Subject: pkg/31939: gnome has redraw problems
To: None <,,>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 10/28/2005 13:25:00
>Number:         31939
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       gnome has redraw problems
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Oct 28 13:25:00 +0000 2005
>Originator:     Martin Husemann
>Release:        NetBSD 3.99.10
System: NetBSD 3.99.10 NetBSD 3.99.10 (NELLY) #0: Fri Oct 28 00:18:33 CEST 2005 sparc64
Architecture: sparc64
Machine: 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
go away.

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 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.