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[Bug 399451] Re: ati R580 - Aug 2009 & compiz still does not work for me


In chatting with upstream we've found a workaround and also identified
it as not an X bug but rather a metacity bug that compiz is not working
around properly.

<agd5f> asac: accoridng to google others fixed that problem by disabling metacity compositer
 gconftool-2 --type bool --set /apps/metacity/general/compositing_manager false
<asac>  rock & roll ;)   thanks guys
<otaylor> bryce: metacity bug, actually.
<Sarvatt> watch out for this bug if you're calling something with --replace on karmic with metacity the default WM asac: https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/metacity/+bug/389686
<otaylor> bryce: when it's asked to unmanage the screen it sets the selection owner of the compositor selection to None with a timestamp of CurrentTime, which is newer than the timestamp that compiz is trying to use to replace the window manager and compositing manager selections
<bryce> otaylor, wild, ok thanks.  
<otaylor> See section 2.3.1 of the icccm for the specific recommendation that to give up ownership of a selectio you should use the timestamp you used to acquire it
<otaylor> bryce: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=530702

** Bug watch added: GNOME Bug Tracker #530702

** Package changed: xserver-xorg-video-ati (Ubuntu) => compiz (Ubuntu)

** Changed in: compiz (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided => High

** Changed in: compiz (Ubuntu)
       Status: Incomplete => New

ati R580 - Aug 2009 & compiz still does not work for me
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