Display Issues on Linux Machines

Error

Display issues related to windows, which pop up in Pix4D desktop 3.1 and later, can be expected on Linux machines running Ubuntu 16.04 or Mint.


Description

The following events might happen but are not systematic:

  • The rayCloud main view is printed on the top of the Map View after running step 1. Initial Processing.
  • Several Pix4D windows open successively after, for instance, Rematch and Optimize.
 
Note: Any other unusual behavior of the windows in the software could be related to this problem.


Cause

On these distributions, 3D visual effects set by default, may affect the performance and lead to display issues with some applications.


Solution

It is recommended to disable the visual effects:

1. Click the Ubuntu icon to open the Dash.
2. Type "terminal" and select the Terminal application from the list.
3. Install the gnome-session-flashback by typing "sudo apt-get install gnome-session-flashback".

3.1. Copy and paste the instruction above.
3.2. Press Enter.
3.3. Type the user's password when prompted.
3.4. Press Enter.

4. Log out from the current session.
5. On the Login screen, click the Ubuntu icon next to the user's name.



6. Select GNOME Flashback (Metacity).



7. Log in again.

For more information: Linux tips.

 

 

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