Bug 409271 - screen distortion with 6.7.196 on FireGL V3100
screen distortion with 6.7.196 on FireGL V3100
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-ati (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Airlie
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-12-03 15:17 EST by Joe Orton
Modified: 2009-01-09 02:30 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 02:30:02 EST
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Xorg.0.log from 6.7.196 (129.43 KB, text/plain)
2007-12-03 15:17 EST, Joe Orton
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xorg.conf (1.37 KB, text/plain)
2007-12-03 15:19 EST, Joe Orton
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lspci -nnv (7.59 KB, text/plain)
2007-12-03 15:19 EST, Joe Orton
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Description Joe Orton 2007-12-03 15:17:43 EST
Description of problem:
After the update to 6.7.196 I've been seeing weird screen distortion.  Reverting
to F8-GA xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.7.195-3.fc8 makes these disappear.

The effect is somewhat hard to describe: some part of the lower half of the
screen is obscured with some random contents (looks somewhat like actual window
contents) for a very small period of time (less than half a second?).  It
happens irregularly but frequently (once a minute, or so), and I think
regardless of whether I'm actually doing anything on-screen at the time. 

I'm running using a single head DVI output, since I haven't got dual-head
working since updating to F8.  The monitor attached to the VGA port appears to
be detected by X even though it's not active-on.

Since the default X config gets the resolution wrong for the (Dell 2001FP) LCD
panel, I switch to 1600x1200 using xrandr after logging in, if that makes any

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

How reproducible:
Comment 1 Joe Orton 2007-12-03 15:17:43 EST
Created attachment 276101 [details]
Xorg.0.log from 6.7.196
Comment 2 Joe Orton 2007-12-03 15:19:00 EST
Created attachment 276111 [details]
Comment 3 Joe Orton 2007-12-03 15:19:55 EST
Created attachment 276121 [details]
lspci -nnv
Comment 4 Joe Orton 2008-01-08 09:46:31 EST
Happens with 6.7.196-2.fc8.x86_64 too.
Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 03:48:49 EST
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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 02:30:02 EST
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