Bug 1035467 - artifacts on icon mouseover on Intel 4400
Summary: artifacts on icon mouseover on Intel 4400
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell
Version: 20
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Owen Taylor
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-11-27 20:47 UTC by Havoc Pennington
Modified: 2015-06-29 13:14 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-06-29 13:14:12 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Havoc Pennington 2013-11-27 20:47:21 UTC
Description of problem:

When hovering over application icons or notification icons, there are flickering artifacts (often checkerboard-looking) in the highlight effect. The artifacts appear briefly then vanish. Usually black and white but sometimes there's a little color.

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0b)
 intel(0): Integrated Graphics Chipset: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4400
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4600U CPU @ 2.10GHz

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Move mouse back and forth between a couple of app icons in the favorites area to prelight/unprelight the icons. Also happens with notification icons.

Comment 1 eTM 2013-12-04 18:43:39 UTC
Same here. 

Also affects Intel(R) HD Graphics 5000. 

Maybe a a bug in intel driver haswell specific code?

Comment 2 Ivan Makfinsky 2013-12-10 14:59:15 UTC
I am also experiencing the same issue. I will happily provide whatever information necessary to debug this issue.

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4500U CPU @ 1.80GHz

intel(0): Integrated Graphics Chipset: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4400

Comment 3 Gareth Williams 2013-12-24 14:45:46 UTC
Another "me too!" :-)

I'm running on a i5-4200U which apparently has Intel HD Graphics 4400.  The laptop is a HP Pavilion and the distro is Fedora 20.

I've tried kernels 3.11.10, 3.12.5 and 3.13.0 (from rawhide) and they're all the same.  The Intel drivers are 2.21.15-4 and and the X server is 1.14.4.  I'm using the Cinnamon desktop and this happens with both accelerated and non-accelerated sessions.

Comment 4 Pascal Chapperon 2013-12-27 08:53:53 UTC
Same here with fedora 19 on i5-4200U intel HD4400.

I also tried kernel 3.13 (rawhide), with xorg-x11-drv-intel-2.21.15-12.fc21 (rawhide) whith no success.

Then I updated mesa packages (rawhide) and this update solved graphical issues.

Actual version of mesa packages :
# rpm -qa | grep mesa

Comment 5 Gareth Williams 2013-12-27 09:11:46 UTC
I can confirm that Pascal's suggestion of updating the mesa packages worked for me too, although it dragged in 29 packages in total including some Xorg drivers.  It seems stable enough too - maybe we should keep an eye on it for a while before opening the Champagne bottles :-)

Comment 6 Pascal Chapperon 2013-12-27 09:23:40 UTC
ah! you are too fast :) I just downgraded the fc21 packages and upgraded them one by one. And the culprit is:

Strange that it dragged 29 packages on your box: I can upgrade mesa without any other packages (perhaps because I previously updated all the Xorg packages)

Comment 7 Gareth Williams 2013-12-27 15:19:39 UTC
I used the sledgehammer to crack a nut approach of 'yum update mesa*', which updated 13 mesa* packages and 16 dependencies (14 xorg-x11-drv-* and 2 xorg-x11-server-*).

Shouldn't all the mesa packages be at the same version? Either all at 9 or all at 10?  I'm no expert, but I thought mixing them will only cause trouble - but I could be wrong.

This has been reliable all day for me, so this could be good news.

Comment 8 Gareth Williams 2013-12-27 15:25:12 UTC
I've also noticed that this bug is filed under 'gnome-shell'.  As I'm seeing this issue under Cinammon-Desktop and the fact that this seems to be a mesa bug, should this bug now be changed to 'mesa'?

Comment 9 Pascal Chapperon 2013-12-27 16:59:15 UTC
You are right; this bug must reassigned to mesa maintainer (by reporter or assigned maintainer).

The goal is to backport a single commit (or perhaps 2 or 3) from mesa 10 to mesa 9.2.5 (and 9.2.4 for f19) for the driver i915_dri.so

So imho it is not necessary  to upgrade all the mesa packages, as the best thing for f19 or f20 is: no rawhide packages inside. I want ( and I suppose you want) a stable release.

Sometimes I dream of a rolling release of Fedora (rawhide is too unstable for me)

Comment 10 extremoburo 2014-03-04 10:22:21 UTC
to inform you that I have the same issue with F19  on a Lenovo S540 , intel i7-4500U CPU @ 1.80GHz and Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09), the problem began after I've updated all the packages after F19 intallation.

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