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#1 2012-11-28 18:08:03

alaskan-hippie
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Registered: 2011-03-24
Posts: 76

Compositing causing windows and menus to flicker non stop

So anytime I enable compositing, every window and menu just constantly flickers. I don't even know how to go about trying to figure out what's wrong... I was trying to set up transparency on my terminal window but before I even try to set that up, I enable compositing and then it all goes to crap. Any ideas on where to start? Also, kind of a newbie so use simple and very plainly explained terms. Thanks =]

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#2 2012-11-28 19:04:53

machinebacon
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From: China
Registered: 2009-07-02
Posts: 6,634
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Re: Compositing causing windows and menus to flicker non stop

Hello,

these issues in compositing might be due to the graphics hardware and drivers. To troubleshoot and for further reference, please post the output of

lspci -nnk

using the ]code[ button you see on top of the reply window. The output will help us find out whihch driver is in use for your hardware and if a software upgrade of it is possible.

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#3 2012-11-28 19:21:21

alaskan-hippie
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Registered: 2011-03-24
Posts: 76

Re: Compositing causing windows and menus to flicker non stop

Ok here's the output

ra@BANG:~$ lspci -nnk
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub [8086:27a0] (rev 03)
	Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
	Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27a2] (rev 03)
	Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0004]
	Kernel driver in use: i915
00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27a6] (rev 03)
	Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0004]
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
	Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 02)
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 02)
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 3 [8086:27d4] (rev 02)
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:27b9] (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller [8086:27c4] (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
	Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82573L Gigabit Ethernet Controller [8086:109a]
	Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
	Kernel driver in use: e1000e
04:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection [8086:4222] (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:1040]
	Kernel driver in use: iwl3945
05:0b.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller [104c:8039]
	Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
	Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus
05:0b.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller [104c:803a]
	Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
	Kernel driver in use: firewire_ohci
05:0b.3 SD Host controller [0805]: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller [104c:803c]
	Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
	Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci

Annddd now what. . ?

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#4 2012-11-29 01:50:01

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Re: Compositing causing windows and menus to flicker non stop

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#5 2012-11-29 02:13:48

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Re: Compositing causing windows and menus to flicker non stop

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#6 2012-11-29 06:01:22

pvsage
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Registered: 2009-10-18
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Re: Compositing causing windows and menus to flicker non stop

omns wrote:

This just gives us more work to do.

Fixed it for ya, omns. monkey

@OP:  I've had this kind of compositing trouble if Conky had a specific combination of settings.  Try to use compositing after killing Conky (`pkill conky`) and see if you still have the flickers.


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#7 2012-11-29 06:37:48

machinebacon
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From: China
Registered: 2009-07-02
Posts: 6,634
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Re: Compositing causing windows and menus to flicker non stop

If

uname -r

returns kernel version 2.6.32-5, it might be related to http://lists.debian.org/debian-x/2010/05/msg00763.html -- also check the link in the post for a workaround you can test. Optionally, try Waldorf or the backported Statler version (can both be run from CD or USB for a test) if the problem persists there. They use newer kernels.

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#8 2012-11-29 19:36:04

alaskan-hippie
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Registered: 2011-03-24
Posts: 76

Re: Compositing causing windows and menus to flicker non stop

pvsage wrote:

@OP:  I've had this kind of compositing trouble if Conky had a specific combination of settings.  Try to use compositing after killing Conky (`pkill conky`) and see if you still have the flickers.

Disabled conky, enabled compositing (tried both cairo-compmgr and xcompmgr) and it worked perfectly.. i think. Idk if it's just a setting or something but terminal wasn't actually doing the whole transparency thing, no matter where the slider was at on the transparency scale, it just came up as black background. With compositing disabled it is transparent but it shows the desktop not the window it's above. So you were right with your solution but it appears there's more to do to get the transparent effect working properly with everything. Oh and to get conky back up.

machinebacon wrote:

If

uname -r

returns kernel version 2.6.32-5, it might be related to http://lists.debian.org/debian-x/2010/05/msg00763.html -- also check the link in the post for a workaround you can test. Optionally, try Waldorf or the backported Statler version (can both be run from CD or USB for a test) if the problem persists there. They use newer kernels.

It returned 2.6.32-5-686. I'm assuming the 686 part is referring to the architecture of the cpu? Anyway since pvsage was right about the conky-interfering-with-compositing, is it potentially still a problem with kernel version as well ?
EDIT: Forgot something. This guy in the bug report was able to determine that it was a problem with X11. Is there a way to determine the source of a problem like this via terminal or something?

Last edited by alaskan-hippie (2012-11-29 19:54:29)

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#9 2012-12-01 03:30:15

alaskan-hippie
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Registered: 2011-03-24
Posts: 76

Re: Compositing causing windows and menus to flicker non stop

New problem: My laptop has encountered a hardware problem. I know the source and the solution for the issue but I will not be able to do anything for the software until the hardware is fixed so I won't be back to this topic until then. Probably a couple weeks

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