Windows fail to refresh unless moved

Bug #907709 reported by Adam Reeve on 2011-12-22
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Unity
Incomplete
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metacity (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu)
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unity (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Using Unity 3D with an Nvidia 9600GT video card, nvidia-173-updates drivers (version 173.14.30-0ubuntu5). When interacting with applications, they don't show any changes unless I move the window. So eg. in gnome-terminal, if I enter a command, I have to move the terminal window before I can see the output.

Please let me know if there are any further details that can help.

This issue was also reported at askubuntu.com by someone else without any answers so far: http://askubuntu.com/questions/68188/ubuntu-3d-fails-with-nvidia

Adam Reeve (adreeve) wrote :

I've now experienced the same problem with Gnome shell, although there it's slightly different as even moving windows doesn't cause the screen to refresh, I have to open the activities view and close it again to see that a window has updated or even moved. It did work fine for a long time before that problem though. So it appears that this bug is probably with the Nvidia drivers. However, I didn't have any graphical issues with Kubuntu 11.10 on the same machine with the same driver.

I've tried upgrading to the Nvidia 280.13-0ubuntu6 drivers from the ubuntu-x-swat ppa but without any improvement.

Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

Since the bug seems to be affecting Compiz and Mutter, I feel like Metacity might be to blame here.

affects: unity (Ubuntu) → metacity (Ubuntu)
Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2012-02-08
tags: added: kubuntu
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in metacity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in metacity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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