If you have installed Maya 2011 Hotfix 3 and see errors in the terminal or a black Hotbox in the viewport, we advise you to disable the CIOverlays option in your xorg.conf file, located in /etc/X11/xorg.com.
With the move to Qt in 2011 we no longer have a need for colour indexing. Instead, as of Hotfix 3 we have introduced RGB overlays and this option should be used instead.
- Open your xorg.conf file
- Remove following line:
Option "CIOverlay" "ON"
- Add following line:
Option "Overlay" "ON"
The caveat here is that you cannot set both CIOverlay and Overlay at the same time, and users of Maya 2010 will be aware of the instabilities that can arise when working without CIOverlay.
So what do you do if you use both Maya 2010 and Maya 2011 on a daily basis ?