Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 497623
KMS:RV250:Mobility FireGL 9000 the display gets corrupted after a while
Last modified: 2010-06-28 08:12:05 EDT
Created attachment 341297 [details]
Example screenshot of the problem
Description of problem:
I have a Compaq Presario X1000 with a 64MB ATI mobility 9000. When modesetting is enabled on the fully updated F11 beta machine and using it for a while the screen, window, widget contents get garbled.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I'm runnning: kernel-184.108.40.206-85.fc11.i586
ATI driver version is: xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.12.2-4.fc11.i586
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Don't disable modesetting
2. Boot up machine
3. Use it for a while
Screen doesn't go corrupted
When disabling modesetting the problem doesn't happen, but then the rdesktop I have to use to access win machined is painfully slow on screen updates.
Created attachment 341298 [details]
Anything X related automatically falls out of my territory.
It looks like the behaviour may be linked to Firefox. I don't know if it's a known issue or not.
I've been using the machine for hours now and everything was fine until I opened a link from an e-mail(launched Firefox). Then the whole screen went corrupted as shown in the previous attachment.
Looks like upgrading to kernel 2.6.29-2-129 solved the problem. I've been using the machine all day and no garbage so far...
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
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Since this bugzilla report was filed, there have been several major updates in various components of the Xorg system, which may have resolved this issue. Users who have experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade their system to the latest version of their packages. For packages from updates-testing repository you can use command
yum upgrade --enablerepo='*-updates-testing'
Alternatively, you can also try to test whether this bug is reproducible with the upcoming Fedora 12 distribution by downloading LiveMedia of F12 Beta available at http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes/ . By using that you get all the latest packages without need to install anything on your computer. For more information on using LiveMedia take a look at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraLiveCD .
Please, if you experience this problem on the up-to-date system, let us now in the comment for this bug, or whether the upgraded system works for you.
If you won't be able to reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.
[This is a bulk message for all open Fedora Rawhide Xorg-related bugs. I'm adding myself to the CC list for each bug, so I'll see any comments you make after this and do my best to make sure every issue gets proper attention.]
With the later 2.6.29 and 2.6.30 series of kernels the problem seems to be gone. I think this ticket can be closed.
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