Bugzilla – Bug 1264
Composite: Window raising with Fluxbox not working
Last modified: 2004-09-11 02:18:38 UTC
Window raising with the Fluxbox WM (www.fluxbox.org) is not working with the
Composite extension enabled. Focus changes, but windows do not get raised as
Verified with xorg version 22.214.171.1243 (2 cvs checkouts a couple days apart),
with both nvidia and ATI drivers. Fluxbox version 0.9.9.
As a side note, I discovered it was possible to get a window raised by quickly
changing workspace and trying to raise a window. Though only one raise is
possible with that method before one has to repeat the process.
Same problem here using xorg 126.96.36.1994 and fluxbox 0.9.9 and 0.9.10
Setting the Layer level (stacking level) to Dock or Above Dock to all windows
cures the problem, but still wacky.
Here are some shots of this behavior.
Looks like a fluxbox bug.
Workaround: set the layer of the Slit to "Desktop" (flux menu -> Configure ->
Slit -> Layer -> Desktop)
The problem arises because the Slit window is created with an invalid colormap,
which invalidates the slit Window, which basically messes up all the stacking
(all windows below the slit in stacking order don't restack). I'm not sure why
the colormap is invalid yet, will be looking into it over the weekend...
This was a fluxbox bug, which is fixed in fluxbox CVS (and gentoo ebuild -r3).
Basically, flux was using the 32-bit depth visual when it shouldn't have.