|Summary:||video display is distorted|
|Product:||Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5||Reporter:||John Poelstra <poelstra>|
|Component:||xorg-x11-drv-nv||Assignee:||Dave Airlie <airlied>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||desktop-bugs <desktop-bugs>|
|Version:||5.0||CC:||cmeadors, ddomingo, desktop-bugs, rkhadgar, rlerch, rousseau, zcerza|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
(amd64) Some machines that use NVIDIA graphics cards may display corrupted graphics or fonts when using the graphical installer or during a graphical login. To work around this, switch to a virtual console and back to the original X host.
|Last Closed:||2008-09-11 14:44:45 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
|Bug Depends On:|
|Bug Blocks:||222082, 222737, 391221, 454962|
Description John Poelstra 2007-01-08 01:14:00 UTC
Description of problem: After booting the X display is garbled and unclear while switching to virutal console screen is very clear. Garbled screen clears up after switching to a virutal console and switching back to X (F7). The machine is a Dell Precision 470 and has an Nvidia NV44 [Quadro NVS 285] (rev a1) video card. I am only running stock RHEL5 packages. It appears that RHEL5 is automatically installing and using the "nv" driver. I have been seeing this problem for the past 3 few weeks running while contining to update to the latest nightlies for RHEL5. Today I reinstalled my machine with RHEL5-Client-20070105.0/4.92/x86_64/os (latest snapshot) to make sure I had a clean install. Before the reinstall I would see this problem once every 3 or 4 boots... I power the machine off each night and power on each morning. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): rpm -qa | grep ^x xorg-x11-font-utils-7.1-2 xorg-x11-server-utils-7.1-4.fc6 xmlsec1-1.2.9-8.1 xsri-2.1.0-10.fc6 xml-common-0.6.3-18 xml-commons-resolver-1.1-1jpp.12 xorg-x11-fonts-base-7.1-2.1.el5 xorg-x11-fonts-ISO8859-1-100dpi-7.1-2.1.el5 xorg-x11-drv-void-1.1.0-3.1 xorg-x11-drv-hyperpen-1.1.0-2 xorg-x11-drv-digitaledge-1.1.0-1.1 xorg-x11-drv-cirrus-1.1.0-2.fc6 xorg-x11-drv-vmware-10.13.0-2.1 xorg-x11-drv-palmax-1.1.0-1.1 xalan-j2-2.7.0-6jpp.1 xorg-x11-fonts-Type1-7.1-2.1.el5 xorg-x11-drv-mouse-1.1.1-1.1 xorg-x11-drv-dynapro-1.1.0-2 xorg-x11-drv-s3-0.4.1-2.1 xorg-x11-drv-vga-4.1.0-2.1 xorg-x11-drv-nv-1.2.0-4.fc6 xorg-x11-drv-magictouch-126.96.36.199-2.1 xorg-x11-drv-fbdev-0.3.0-2 xkeyboard-config-0.8-7.fc6 xml-commons-1.3.02-0.b2.7jpp.10 xorg-x11-utils-7.1-2.fc6 xerces-j2-2.7.1-7jpp.2 xorg-x11-xfs-1.0.2-3.1 xorg-x11-fonts-truetype-7.1-2.1.el5 xorg-x11-drv-keyboard-1.1.0-2.1 xsane-gimp-0.991-4.el5 xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.1.1-48.12.el5 xorg-x11-drv-dmc-1.1.0-2 xorg-x11-drv-ur98-1.1.0-1.1 xorg-x11-drv-trident-1.2.1-3.fc6 xorg-x11-drv-via-0.2.1-8 xorg-x11-drv-microtouch-1.1.0-1.1 xorg-x11-drv-joystick-1.1.0-1.1 xorg-x11-drv-s3virge-1.9.1-2.1 xorg-x11-drv-savage-2.1.1-5.fc6 xorg-x11-drv-jamstudio-1.1.0-1.1 xorg-x11-drv-sisusb-0.8.1-4.1 xorg-x11-drv-elographics-1.1.0-1.1 xorg-x11-drivers-7.1-4.1.el5 xorg-x11-xkb-utils-1.0.2-2.1 xmlsec1-1.2.9-8.1 xorg-x11-xinit-1.0.2-13.el5 xterm-215-4.el5 xml-commons-apis-1.3.02-0.b2.7jpp.10 xorg-x11-server-Xvfb-1.1.1-48.12.el5 xorg-x11-fonts-misc-7.1-2.1.el5 xorg-x11-fonts-75dpi-7.1-2.1.el5 xsane-0.991-4.el5 xorg-x11-drv-vmmouse-12.4.0-2.1 xorg-x11-drv-tek4957-1.1.0-1.1 xorg-x11-drv-ast-0.81.0-3 xorg-x11-drv-penmount-1.1.0-2.1 xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.6.3-3.2.el5 xorg-x11-drv-aiptek-1.0.1-2 xorg-x11-drv-i810-1.6.5-9.2.el5 xorg-x11-drv-sis-0.9.1-7 xorg-x11-drv-voodoo-1.1.0-3.1 xorg-x11-drv-spaceorb-1.1.0-1.1 xorg-x11-drv-siliconmotion-1.4.1-2.1 xorg-x11-filesystem-7.1-2.fc6 xorg-x11-xauth-1.0.1-2.1 xorg-x11-server-Xnest-1.1.1-48.12.el5 xorg-x11-fonts-ISO8859-1-75dpi-7.1-2.1.el5 xorg-x11-drv-evdev-188.8.131.52-2.el5 xorg-x11-drv-mga-1.4.2-5.el5 xorg-x11-drv-citron-2.2.0-1.1 xorg-x11-drv-summa-1.1.0-1.1 xorg-x11-drv-tdfx-1.2.1-3.1 xorg-x11-drv-mutouch-1.1.0-2 xorg-x11-drv-acecad-1.1.0-2.1 xorg-x11-twm-1.0.1-3.1 xorg-x11-apps-7.1-4.el5 xorg-x11-drv-vesa-1.2.1-5.1.el5 xorg-x11-fonts-100dpi-7.1-2.1.el5 xorg-x11-drv-magellan-1.1.0-1.1 xorg-x11-drv-calcomp-1.1.0-1.1 xorg-x11-drv-elo2300-1.1.0-1.1 xorg-x11-drv-dummy-0.2.0-2.1 xorg-x11-drv-fpit-1.1.0-1.1 Steps to Reproduce: 1. Boot the machine 2. 3. Actual results: Sometimes the screen and fonts are garbled (see screenshots) Expected results: Screen is clear 100% of time time. Additional info:lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation E7525 Memory Controller Hub (rev 09) 00:00.1 Class ff00: Intel Corporation E7525/E7520 Error Reporting Registers (rev 09) 00:02.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation E7525/E7520/E7320 PCI Express Port A (rev 09) 00:03.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation E7525/E7520/E7320 PCI Express Port A1 (rev 09) 00:04.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation E7525/E7520 PCI Express Port B (rev 09) 00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02) 00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02) 00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02) 00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02) 00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02) 00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev c2) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02) 00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDE Controller (rev 02) 00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB (ICH5) SATA Controller (rev 02) 00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller (rev 02) 00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02) 01:00.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6700PXH PCI Express-to-PCI Bridge A 01:00.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6700PXH PCI Express-to-PCI Bridge B 03:0e.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82545GM Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 04) 05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV44 [Quadro NVS 285] (rev a1) 06:0d.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 08) 06:0d.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! Game Port (rev 08)
Comment 3 John Poelstra 2007-01-08 01:16:31 UTC
Created attachment 145017 [details] notification with unreadable fonts
Comment 4 John Poelstra 2007-01-08 01:17:46 UTC
Created attachment 145018 [details] web browser font problem
Comment 5 John Poelstra 2007-01-08 01:20:15 UTC
Admitedly the work around to switch to a virtual console and switch back to X is fairly easily, but the appearance of the screen is a horrible first impression to give our customers about the quality of our product.
Comment 6 John Poelstra 2007-01-08 01:24:49 UTC
Created attachment 145020 [details] xorg.conf--as created automatically by installer
Comment 7 Adam Jackson 2007-01-08 23:57:54 UTC
Sounds like https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=220197 which is a trivially correct fix already present in rawhide. Does it work if you install the nv driver from rawhide?
Comment 8 John Poelstra 2007-01-09 05:45:15 UTC
I read through the Novell bug and it is hard (for me) to see how it is the same issue I reported. Please provide a pointer to the exact package(s) that need to be installed from rawhide.
Comment 9 Adam Jackson 2007-01-09 15:00:35 UTC
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=220197#c25 - describes screen being garbled and then fixed by VT switch. http://porkchop.devel.redhat.com/brewroot/packages/xorg-x11-drv-nv/184.108.40.206/1.fc7/x86_64/xorg-x11-drv-nv-220.127.116.11-1.fc7.x86_64.rpm - is the nv driver currently in rawhide.
Comment 10 John Poelstra 2007-01-09 21:11:13 UTC
installed xorg-x11-drv-nv-18.104.22.168-1.fc7.x86_64.rpm and am running it on my primary desktop. Haven't seen any issues so far. I don't know an easy way to trigger the original problem I was having to say for sure that this driver fixes the problem. I did do a few reboots and everything looks fine so far. I'll keep you posted if I see any other weirdness.
Comment 11 Adam Jackson 2007-01-09 21:28:15 UTC
Comment 12 John Poelstra 2007-01-11 16:25:18 UTC
Just booted machine from cold state seeing the problem reported. I watched the entire boot process and the distortion firs appears at the gdm login screen. I'm still running the nv driver from comment#10
Comment 13 Adam Jackson 2007-01-11 21:54:06 UTC
Move to 5.1. We're not likely to get this done for 5.0, as the nv driver is sufficiently obfuscated. Should engage nvidia on this though, and would be a z-stream candidate.
Comment 14 John Poelstra 2007-01-15 17:51:23 UTC
I propose that at least a release note be considered for 5.0 for this issue.
Comment 15 Adam Jackson 2007-01-15 20:56:11 UTC
(In reply to comment #14) > I propose that at least a release note be considered for 5.0 for this issue. Agreed, although it may be too late to get it translated... Suggested text: "When starting the graphical installer or graphical login, some NVIDIA cards may display corrupted graphics. The workaround is to switch virtual console and back to graphics."
Comment 18 Adam Jackson 2007-06-04 19:43:31 UTC
John, have you seen this issue with the nv driver in F7? I'm essentially going to be backporting that driver anyway, would like to know if it's two birds with one stone here.
Comment 19 John Poelstra 2007-06-04 19:48:22 UTC
saw it just yesterday... i'm running some mixture of F7T4 + rawhide (slightly before GA). What package versions would be helpful to know if I'm running?
Comment 20 Adam Jackson 2007-06-06 17:58:34 UTC
(In reply to comment #19) > saw it just yesterday... i'm running some mixture of F7T4 + rawhide (slightly > before GA). > > What package versions would be helpful to know if I'm running? xorg-x11-server-Xorg and xorg-x11-drv-nv.
Comment 21 John Poelstra 2007-06-06 22:01:09 UTC
# rpm -qi xorg-x11-server-Xorg Name : xorg-x11-server-Xorg Relocations: (not relocatable) Version : 22.214.171.124 Vendor: Koji Release : 5.fc7 Build Date: Fri 11 May 2007 01:18:23 PM PDT Install Date: Tue 15 May 2007 10:34:48 PM PDT Build Host: xenbuilder4.fedora.phx.redhat.com Group : User Interface/X Source RPM: xorg-x11-server-126.96.36.199-5.fc7.src.rpm Size : 7443859 License: MIT/X11 Signature : (none) Packager : Koji URL : http://www.x.org Summary : Xorg X server Description : X.org X11 is an open source implementation of the X Window System. It provides the basic low level functionality which full fledged graphical user interfaces (GUIs) such as GNOME and KDE are designed upon. # # rpm -qi xorg-x11-drv-nv Name : xorg-x11-drv-nv Relocations: (not relocatable) Version : 2.0.2 Vendor: Koji Release : 2.fc7 Build Date: Thu 10 May 2007 07:06:20 AM PDT Install Date: Mon 14 May 2007 10:23:41 PM PDT Build Host: xenbuilder2.fedora.redhat.com Group : User Interface/X Hardware Support Source RPM: xorg-x11-drv-nv-2.0.2-2.fc7.src.rpm Size : 173747 License: MIT Signature : (none) Packager : Koji URL : http://www.x.org Summary : Xorg X11 nv video driver Description : X.Org X11 nv video driver.
Comment 22 Adam Jackson 2007-06-25 15:16:07 UTC
Have you tried xorg-x11-drv-nv 2.1.0 in F7 yet? Has a fix for something that sounds like a similar problem.
Comment 23 John Poelstra 2007-07-10 16:28:06 UTC
i just installed 2.1.1-1.fc8 from rawhide to my F7 box... will see how it goes. If you want me to run a specific version, please send me a pointer to its location. Thanks, john
Comment 25 Adam Jackson 2007-07-26 18:59:36 UTC
(In reply to comment #24) > Hi John, ajax, > > a clone for this bug (BZ#222737) was put up months ago to include mention of > this bug in the release notes as follows: > > <quote> > Some machines that use NVIDIA graphics cards may display corrupted graphics or > fonts when using the graphical installer or during a graphical login. To work > around this, switch to a virtual console and back to the original X host. > </quote> > > as this bug is still not MODIFIED yet, should we add this same note to the > RHEL5.1 release note? please advise. Yeah, probably a good idea.
Comment 26 Adam Jackson 2007-07-26 19:38:46 UTC
(In reply to comment #23) > i just installed 2.1.1-1.fc8 from rawhide to my F7 box... will see how it goes. > > If you want me to run a specific version, please send me a pointer to its location. Any news?
Comment 27 John Poelstra 2007-07-26 22:59:46 UTC
No adverse affects. Seems to be running well. I don't recall having to switch to a virtual console to clear the screen since running this version.
Comment 28 Don Domingo 2007-07-27 02:08:53 UTC
as per John's report, not adding this to the RHEL5.1 release notes. seems to have already been resolved. if anybody thinks this assessment is premature and the relnote is still needed, please advise. thanks! (In reply to comment #27) > No adverse affects. Seems to be running well. I don't recall having to switch > to a virtual console to clear the screen since running this version.
Comment 29 John Poelstra 2007-08-02 00:15:05 UTC
Sadly... I just encountered the problem again. Had to switch to virtual console 3 times to clear the display from the login screen. Trying to reproduce this is difficult if not impossible because I do not know what cause it to happen.
Comment 30 Don Domingo 2007-08-02 02:33:22 UTC
thanks for the heads-up, John. adding this known issue again to RHEL5.1 release notes.
Comment 32 Adam Jackson 2007-08-08 20:25:00 UTC
Fixing component, xorg-x11 isn't included in RHEL5.
Comment 33 Adam Jackson 2007-08-16 19:01:29 UTC
I don't have a good lead for this, so I'm retargetting for 5.2.
Comment 36 Adam Jackson 2007-11-09 18:05:48 UTC
No known solution yet. Will miss 5.2 unless we figure it out. I _think_ it's just a palette setup bug, but that should be the same between the init and vt-switch paths.
Comment 38 Don Domingo 2008-01-17 23:33:04 UTC
same release note added to "known issues" section of RHEl5.2 release notes. please advise when resolved. thanks!
Comment 39 Dave Airlie 2008-01-18 06:02:59 UTC
John have you got this machine and F8 or rawhide? I've just pushed a rawhide xorg-x11-drv-nv-2.1.6-5.fc9 and I'm going to scratch build some F8 test packages, f8 scratch packages are http://koji.fedoraproject.org/scratch/airlied/task_356197/ I got the idea for the fix from the nouveau guys. I might just put the patch into RHEL5.2 as it won't break anything.
Comment 40 Dave Airlie 2008-01-18 21:55:00 UTC
pushing out to 5.3 due to not having time before 5.2 freeze.
Comment 41 John Poelstra 2008-01-18 22:19:37 UTC
Dave, I still have the hardware and am running F8. I've installed from the koji link above and will let you know if I see any problems. It is intermittent so hard to reproduce and could take a while to appear.
Comment 42 Don Domingo 2008-04-02 02:13:58 UTC
Hi, the RHEL5.2 release notes will be dropped to translation on April 15, 2008, at which point no further additions or revisions will be entertained. a mockup of the RHEL5.2 release notes can be viewed at the following link: http://intranet.corp.redhat.com/ic/intranet/RHEL5u2relnotesmockup.html please use the aforementioned link to verify if your bugzilla is already in the release notes (if it needs to be). each item in the release notes contains a link to its original bug; as such, you can search through the release notes by bug number. Cheers, Don
Comment 43 Zack Cerza 2008-04-02 14:23:28 UTC
I do see the release note in the mockup.
Comment 44 John Poelstra 2008-04-22 21:37:32 UTC
FWIW.... still seeing the problem with latest rawhide packages (2008-APR)
Comment 47 Ryan Lerch 2008-08-08 01:35:01 UTC
Tracking this bug for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 Release Notes. This Release Note is currently located in the Known Issues section.
Comment 48 Ryan Lerch 2008-08-08 01:35:01 UTC
Release note added. If any revisions are required, please set the "requires_release_notes" flag to "?" and edit the "Release Notes" field accordingly. All revisions will be proofread by the Engineering Content Services team.
Comment 50 RHEL Product and Program Management 2008-09-11 14:44:45 UTC
Quality Engineering Management has reviewed and declined this request. You may appeal this decision by reopening this request.