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Re: Mathematica 5.2 redraw errors with X and nvidia graphics card

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  • Subject: [mg71182] Re: Mathematica 5.2 redraw errors with X and nvidia graphics card
  • From: daniel at franke.name
  • Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2006 06:37:33 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <eihlvk$orr$1@smc.vnet.net>

chris_s wrote:
> I've recently moved from Fedore Core 4 to Ubuntu linux, in the process
> moving from Xorg 7.1.1 from Xorg 6.9 (ish).  In this new setup, I'm now
> having severe problems with redraw errors with Mathematica 5.2.0.  I'm unable
> to scrollback in the notebook windows (by dragging the window sidebar
> up) when using the hardware acclerated nvidia driver - doing so
> seems to cause a window redraw error.  Scrolling down is fine.

I was having the same problem.  Thanks to Acus's post I was able to
narrow down the cause by trial and error: It's the Compositing
extension.  Disable it and everything should work fine.  That's
unfortunate because compositing is pretty, but math is prettier so I
guess it's a noble sacrifice :-/


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