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GMod/TF2/CSS Problem from desktop popups

Valve apps being rendered unusable by desktop notification windows

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RemiParks Saturday 11 September 2010 at 7:06

Problem is basically whenever I try to run a game through steam (Garrys Mod, TF2, CSS) the game runs great until I get a popup notification from either Skype, Rhythm Box, Pidgin, or any other type of notification window.
After the window goes away the steam App runs very very slowly (sometimes completely unregistering to any mouse/keyboard interaction), not at all like how it was before the popup happened.

I'm using NVIDIA Drivers: 256.53 (EVGA 8600GTS)
Ubuntu 10.4

(a variety of wine versions)
I posted at the wine forums, but that didn't seem to fly cause I'm using PoL.
Is this common?
GNU_Raziel Saturday 11 September 2010 at 11:03

This is a wine bug, not related to POL.

And if you want help on wine forum, don't tell us you're using POL because then they automatically assume the problem come from POL...stupid way of thinking...

Post a bug report on wine website.
RemiParks Saturday 11 September 2010 at 20:47

Yeah see that's what I figured, I guess I'll try this question again incognito on the Wine forums.
Thank for the candid answer though.