
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