Animation is not shown as fullscreen

Bug #148437 reported by Garry Parker on 2007-10-03
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Eternity Screensaver
Garry Parker

Bug Description

Reported by Paul820 on UbuntuForums:

On Gutsy beta, animation is displayed in the corner of the screen (i.e. not fullscreen) in both preview and active modes.

More information regarding system configuration would be appreciated.

horny cockroach (micheludt) wrote :

This also happens in feisty,with all the latest updates.

KDE,ATI RADEON X600,fglrx,1024x768,60Hz

Garry Parker (parker13) wrote :

Thanks for the report.

It would help a lot if you could see if the electricsheep screensaver has the same issues. Eternity is based on electricsheep and this info would help us work out if it was something we've done or if it's a bug in the upstream electricsheep source code. Electricsheep is available from the standard Ubuntu universe repo.

Garry Parker (parker13) wrote :

The following has been known to help with this problem on electricsheep, so might also help here. Add the "VideoOverlay" and "OpenGLOverlay" lines to the Device section for you Radeon card in /etc/X11/xorg.conf:


Section "Device"
        Identifier "Videocard0"
        Driver "radeon"
        Option "VideoOverlay" "on" # add this line
        Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off" # add this line
        VendorName "Videocard vendor"
        BoardName "ATI Radeon X1300"

I'd be very interested to know if this fixes the problem, but it probably depends on which ATI graphics card and driver you're using.

horny cockroach (micheludt) wrote :

installed Electricsheep version 2.6.8-5ubuntu3.
sudo apt-get install electricsheep
It's complitly broken on my system(32bit AMD,plud the above).But with some similarities

when you start the configure window,and then without doing anything else you try a preview of eternal-damnation ,only one corner is covert,in the rest of the screen you can see the desktop at the moment that the screensaver started(if you run a video,at that time you can tell).If you start an other preview of a screensaver,and then you try eternal-damnation,then the "screenshot" portion of the screensaver is replaced by black.

In Electricsheep,you just have the "screenshot" like behavior,but no screensaver is playing.So you actually fix something.

For your hack.It fixed eternity and eternal damnation,but electricsheep,is styll complitly dead.

Can i leave the 2 extra lines in my xorg.conf,or they are supposed to be only for testing?Some explanation of what they are doing.i tried "man xorg.conf" and AAAAaaaa!!!.

Garry Parker (parker13) wrote :

So, to summarise for this bug report, adding the lines to xorg.conf fixed the problem with Eternity Screensaver, which is great news. The extra lines shouldn't cause you any problems and I'd count it as a fix. I'm sure you can leave them in there.

Regarding your Electricsheep problems - thanks for trying it, but as it's not displaying the same fault as Eternity, discussing it any further as part of this bug report might confuse things. I know that it can take some time to download the first sheep, so it may just be that.

Garry Parker (parker13) wrote :

As the xorg.conf settings work to resolve the problem, I'm changing the status to fixed.

Changed in eternity:
assignee: nobody → parker13
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Fix Released
ranger_cole (pugh-jay) wrote :

How do you edit this file? I get this :
You do not have the permissions necessary to save the file. Please check that you typed the location correctly and try again.
Also do you replace BoardName "ATI Radeon X1300" with my ATI card name?
Thank you.

Garry Parker (parker13) wrote :

The file can only be written to by a user with superuser privileges. So, you need to use sudo:

Either in a terminal or using the Run Application dialog (ALT+F2), type:

gksu gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

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