For the past week I have been leaving work with a killer head and stomach ache. At first I attributed it to just being hungry combined with not getting enough sleep and leaving work around 8pm. As it built up more and more and happened sooner in the day I realized it was the same feeling I got when playing 3d games for an extended period of time. I also realized that at the beginning of the week I had upgraded to Rawhide and turned on compiz desktop bling. Turning off Compiz instantly reduced my eye strain and my headache subsided.
This sucks for me because besides Compiz being very visually appealing, 3d effects and composition is the future of the Linux desktop not to mention a myriad of other consumer devices with displays. The biggest problem is, it is not just the 3d effects which cause an issue but a static screen where no animations are happening seems to trigger vertigo. However the worst offender was scrolling in Firefox. I wonder if anyone is doing research in this area because I hope it is fixable.[read this post in: ar de es fr it ja ko pt ru zh-CN ]