Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 444160
Drawing tools leave trails of small green circles
Last modified: 2009-07-14 13:29:04 EDT
Description of problem:
Drawing tools leave trails of small green circles. Video card=ATI Technologies
Radeon Mobility M6 LY
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Select a drawing tool and mouse over any open project.
Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 303791 [details]
Screenshot showing issue
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
I have the same problem with the following card (from Xorg.0.log) :
PCI:*(0@1:0:0) ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV100 QY [Radeon 7000/VE] rev 0,
Mem @ 0xf0000000/0, 0xef000000/0, I/O @ 0x0000d800/0, BIOS @ 0x????????/131072
I have some problems with compiz too (garbled menus and panels), so the problem
could be with the radeon driver for some cards...
Changing component to xorg-x11-drv-ati.
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.
(In reply to comment #4)
> Changing component to xorg-x11-drv-ati.
... and here's why (sorry for leaving that out): this problem only shows on
certain graphics cards that are served by the radeon driver (I have machines
with Radeon X850, Intel onboard graphics all of which don't have this issue).
Thanks for staying on this one, guys!
I've got an Info update. It'll take a few hours here before I can get back to
the laptop to get those files for you, but I can also offer another piece of
information to the mix.
Using the compiz-fusion packages packaged by Leigh123 (on fedora forum) provides
signifigantly slower performance, as one would expect with only 32mb of video
ram, but it also effectively eliminates this "mouse droppings" problem.
This is also (both droppings problem and Compiz-fusion exception/fix)
reproducible on an HP ze4427 running the ati mobility graphics card.
I'll get those logs for you this afternoon/evening.
Created attachment 310737 [details]
*** Bug 330371 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 460603 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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As far as I am concerned, you can effectively consider this one a done deal. With the addition of the packages I mentioned above, the problem was reduced to a tolerable level. The machine doesn't need a lot of video resources to play music all day. <.. :p ..>
Unfortunately, due to many other changes in F10 and F11, fedora (or any other current distro running a current kernel) is no longer a workable choice for this laptop. The laptop itself is in the process of succumbing to the ravages of time and use too, Therefore it will be retired on approximately the same schedule as F9.
Thanks for giving a whack at it.
I won't close this, however, as there is at least one other affected party in the bug.
Thanks again, guys.
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