Ubuntu - game becomes windowed

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Ubuntu - game becomes windowed

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Hi

I'm playing on Ubuntu 9.04
Every few minutes, the game (full screen) will spontaneously become windowed and I am unable to steer until I have minimised and reopened the window.
Any suggestions why this happens? I wonder if it's some background process kicking in perhaps?

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Re: Ubuntu - game becomes windowed

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This was a bug in either Compiz (Desktop Effects) or xscreensaver when mixed with SDL games such as BZFlag. So you have two options. Either disable Desktop Effects (under the Appearance control panel) or disable the screensaver.

You could also try upgrading to 9.10 to see if that fixes the problem.
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Re: Ubuntu - game becomes windowed

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blast wrote:This was a bug in either Compiz (Desktop Effects) or xscreensaver when mixed with SDL games such as BZFlag. So you have two options. Either disable Desktop Effects (under the Appearance control panel) or disable the screensaver.

You could also try upgrading to 9.10 to see if that fixes the problem.
Yep, disabling the screensaver seems to have done the trick. Many thanks!
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