[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#483070: Bug#483070: Compositing & multiple monitors

Darren Salt linux at youmustbejoking.demon.co.uk
Tue Oct 14 22:12:02 UTC 2008

I demand that Yves-Alexis Perez may or may not have written...

> On mar, 2008-10-14 at 22:14 +0100, Darren Salt wrote:
>> severity 483070 important
>> thanks
> Having a fix doesn't mean the severity changes, I'd say. (?)

Agreed, but see below.

>> This problem is fixed in xfwm4 4.4.2-6 (I've seen it with various
>> full-screen games).

> Ok, thanks for the check. The -6 package is quite huge (as basically it
> includes all fixed commited in the 4.4 branch, which will lead one day
> to 4.4.3).

> Not sure it would be accepted in lenny at that time, so I guess I'll
> wait for the release.

This particular bug needs to be fixed in lenny, IMO. I'd not noticed that
switching off compositing is a workaround, though I had noticed that not
using full-screen mode avoids the problem; however, some games default to
full-screen and only provide switches in their configuration files (not
always obvious until you've run it and actually *have* the configuration
file) or via a menu.

Now imagine that you have unsaved stuff which you can't easily save any more
due to no longer being able to see the windows...

I think that "important" is the right severity for this one, but I'll leave
that to you now.

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