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Compiz and Java

So yesterday I was enjoying my new compiz-powered linux desktop in all its glory until a bug bite me.

I launched my favourite Java application and it was all grey, but menus seemed to work, if I clicked in the right spot. At first I though it was this bug, but setting this environment variable did not help:

AWT_TOOLKIT=MToolkit

Since I am using the nvidia drivers (not aiglx or xgl) to provide the compositing effects i remembered seeing reports about the black window bug. A quick search provided me with the solution: start compiz with this option:

/usr/bin/compiz --loose-binding --replace gconf

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