[fxruby-users] Beryl

Forrest Chang fkchang2000 at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 19 12:32:24 EST 2007

Hi Björn:

    Black windows under XGL/Beryl/Compiz/etc. is generally an indication of running out of video RAM.

    It took me months to figure that out.  Possible solutions: 1) get a new video card w/more RAM 2) lower your screen resolution.

    On my laptop, which is happily loving beryl after a long time of hacking, I was forced to lower the resolution from the native 1680x1050 to 1280x960, which largely handles well, but still has a quirk here or there.  XGL apps generally respond ok on my machine.


----- Original Message ----
From: Björn Bergqvist <bjorn.bergqvist at gmail.com>
To: fxruby-users at rubyforge.org
Sent: Friday, January 19, 2007 2:29:18 AM
Subject: [fxruby-users] Beryl

I installed beryl on a computer running ubuntu edgy x86_32. Beryl
considered my fxruby application to be "unresponsive" and the window
was dimmed.
The opengl frame was black most of the time and when I did a rotation
it was flickering a lot (like there was no double buffer present).

The "unresponsive"-window problem was no big problem (just unchecked
that "dim unresponsive window" option).
The OpenGL issue was a bit more annoying.

Is there a workaround for this issue? Does this phenomenon occur on
some graphics cards sometimes only?

Björn Bergqvist
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