Bug 499834 - Strange redraw issues
Strange redraw issues
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-ati (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dave Airlie
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-05-08 10:00 EDT by David Howells
Modified: 2009-12-18 04:24 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 04:24:30 EST
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Redraw failure of either emacs or xchat, which are overlaying each other (12.14 KB, image/png)
2009-05-08 10:00 EDT, David Howells
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Redraw failure of xchat (background image leaked through) (35.73 KB, image/png)
2009-05-08 10:01 EDT, David Howells
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Kernel log (46.05 KB, text/plain)
2009-05-08 10:02 EDT, David Howells
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X configuration (997 bytes, text/plain)
2009-05-08 10:03 EDT, David Howells
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X server log (121.15 KB, text/plain)
2009-05-08 10:04 EDT, David Howells
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Description David Howells 2009-05-08 10:00:05 EDT
Created attachment 343085 [details]
Redraw failure of either emacs or xchat, which are overlaying each other

Description of problem:

When the KDE taskbar at the bottom of the screen pops up a transient window (tooltip?) giving more information on whatever the mouse is over, sometimes another piece of the screen gets redrawn, usually incorrectly.  What I usually see is a tooltip-shaped piece of screen getting redrawn from the background image.  It's as if the server has a record of an old tooltip that it decides needs erasing.

This happens with both the 'nv' and the 'nouveau' drivers, but doesn't seem to happen with NVidia's own driver.

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


How reproducible:

It happens fairly regularly, but I'm not sure of a consistent way of causing it to happen.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Move the mouse on to the KDE task bar, then off and on again.  This may need repeating a few times.
Actual results:

When the mouse is moved onto the task bar, a tooltip will pop up with extra information.  Sometimes the moment this happens, another area of the screen is corrupted by some sort of apparent partial redraw.

Expected results:

The rest of the screen shouldn't be altered.

Additional info:

I'm also seeing bug 478532 occasionally in konqueror and once in emacs which may be related.
Comment 1 David Howells 2009-05-08 10:01:09 EDT
Created attachment 343086 [details]
Redraw failure of xchat (background image leaked through)
Comment 2 David Howells 2009-05-08 10:02:20 EDT
Created attachment 343088 [details]
Kernel log
Comment 3 David Howells 2009-05-08 10:03:06 EDT
Created attachment 343089 [details]
X configuration
Comment 4 David Howells 2009-05-08 10:04:06 EDT
Created attachment 343090 [details]
X server log
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