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Old 01-04-2012, 10:02 PM
Mark Haney
 
Default New kernel (.14) and window issues

I'm not really sure where to go with this, as I've never really seen
anything quite like this, but I ungraded to the generic .14 kernel and
now on one my boxes it bombs on boot (separate issue) and on the one
I"m on now it boots and loads up fine _except_ for the fact that the
top part of all my windows are missing (not the text menu parts, just
the Title bar with the Icon on the left and the
Minimize/Maximize/Close buttons on the right.

I've also noticed that when this is going on and I click on something
else (say the start menu) the current window doesn't lose focus it
just appears over top of whatever I've just opened.

Is anyone else seeing this problem? For me, it's ridiculously
frustrating since I've had to fall back on the .13 kernel. I'm not a
novice linux person either, I've been using them since the RH4 days.

Any ideas?


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Old 01-04-2012, 11:19 PM
Mark Greenwood
 
Default New kernel (.14) and window issues

Sounds like a video driver issue. I remember something similar from a long time ago. Try disabling desktop effects and if that cures it, try playing with the Advanced options for desktop effects to see if changing any of those makes the problem go away. I *think* the default setting might be to use Open GL V2 shaders, and that doesn't work very well for me.

Mark

On 4 Jan 2012, at 23:02, Mark Haney wrote:

> I'm not really sure where to go with this, as I've never really seen
> anything quite like this, but I ungraded to the generic .14 kernel and
> now on one my boxes it bombs on boot (separate issue) and on the one
> I"m on now it boots and loads up fine _except_ for the fact that the
> top part of all my windows are missing (not the text menu parts, just
> the Title bar with the Icon on the left and the
> Minimize/Maximize/Close buttons on the right.
>
> I've also noticed that when this is going on and I click on something
> else (say the start menu) the current window doesn't lose focus it
> just appears over top of whatever I've just opened.
>
> Is anyone else seeing this problem? For me, it's ridiculously
> frustrating since I've had to fall back on the .13 kernel. I'm not a
> novice linux person either, I've been using them since the RH4 days.
>
> Any ideas?
>
>
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> Caesar si viveret, ad remum dareris.
>
> Mark Haney
> mark.haney@gmail.com
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:54 PM
Bruce Marshall
 
Default New kernel (.14) and window issues

On Wednesday, January 04, 2012 18:02:40 Mark Haney wrote:
> I'm not really sure where to go with this, as I've never really seen
> anything quite like this, but I ungraded to the generic .14 kernel and
> now on one my boxes it bombs on boot (separate issue) and on the one
> I"m on now it boots and loads up fine except for the fact that the
> top part of all my windows are missing (not the text menu parts, just
> the Title bar with the Icon on the left and the
> Minimize/Maximize/Close buttons on the right.
>
> I've also noticed that when this is going on and I click on something
> else (say the start menu) the current window doesn't lose focus it
> just appears over top of whatever I've just opened.
>
> Is anyone else seeing this problem? For me, it's ridiculously
> frustrating since I've had to fall back on the .13 kernel. I'm not a
> novice linux person either, I've been using them since the RH4 days.
>
> Any ideas?

What video card are you using?? I had untold problems with the vanilla
kubuntu drivers for the NVidia card until I loaded the actual proprietary
NVidia driver from their site.

I switched video cards three times, swapped out whole computers, etc.... but
now that I have loaded the REAL drivers, I have no problems.

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Old 01-05-2012, 12:09 PM
Mark Haney
 
Default New kernel (.14) and window issues

It could be the video card, however, mentioning the desktop effects triggered a thought about that.


Up until this kernel, when the systems boots and kdm comes up I've been getting a notice about desktop effects being disabled because the system is too slow. (it's fine hardware wise just not cutting edge) I've never changed it to stay disabled on boot.



With this kernel I'm not seeing that notification and I'm wondering if that's causing the problem, effects are loading and it's chewing up my system.


I'll take a look when I get home. Thanks for the reply.



On Jan 4, 2012 7:20 PM, "Mark Greenwood" <fatgerman@gmail.com> wrote:


Sounds like a video driver issue. I remember something similar from a long time ago. Try disabling desktop effects and if that cures it, try playing with the Advanced options for desktop effects to see if changing any of those makes the problem go away. I *think* the default setting might be to use Open GL V2 shaders, and that doesn't work very well for me.




Mark



On 4 Jan 2012, at 23:02, Mark Haney wrote:



> I'm not really sure where to go with this, as I've never really seen

> anything quite like this, but I ungraded to the generic .14 kernel and

> now on one my boxes it bombs on boot (separate issue) and on the one

> I"m on now it boots and loads up fine _except_ for the fact that the

> top part of all my windows are missing (not the text menu parts, just

> the Title bar with the Icon on the left and the

> Minimize/Maximize/Close buttons on the right.

>

> I've also noticed that when this is going on and I click on something

> else (say the start menu) the current window doesn't lose focus it

> just appears over top of whatever I've just opened.

>

> Is anyone else seeing this problem? *For me, it's ridiculously

> frustrating since I've had to fall back on the .13 kernel. *I'm not a

> novice linux person either, I've been using them since the RH4 days.

>

> Any ideas?

>

>

> --

> Caesar si viveret, ad remum dareris.

>

> Mark Haney

> mark.haney@gmail.com

>

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