xfwm4 compositor generates problems

Pierce Ward pierceward at gmail.com
Mon Oct 9 16:31:55 CEST 2006

Sounds like an issue with your graphics drivers. The latest 8xxx series
nvidia drivers added hardware accelerated xv driver, and it seems some gfx
cards dont display it properly. It works ok for me. Perhaps this is your

On 10/9/06, Liviu Andronic <landronimirc at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have searched bugzilla and didn't find anything on this.
> I am using Xfce RC1 with Xorg 7.1 (compositor
> enabled). When I enable the compopsitor in
> WM Tweaks, I have 2 miss-behaving applications: VLC and xv.
> VLC is utterly uncapable of displaying movies in full-screen mode (tried
> to enable a full-screen related option in WM Tweaks, but didn't help). It
> has also problems displaying movies at all. Xv, on the other hand, has a
> blanc screen. That is, the application starts quite fine but inside the
> window decorations there is nothing. Both programs respond to inputs, but
> they do not display anything. Xv is blanc. VLC is
> black. When moving/resizing both applications,
> they start to display normally.
> The problem is solved when disabling the compositor in WM Tweaks. Hope this helps the devels..
> --
> Liviu
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