Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 446615
Screen flicker with ATI X800 and GNOME desktop
Last modified: 2008-09-09 16:52:05 EDT
Description of problem:
After upgrading to current "rawhide", screen flicker occurs whenever
some GNOME application is launched but not in the case of plain X
applications. The issue appears to be due to repeated probing (xrandr?)
as corresponding sections in Xorg.0.log indicate which are appended
continuously as the flicker occurs.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in to GNOME.
2. Launch gnome-terminal, gedit, etc.
Screen flickers when application window appears.
- I'm not aware of this happening before upgrading to post-F9 "rawhide".
- Launching xterm, etc. does not trigger this behaviour.
- After merely logging in to GNOME, it takes about 20 seconds during
which the screen keeps flickering until the GNOME desktop eventually
appears. In $HOME/.xsession-errors, the following warnign appears:
** (nautilus:5003): WARNING **: Unable to add monitor: Not supported
haven't been updated because otherwise nautilus won't come up at all
or cannot be updated because of broken dependencies respectively.
Created attachment 305479 [details]
xorg.conf created by anaconda plus 1400x1050 mode selection
Created attachment 305480 [details]
Xorg.0.log for xorg.conf attached above
Created attachment 305488 [details]
Xorg.0.log w/o xorg.conf
Running w/o xorg.conf doesn't make a difference.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 438734 ***
After reverting the system to a fully updated F9, the issue is gone. At
login, the screen flickers a couple of times. After that, everything
behaves as expected. Driver is still xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.8.0-14.fc9.x86_64.
Reopening since bug 438734 is an F9 bug whereas the present one is a post-F9 bug.
Same issue with intel_drv from RawHide (updated today)
Seems to have been resolved for me with todays rawhide.