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|Summary:||Gnome Top Panel Invisible Intermittently|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Robert Weir <robweir>|
|Component:||xorg-x11-drv-nouveau||Assignee:||Ben Skeggs <bskeggs>|
|Status:||CLOSED DUPLICATE||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||16||CC:||airlied, ajax, awilliam, bskeggs, phil, robweir, xgl-maint|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2012-03-20 16:14:35 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Robert Weir 2011-12-13 15:36:01 EST
I had posted this at the gnome bugzilla and received the following reply, hence my current bug submission ---> --- Comment #4 from Ray Strode [halfline]<email@example.com> 2011-12-12 21:37:03 UTC --- Hi, This is very likely a display driver issue and so we won't be able to help. Can you file the bug at bugzilla.redhat.com? You should file the bug against either xorg-x11-server or xorg-x11-drv-nouveau <---- Version-Release number of selected component: xorg-x11-server-Xorg.x86_64 1.11.2-3.fc16 and xorg-x11-drivers.x86_64 7.4-2.fc15 I installed F16 on a HP Laptop. The install went well and initially worked well. Now after logging in as a user the (very important) text and icons on the top panel is scrambled. Since the entire usage of Gnome 3 starts on this Top Panel, usage of the system is difficult to impossible. I know where the items are and if I use the mouse they are still active. The issue seems to be only rendering, in a visible fashion. How reproducible: This is reproducible every login where this unit is concerned. I have successfully installed on another Laptop and I do not have this problem at all. Steps to Reproduce: 1. Logout as a user. 2. Log back in. 3. Problem is back. 4: Log out as a user and restart computer 5: Login as user and problem is back. Actual results: Top Panel Unusable! Expected results: Top Panel Usable. Additional info:
Comment 1 Robert Weir 2011-12-13 19:39:51 EST
xorg-x11-drv-nouveau.x86_64 1:0.0.16-27.20110720gitb806e3f.fc16 This is the version of the nouveau I missed before. The Laptop is a HP DV6000.
Comment 2 Robert Weir 2011-12-29 13:06:04 EST
I am not sure if this bug has been viewed by anyone who could acknowledge it?
Comment 3 Philip Heron 2012-01-02 11:30:57 EST
I believe one of my machines is suffering the same issue. I've taken a couple of screenshots of my desktop after logging in: http://www.sanslogic.co.uk/files/gnomeshell-bug1.png http://www.sanslogic.co.uk/files/gnomeshell-bug2.png Using driver: xorg-x11-drv-nouveau-0.0.16-27.20110720gitb806e3f.fc16.x86_64 The video chip is an onboard nvidia: nVidia Corporation C68 [GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a] (rev a2)
Comment 4 Robert Weir 2012-01-02 13:29:53 EST
(In reply to comment #3) > I believe one of my machines is suffering the same issue. I've taken a couple > of screenshots of my desktop after logging in: > > http://www.sanslogic.co.uk/files/gnomeshell-bug1.png > http://www.sanslogic.co.uk/files/gnomeshell-bug2.png > > Using driver: > xorg-x11-drv-nouveau-0.0.16-27.20110720gitb806e3f.fc16.x86_64 > > The video chip is an onboard nvidia: > nVidia Corporation C68 [GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a] (rev a2) Hi Philip Yes that is exactly the problem I am having. It is on a friends machine and as such I cannot get the specifics on Video Hardware. I am pleased that you have posted here. Is your problem intermittent or constant? Mine can change between logons. Cheers... Robert
Comment 5 Philip Heron 2012-01-02 13:56:21 EST
Every time so far. I've noticed these in the logs, possibly unrelated: Jan 2 16:18:49 spooky kernel: [ 26.756171] [drm] nouveau 0000:00:12.0: fail t tm_validate Jan 2 16:18:49 spooky kernel: [ 26.756178] [drm] nouveau 0000:00:12.0: valida te vram_list Jan 2 16:18:49 spooky kernel: [ 26.756184] [drm] nouveau 0000:00:12.0: valida te: -12
Comment 6 Philip Heron 2012-01-03 06:19:08 EST
Spoke too soon, after a power cut the machine loaded gnome-shell fine. There are no visual glitches at all this time. The nouveau log messages I included in my last comment are still present.
Comment 7 Robert Weir 2012-01-03 11:17:13 EST
(In reply to comment #6) > Spoke too soon, after a power cut the machine loaded gnome-shell fine. There > are no visual glitches at all this time. > > The nouveau log messages I included in my last comment are still present. OK. What do you mean "after a power cut"? My problem is intermittent, so see if it returns over the next while.
Comment 8 Philip Heron 2012-01-03 11:34:02 EST
Strong winds overnight knocked the power off, when I switched it on again the next morning gnome-shell was working fine. I've since rebooted it and the glitches are back. So it is definitely intermittent.
Comment 9 Robert Weir 2012-01-03 11:46:30 EST
Yes. My friends machine is OK sometimes, but unreliable. Thanks for confirming that. I cannot confirm the messages log as I do not have access to the machine but when I get access I will check. Cheers...
Comment 10 Robert Weir 2012-01-11 12:15:07 EST
One thing that I noticed, that is perplexing, is that the Top Panel is OK at the Login page. This I understand is the Gnome Display Manager and not the Desktop Manager, but it is interesting that the Login Screen renders OK and the Desktop does not. I was unable to find any error messages with regards to 'nouveau' on my friends laptop. Where exactly did you find those messages? I ran all updates up to yesterday and still no joy. Hope this issue will get resolved soon.
Comment 11 Robert Weir 2012-02-07 12:20:16 EST
I have discovered what the one common ingredient is when the Top Panel borks. It only borks on machines with nVidia Video cards and not on ATI. I thought that F16 could run from one basic install on either Video Card Manufacturer's cards but I am wrong. It cannot.
Comment 12 Robert Weir 2012-02-09 17:25:32 EST
Hi I was able to recreate this condition on a Desktop with a nVidia Corp nv34 [GEForce FX 5500] (rev a1). Hopefully this can help with your endeavors... Robert
Comment 13 Adam Williamson 2012-03-20 16:14:35 EDT
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