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Re: ColorFunction on a linux system (xorg) loses graphics

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  • Subject: [mg99696] Re: ColorFunction on a linux system (xorg) loses graphics
  • From: Peter Pein <petsie at dordos.net>
  • Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 06:26:07 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <gu3020$oka$1@smc.vnet.net> <gu6685$9vp$1@smc.vnet.net>

Peter Pein schrieb:
> Hi Curtis,
> on an Ubuntu system I use a script, which calls Mathematica with parameters 
> which let me use the mouse-wheel and the NumLock-key. Additionally it sets the 
> environment variable XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS to 1, which removed problems 
> similar to the one you describe. Maybe it is worth a try (the little utility 
> "imwheel" has to be installed):
> 
> petsie@leierkasten:~$ cat run-math
> #!/bin/sh
> 
> # run-math.sh version 4
> # `-r' flag means don't use the "Configurator"
> # and pass wheel events to the root window
> #
> # Ensure a single instance of Mathematica with
> # the option `-singleLaunch'.
> # Allow the use of the NumLock key with the
> # '-primaryModifierMask' and '-secondaryModifierMask'
> # switches.
> 
> MARGS="-singleLaunch -primaryModifierMask Mod1Mask -secondaryModifierMask 
> Mod3Mask"
> 
> if `ps -C imwheel > /dev/null`; then
>    XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 Mathematica $1 $MARGS
> else
>    imwheel -r
>    XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 Mathematica $1 $MARGS
>    imwheel -kq
> fi
> 

Oops... this works with the proprietary drivers for an ATI Mobility 3470 
graphics card on a laptop, but not with the opensource radeon driver on a 
desktop workstation with a HIS x1050 graphic card??
Must be a bug in the OSS-Radeon-driver.
B.t.w.: compiz is installed on both computers.
Peter


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