Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 506031
problems with intel xorg on IBM X40
Last modified: 2010-06-28 09:01:40 EDT
Basically the XORG default intel driver does not work completely on the IBM X40. I understand that the X40 is not the newest equipment, however it still get used. With Fedora11 my device:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
gets severe visual artifact across the screen with the use of graphics like the GOOM visualisation on Movie Player and the Electricsheep screensaver. Otherwise everything seems to be fine. Traditionally my hardware has needed a sitback to the i810 driver, however when this is hardcoded in the xorg.conf on Fedora11, XORG fails to start up.
I have tried the suggestions in http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F11_bugs#Miscellaneous_problems_with_Intel_graphics_adapters
none of these suggestions work. The nomodeset kernel option makes the xorg server crash on startup/login. the sitbacks to the other two Acceleration modes provide no change in functionality that I can see, in particular, no change to the visual artifact problem.
Any help on this would be appreciated.
the visual artifact is a kind of checkerboard type pattern across the entire screen in approximate height of the visualisation (GOOM)
Thanks for the bug report. We have reviewed the information you have provided above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful in our diagnosis of this issue.
Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf, if available), /var/log/dmesg, and X server log file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
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I know I was supposed to send them individually, but this is all the files on it like which you requested in tar.gz. thanks for looking into this. appreciated.
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I have the same problem with my X40, when viewing an image with gthumb or eog. The display becomes corrupted across the screen, on all the height of the image.
I will attach my own dmesg and Xorg log files.
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*** Bug 508574 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
when desktop effects are on, there is no problem
I confirm that the display problems are solved when desktop effects are on. But the print screen function saves a corrupted image, with or without desktop effects.
how to fix (thnx forums):
run in terminal under root
Xorg -configure :1
- in a home directory appears xorg.conf.new
edit it to get something like this:
Identifier “Configured Video Device”
Option “Tiling” “false”
- and save it into /etc/X11/xorg.conf
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.
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