Bug 470681 - xrandr causing screen flickering on 915GM laptop
xrandr causing screen flickering on 915GM laptop
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-i810 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
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Reported: 2008-11-08 15:21 EST by Austin Foxley
Modified: 2009-09-05 13:51 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-09-05 13:51:48 EDT
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2008-11-08 15:23 EST, Austin Foxley
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Description Austin Foxley 2008-11-08 15:21:04 EST
Description of problem:
I'm seeing reproducible screen flickering on my rawhide laptop with a 915GM intel chip. It happens when gdm starts, when I start any wine app, and when I run 'xrandr' from the terminal.

From lspci:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 04)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 04)

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How reproducible:
Easiest way to see it is to just run xrandr.
Actual results:
Screen flickering. Seems to cause the background picture to break up and jump all around the screen. It doesn't go black, just does strange things to the image currently displaying.

Expected results:
No wacky flickering.

Let me know if anything else is needed. 

Oh, on a slightly offtopic question, I was wondering if I am supposed to be seeing pretty kernel modesetting on this hardware. ( Right now I'm just seeing the text mode plymouth startup )

Comment 1 Austin Foxley 2008-11-08 15:23:11 EST
Created attachment 322968 [details]
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Comment 2 Matěj Cepl 2008-11-08 19:14:04 EST
Chmm, in the very end of the log is this line:

(EE) intel(0): underrun on pipe B!

Might be interesting.

And no, there is no kernel modesetting for intel chips, yet. As soon as it is available, it will be provided for Fedora 10 as update. Should happen soon.
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 00:03:58 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

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Comment 4 dima 2008-12-23 14:30:21 EST
I have the same.
Comment 5 Austin Foxley 2009-09-05 13:51:48 EDT
This is fixed for me in Fedora 11.

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