Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 426601
Blank screen on 2nd invocation of Wine with experimental intel driver
Last modified: 2009-01-09 02:32:44 EST
Description of problem:
Using the experimental intel driver with GM965 chipset, 1st invocation of a wine
program, e.g. WineFile, works perfectly. The 2nd and subsequent invocations
result in a blank screen. The wine app is still active, and can be dismissed
via Alt-F4 in most cases (inc. WineFile), at which point the desktop reappears.
This does happen with EL5 (on different hardware), and does not happen with a
copy of the same Fedora 8 LV image on an AMD/Nvidia machine with nvidia driver
configured. Also, other applications have similar problems with experimental
driver, but this one seems to be quite reproducible.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Run WineFile twice.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run WineFile from menu
2. Exit WineFile
3. Run WineFile from menu
WineFile in window
Video chipset GM865
If you can exit the Wine application blindly (Alt-F4 often does it), then the
Oops. Does *not* happen with EL5 (on different chipset).
Reloading X server (Ctrl-Alt-Backspace) resets the problem.
Created attachment 290360 [details]
These 218 lines are appended to Xorg.0.log when running WineFile (or other wine
program) for the 2nd and subsequent times.
Does not happen with same FC8 image and open source ATI driver. So this is
clearly a video driver problem.
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960
Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated
Graphics Controller (rev 03)
Workaround: Edit $HOME/.wine/system.reg and remove the reference to DirectX:
Problem is with buggy 3D support in intel driver.
Thanks for the bug report. We have reviewed the information you have provided
above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful
in our diagnosis of this issue.
Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log
file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file
attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.
Could you please also try to run without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever and
let X11 autodetect your display and video card? Attach to this bug
/var/log/Xorg.0.log from this attempt as well, please.
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
Created attachment 291226 [details]
Created attachment 291227 [details]
Created attachment 291228 [details]
Will have the last Xorg.0.log (autodetect) this weekend. Having trouble getting
the laptop back for an hour :-), but wanted to reset the status with a comment.
If it helps, the display was autodetected while installing fc8, but of course I
don't still have the log from that.
Created attachment 292232 [details]
Log from autodetecting GM965 Intel laptop video
Ok, looks like it needs a comment to reset status. Finally got the laptop away
from my wife long enough to get the log.
yes, sorry about that.
I have a similar problem with Wine on my machine, I've not tried it with
invoking winefile twice, but if I start Diablo II (or its video test) bad things
happen, ranging from hanging the system, to killing X.
A workaround is using wine 0.9.47 from the Fedora 8 repos (not Fedora 8
updates), which does not have this problem.
This actually appears to be a bug in the intel drivers, because the same Wine
versions run fine on my desktop machine, which has a nVidia card.
This bug, from Ubuntu looks like it may be related, and may possibly have a fix
Again, a workaround for the problems with wine is installing the version of wine
from the Fedora 8 repo (and NOT Fedora 8 updates, that has the same problem.)
Looks more and more like wine problem. Reassign back if you have reason to
believe it is really an xorg problem.
There are a number of 3D games *not* using wine which either fail to start
altogether, or crash after playing a while on the GM965. TuxRacer, for example,
crashes if you "play again". If it is helpful, I could make a small list.
These are all games that play properly on Fedora 8 with both Nvidia (my
neighbors system), and GM945 chipset (my daughters system). I didn't consider
the games a high priority, or I would have mentioned them. But come to think of
it, they are a major exerciser of the 3D API - so they are more important than I
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