Subject: pkg/31939: gnome has redraw problems
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,>
From: Martin Husemann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/28/2005 13:25:00
>Synopsis: gnome has redraw problems
>Arrival-Date: Fri Oct 28 13:25:00 +0000 2005
>Originator: Martin Husemann
>Release: NetBSD 3.99.10
System: NetBSD nelly.aprisoft.de 3.99.10 NetBSD 3.99.10 (NELLY) #0: Fri Oct 28 00:18:33 CEST 2005 email@example.com:/usr/src/sys/arch/sparc64/compile/NELLY sparc64
Running in-tree XFree86 (this might be important)
Using pkgsrc-current, all installed pkg's up to date as of begining of this
Since the last update, gnome has redraw problems if you use a plain color
as desktop background. Selecting a background image makes the problem
To view the problem in the default installation, just open the right-click
context menu on the desktop and then left-click somewhere else to close it.
Gnome first draws the de-obscured area in the right background color, then
overlays it with random garbage.
s/a - just use it on a XFree86 server with XRENDER support (on servers w/o
XRENDER the drawing is painfully slow but correct).
Michael suggested that this might be caused by XRENDER gradient extensions
that gnome uses w/o proper testing and that the XFree86 server does not
implement. This would mean everything works ok on x.org servers - but I can't
test that easily. It's also not clear if the pkgsrc configuration is partly
responsible for this or if it's a native gnome problem.