Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 427331
random pixmap garbage in gnome-terminal
Last modified: 2009-01-09 02:34:12 EST
Description of problem:
Whilst using mutt over ssh within gnome-terminal, I see (very often)
that 'blank' parts of gnome-terminal have some random pixmap crap
instead of the correct blank colour. See the attached .png
This makes gnome-terminal pretty much unusable. Alt-tabbing away and
back clears it up.
It's not entirely clear it's not the X server, but I've only seen
this in gnome-terminal so far.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Created attachment 290703 [details]
example of garbage
Created attachment 290704 [details]
I'm pretty sure that this is a bug with the radeon driver.
Anything I can try? Unfortunately I can't try fglrx to prove that, since
I have a Radeon 9200SE.
Hmm. I installed fglrx, then switched back, and ran the display config
stuff to choose as close to my real monitor (HP LP1965) as possible. Now
it doesn't appear to be happening. Diffs below, and I'm attaching the old
and new xorg.conf files.
--- xorg.conf.shipped 2008-01-03 21:35:57.000000000 +0000
+++ xorg.conf 2008-01-03 22:00:43.000000000 +0000
@@ -1,11 +1,19 @@
-# Xorg configuration created by pyxf86config
+# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display
- Identifier "Default Layout"
+ Identifier "single head configuration"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
+ ModulePath "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"
+ Option "AIGLX" "on"
@@ -13,6 +21,14 @@
Option "XkbLayout" "gb"
+ Identifier "Monitor0"
+ ModelName "HP L1955 LCD Flat Panel Monitor"
+ HorizSync 30.0 - 82.0
+ VertRefresh 56.0 - 75.0
+ Option "dpms"
@@ -21,6 +37,7 @@
+ Monitor "Monitor0"
Viewport 0 0
@@ -28,3 +45,7 @@
+ Option "Composite" "Enable"
Created attachment 290804 [details]
Created attachment 290805 [details]
newer, apparently working, xorg.conf
Sigh. Turns out that was incorrect. After working all day, I've just
seen the problem again.
Same bug here:
(In reply to comment #5)
> Hmm. I installed fglrx, then switched back, and ran the display config
> stuff to choose as close to my real monitor (HP LP1965) as possible. Now
> it doesn't appear to be happening. Diffs below, and I'm attaching the old
> and new xorg.conf files.
Covering your sins (i.e., using fglrx) is not so simple as just running
system-config-display. Have you used packages from that Repository Which Shall
Not Be Named, or did you install tarball from ATI directly? If the latter, see
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Xorg/3rdPartyVideoDrivers for more detailed
instructions on how to get rid of the binary crap (fglrx left on your disk
couple of unwanted presents).
I used livna.
Hmm, then I don't know. Passing to developers.
John, have you tried Rawhide? :) On my ATI card, gnome-terminal looks like on
attachment #295967 [details] (I hope it makes it a link). Fortunately, turning desktop
effects on and off again cures this (until the next reboot). No fglrx needed.
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