Bug 444977 - White screen on restart of Xorg with compiz activate
Summary: White screen on restart of Xorg with compiz activate
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-i810
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adam Jackson
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 443447 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-05-02 15:04 UTC by Matěj Cepl
Modified: 2018-04-11 12:56 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-07-14 17:39:05 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
/var/log/Xorg.0.log (138.83 KB, text/plain)
2008-05-02 15:04 UTC, Matěj Cepl
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Description Matěj Cepl 2008-05-02 15:04:04 UTC
Description of problem:
When having compiz on for some time (hour or so) I get completely white screen.
Restarting Xorg nor even rebooting of the computer helped. I had to blindly run
desktop-effects and switch off compiz.

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

How reproducible:
Happened once and then happend even after restart of Xorg, and then happened
again after reboot

Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2008-05-02 15:04:04 UTC
Created attachment 304390 [details]

Comment 2 Matěj Cepl 2008-05-02 15:05:52 UTC
Bugs which may be related are bug 443447 and bug 239332.

Comment 3 Matěj Cepl 2008-05-02 15:07:51 UTC
The attachment in comment 1 contains a register dump and looks suspiciously.

Comment 4 Matěj Cepl 2008-05-07 09:47:31 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 239332 ***

Comment 5 Matěj Cepl 2008-05-12 21:28:45 UTC
*** Bug 443447 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 6 Matěj Cepl 2008-05-12 21:30:49 UTC
This was too eager de-duplication -- bug 239332 is about multi-head, where this
and bug 443447 are single-head.

Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 10:31:12 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 8 Jacob Masaki 2008-05-15 23:00:49 UTC
I have the same problem using the "intel" driver instead of the "i810"
driver(that is what the line in xorg.conf says.)  

Compiz 0.7.2 turns everything white.  

However, installing the compiz from Fedora 8 (where compiz worked) fixes the

So, something which changed between 0.6.2 and 0.7.2 which breaks compiz on the
Intel GMA 965.  

I have had similar problems with newer versions of WINE (that is, the old
version works, but a newer one does not).  

This leads me to suspect that the problem is not with compiz, but is with the
version of the intel driver (or with mesa) which ships with Fedora.  

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mesa/+bug/120834 There is mention of a
bug in mesa here that was fixed upstream, and this appears to be a bug with the
same root problem.  

For now, though, downgrading to the Fedora 8 compiz *is* a viable workaround.  

Comment 9 Scott Williams 2009-03-11 03:52:14 UTC
I'm seeing the same problem on a radeon 7500.  Worked fine in Fedora 9.  It appears that DRI is broke for it in Fedora 10.  I can add Virtual 1024 768 and it will work.

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Comment 11 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 17:39:05 UTC
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