Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 212706
G965 locks when the xv extension is used
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:46 EST
Description of problem:
Some programs lock up my X. To get any graphics at all I need to reboot. When
the program starts, the screen freezes for a moment, the colormap gets weird,
then x restarts. Then it seems like X tries to start again for a few times. The
upper part of the screen works but the lower part is garbled. The mouse pointer
works in the fractions of a second before x craches into blackness.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run 'totem SOME_AUDIO_FILE'
the lockup described above
perhaps totem tries to do some visualization or somesuch
I've tried updating the i810 driver to 1.7.2 but it didn't change anything.
The first thing that happens is that the lower part of the screen goes crazy.
Perhaps this is the result of the video card not allocating enough memory.
An ASUS P5B-VM motherboard with integrated i965 graphics and 2GiB of DDR2
memory. Screen resolution is 1600x1200
Created attachment 139628 [details]
logfile from wen the error is provoked
I have the same problem. Whenever i start an application using Xv ( totem, xine,
mplayer ). With mplayer if i switch to another driver (x11, gl, gl2) it works.
Even totem works switching to the x11 driver in gstreamer-properties.
I'm running a FC6 with latest updates on an Intel DG965WH motherboard with
integrated i965 graphics.
To me it seems the same as this bug:
Thanks for the reference. I have now verified that the patch in
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8594 solves the problem.
I have prepared updated srpm and x86_64 rpm packages if someone is in a hurry
getting a fix for this problem. The package is updated to the latest upstream
release (1.7.2) + the patch referenced above. It can be found at
Created attachment 139636 [details]
Comment on attachment 139636 [details]
now it works perfectly with metacity, but with desktop effects enabled i get
this kind of artifacts, it's the same even with gl gl2 drivers.
Filipo, I think the issue you're trying to describe is separate from the issue
I'm reporting here. Feel free to open a separate bug report detailing your issue.
The patch is now added to the upstream git tree and it is reasonable to expect
that the fix will be included in the upcoming 1.7.3 release.
I just tried the latest version in updates-testing:
and Xv works, i still get artifacts with compiz, but Xv does not lock the
Since xorg-x11-drv-i810-1.6.5-10.fc6 was released as an offical update yesterday
and I have verified that this does indeed fix the problem I'm closing this now.
Thanks to firstname.lastname@example.org for backporting the patch.