[uae] Re: E-UAE - Debian fullscreen troubles

  • From: "Arnljot Arntsen" <arnljot@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: uae@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2008 11:50:56 +0200

Yep, disabling compiz and just using metacity did the trick.

SOLVED.

Now I can go between E-UAE and Ubuntu using F12+s and with no problem, what
ever mode E-UAE has.

Cheers!
Arnljot

On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 3:31 AM, Jason Rainforest <lem.jjr@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I haven't been following this thread really, but as far as I can tell
> someone's having trouble going full screen with an SDL version of E-UAE,
> and having the app drop out of fullscreen constantly.
>
> This happens when there's a compositing window manager present (such as
> compiz), and an SDL app tries to go fullscreen. Happens with games like
> Sauerbraten as well.
>
> Try this (even from the Gnome desktop): metacity --replace
> Then try fullscreen. Chances are it'll work.
>
> To get compiz back, just run compiz --replace
>
> ... I don't know why this happens though, bug in SDL? Bug in compiz?
>
> I'm running Ubuntu 8.04 AMD64 with Compiz. I run Metacity any time I
> want to play fullscreen games.
>
>
> On Thu, 2008-07-10 at 02:31 +0300, Andrew 'Truck' Holland wrote:
> > On Di, 08 Jul 2008, Arnljot Arntsen wrote:
> >
> > > > Surely you can, by going back and forth to windowed mode via F12+s ?
>  (or
> > > > F11+s, I forget anymore; osX is one thing, I have a build for morphos
> that
> > > > doesn't use the function keys...)
> > > >
> > >
> > > It's F12+s. And no, that's my whole problem. When I F12+s on Ubuntu it
> tries
> > > to switch. And almost makes it.
> > > It is fullscreen for a full second or so. But then it goes back to
> windowed
> > > mode. And then I won't have mouse access until I press F12+s again.
> Then it
> > > releases the mouse to the window I've been having all the time (except
> for
> > > the full second of fullscreen bliss).
> >
> > This just hit me -  somehow I have a feeling it's going to be Gnome and
> it's composite bits. I've seen that mess up several SDL apps.  (Course, I
> don't know if the Ubuntu or Debian thing uses SDL or if it is just using
> openGL directly...)
> >
> > Just out of curiosity, what happens when you use a window manager alone,
> and not a desktop environment?  I.e. one that doesn't come with extra
> handlers, daemons, dbus extensions...
> >
> > twm perhaps?  (I know it's unattractive but we're attempting minimal.
> While it's not considered a 'minimalistic' window manager by some, it would
> not be bringing in things like dbus or composite extensions.)
> >
> > Oh, wait, you can run it without a window manager at all from the
> 'emergency xterm' - try that from your login screen, instead of gnome.
> >
> > > It's almost making me consider swapping back to WinXP as the host OS...
> >
> > > Ah, yes... But determening F12+s and if it's windowed mode or
> fullscreen
> > > surely is the duty of E-UAE? That's why I'm asking :)
> >
> > Not neccesarily, it is in cooperation with your window manager.  And
> Gnome isn't just a window manager, it's pulling in tons of (in my opinion)
> unneeded stuff.
> >
> > Which, I am thinking, is causing the issue -- that is, a composite
> manager may be conflicting with fullscreen windows.
> >
> > ---
> > If that does the trick, try turning off composite extensions and see if
> that fixes it; if it still doesn't you may have to strip off more gnome
> things until it works.
> >
> > (The way I'd do it would be dump gnome and use a window manager, and add
> the things you want to it, rather than take them away.)
> >
>
>
>


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Arnljot Arntsen
www.arnljot.com

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