[Bug 353126] Re: Compiz / vnc screen refresh with nvidia-restricted driver/VirtualBox/ATI fglrx driver using X.org

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[Bug 353126] Re: Compiz / vnc screen refresh with nvidia-restricted driver/VirtualBox/ATI fglrx driver using X.org

Bryce Nesbitt-6
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On 2006-11-07T17:53:46+00:00 Travis wrote:

Description of problem:  
The screen does not refresh when connecting to a VNC Server (remote desktop)
that has 'Desktop Effects' enabled.

When connecting to a Server with Desktop Effects enabled, a screen shot of the
desktop is displayed in the client but never again updates.  You can monitor
the Server's display and see that the mouse and keyboard function, however no
output can be seen through the VNC client.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):  Zod


How reproducible:
This is consistent with my configuration.  Disabling Desktop Effects
immediately resolved the problem.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Enable desktop effects
2.  Establish a VNC connection to FC6 from remote machine
3.  Note the screen displays, but you do not recieve and screen updates
 
Actual results:


Expected results:


Additional info:  The configuration is on a Dell D610 with Intel video drivers.

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On 2006-11-07T17:56:06+00:00 Travis wrote:

*** Bug 214448 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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On 2006-11-08T10:22:26+00:00 Adam wrote:

please, could you specify more when is the desktop effect options?? I can't find
it + which window manager're you using. thanks

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On 2006-11-08T12:35:17+00:00 Travis wrote:

In gnome, under System/Preferences/Desktop Effects.  You can 'Enable Desktop
Effects' which change the behavior of the Windows to wobble when dragged.

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On 2006-11-20T16:31:08+00:00 Victor wrote:

I have the same problem, my window manager is the default one, compiz, it shows
up in the ps command as following :

compiz --sm-client-id default1 gconf

If you exits the vncviewer and restart the session the image is updated.

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On 2006-12-05T13:43:21+00:00 Adam wrote:

Could you please write me if you join to native vncserver (from vnc-server
package) or to gnome's vino server?

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On 2006-12-05T16:31:54+00:00 Travis wrote:

It is the vino server, activated by the Remote Desktop features within Gnome.  
This is from a very generic installation of FC6.


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On 2007-01-18T16:37:18+00:00 Adam wrote:

This bug isn't in vnc. Reassigning to proper component.

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On 2007-08-17T15:29:49+00:00 Didier wrote:

Confirmed on a fully updated F7, with components :

vino-2.18.0-1.fc7
vnc-4.1.2-18.fc7 (for vncviewer)
compiz-0.4.0-1.fc7 (for desktop effects)


Disclaimer : tested with the proprietary nvidia driver
(kmod-nvidia-100.14.11-1.2.6.22.1_41.fc7 and xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-100.14.11-1.lvn7)


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On 2007-09-03T10:10:53+00:00 Tomasz wrote:

This bug is a duplicate of
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=208983

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On 2007-11-04T01:19:33+00:00 Aaron wrote:

x11vnc apparently works where vino fails:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=470306

Perhaps the '-noxdamage' option for x11vnc can be reproduced for vino to
fix this?

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On 2008-04-04T04:30:04+00:00 Bug wrote:

Fedora apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We're
sorry it's taken so long for your bug to be properly triaged and acted
on. We appreciate the time you took to report this issue and want to
make sure no important bugs slip through the cracks.

If you're currently running a version of Fedora Core between 1 and 6,
please note that Fedora no longer maintains these releases. We strongly
encourage you to upgrade to a current Fedora release. In order to
refocus our efforts as a project we are flagging all of the open bugs
for releases which are no longer maintained and closing them.
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/LifeCycle/EOL

If this bug is still open against Fedora Core 1 through 6, thirty days
from now, it will be closed 'WONTFIX'. If you can reporduce this bug in
the latest Fedora version, please change to the respective version. If
you are unable to do this, please add a comment to this bug requesting
the change.

Thanks for your help, and we apologize again that we haven't handled
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The process we are following is outlined here:
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We will be following the process here:
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On 2008-05-06T16:44:11+00:00 Bug wrote:

This bug is open for a Fedora version that is no longer maintained and
will not be fixed by Fedora. Therefore we are closing this bug.

If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of
Fedora please feel free to reopen thus bug against that version.

Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.

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On 2009-09-30T09:06:05+00:00 Emmanuel wrote:

This issue is still there on an up to date fedora 11 machine.

I'm using vino for the desktop sharing service, have desktop effects
enabled, and an nvidia graphic card.

I've tried vinagre and vncviewer in order to connect to vino, and I
obtain the exact same behaviour than what the original reporter
described.

Will this bug be reopened, or do I need to open a new one ?

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On 2009-11-20T04:58:10+00:00 BrianK wrote:

(In reply to comment #14)
> This issue is still there on an up to date fedora 11 machine.
>
> I'm using vino for the desktop sharing service, have desktop effects enabled,
> and an nvidia graphic card.
>
> I've tried vinagre and vncviewer in order to connect to vino, and I obtain the
> exact same behaviour than what the original reporter described.
>
> Will this bug be reopened, or do I need to open a new one ?  

I can confirm same bug with ubuntu...I have networked computer with my
sister and she was running ubuntu 8.10 ...vino worked fine...But when I
upgraded her to 9.04 (yes 9.10 is out) her vino started doing what has
been described.

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On 2009-12-21T23:41:26+00:00 Chris wrote:

I was using vncviewer on FC8 through FC10 to remotely control and view
the desktop of a Mac OSX machine using the native OSX remote desktop capability (which is essentially VNC).  After an upgrade to FC12, the vncviewer
on the FC12 machine now exhibits the symptoms described here--  namely, you
get one screen image which then does not update after you do anything on the Mac desktop.  The keyboard and mouse traffic do move from FC12 to the Mac but screen updates in the return direction do not occur.

Also, coincident with the upgrade to FC12 from FC10, the application 'x2vnc'
now fails to work.  The cursor will move down to the lower left corner of the
screen but fails to move onto the Mac desktop.  I have lost the ability to control the Mac desktop from the FC12 Linux desktop as a result.

There have been no changes to the Mac OSX installation.  Only the Linux
machine was changed from FC10 to FC12.  Additionally, it was a fresh
install of FC12 rather than an in-place upgrade from FC10.

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On 2010-02-22T00:06:27+00:00 Walter wrote:

I confirm this bug in FC12.

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On 2010-04-25T17:42:20+00:00 txvs wrote:

The same on Fedora 11.

vino + fglrx + desktop effects --> no screen refresh on vnc client.
vino + fglrx - desktop effects --> normal screen refresh on vnc client.

Regards.

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On 2010-04-27T22:37:10+00:00 A wrote:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=214446 seems to be a
duplicate of this bug.  Ubuntu launchpad says the bug is in xorg or
possibly the ATI/nvidia drivers:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg-server/+bug/353126

For a workaround in your shell type:
gconftool-2 -s -t bool /desktop/gnome/remote_access/disable_xdamage true

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On 2010-05-08T01:34:29+00:00 John wrote:

Issue seen here on updated F12:

-nVidia Corporation GeForce Go 7900 GS
-kernel-2.6.32.11-99.fc12.i686
-vino-2.28.1-1.fc12.i686
-xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.7.6-3.fc12.i686
-kmod-nvidia-2.6.32.11-99.fc12.i686-195.36.15-1.fc12.i686

When connecting to vino with any vnc client, I can see the initial
rendering of the desktop, but no changes/updates are seen through the
client.  The updates can still be seen on the primary screen.

Let me know if I can provide any more info.

-John

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On 2010-05-08T01:37:15+00:00 John wrote:

Oh and the workaround in
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=214446#c18 seems to work
after restarting vino-server.

-John

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On 2010-05-22T13:50:25+00:00 Sandro wrote:

This issue only remains with the proprietary ati driver and virtualbox
additions driver. The issue with the proprietary nvidia driver has been
fixed in the latest 256 beta release
(http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=2255561), the issue
does not appear to affect any open intel / ati / nvidia drivers.

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On 2010-06-30T15:59:01+00:00 Michael wrote:

*** Bug 505558 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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On 2010-06-30T16:00:33+00:00 Michael wrote:

Should this be closed now? CANTFIX? (binary drivers)

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On 2010-11-04T12:14:34+00:00 Bug wrote:


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On 2010-11-05T13:36:38+00:00 John wrote:

Last I checked this was still an issue with 13.  Haven't tried 14 yet.

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On 2010-11-05T13:48:41+00:00 Michael wrote:

(In reply to comment #26)
> Last I checked this was still an issue with 13.  Haven't tried 14 yet.

John, you're using the proprietary driver. Make sure you are using the
latest version. At least the 256.xx or 260.xx series driver. The issue
was resolved. This should be closed.

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On 2010-11-05T13:53:22+00:00 John wrote:

Oh, I missed that.  Will do.  Sorry for the noise.  Feel free to close
if others have tested and confirmed thats it.

-John

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On 2011-05-13T19:40:53+00:00 Michael wrote:

Just make sure you update all packages (Fedora and proprietary).

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** Changed in: vino (Fedora)
       Status: Unknown => Invalid

** Changed in: vino (Fedora)
   Importance: Unknown => High

** Bug watch added: Red Hat Bugzilla #208983
   https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=208983

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