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MelDJ
January 31st, 2010, 10:57 AM
occasionaly, a grey border will come cover all my running programs. it happens randomly.
when i refresh compiz it goes away, but it comes again later.
see the screenshot i attached too

NightwishFan
January 31st, 2010, 01:58 PM
This used to happen to me, however it only was fixed in the next release and I have not had the problem since. What is your GPU/Driver that you are running?

MelDJ
January 31st, 2010, 02:15 PM
Ati mobility radeon HD 4570

NightwishFan
January 31st, 2010, 02:18 PM
Are there any alternate drivers in Hardware Drivers (System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers)?

I have heard with ATI your mileage may vary, though drivers are improving.

MelDJ
January 31st, 2010, 02:20 PM
Are there any alternate drivers in Hardware Drivers (System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers)?

I have heard with ATI your mileage may vary, though drivers are improving.

i am now on the one i downloaded from the ati site.
my experiences with the open source drivers were..a nightmare ;)

NightwishFan
January 31st, 2010, 02:42 PM
I am sorry I cannot be of much more help, I know that the problem was fixed in an update for me. I had a Nvidia GPU though..

MelDJ
January 31st, 2010, 02:48 PM
lol...
i can wait though. just another 2 months

MelDJ
February 5th, 2010, 04:33 PM
the problem is caused by compiz's reflection plugin. disabling it makes the grey border not come up again