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Bug 527120 - xorg-x11-server-Xorg shows graphical problems - after starting X [NEEDINFO]
Summary: xorg-x11-server-Xorg shows graphical problems - after starting X
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11
Version: 11
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-10-04 17:15 UTC by Patrick Grieshaber
Modified: 2018-04-11 13:00 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2010-06-28 14:54:57 UTC
Type: ---
sysspoof: fedora_requires_release_note?
mcepl: needinfo? (sysspoof)

Attachments (Terms of Use)
xorg log (from a working xorg.config!) (72.23 KB, text/plain)
2009-10-04 17:15 UTC, Patrick Grieshaber
no flags Details
An example of the graphical problem (Screenshot). (711.94 KB, image/png)
2009-10-05 07:11 UTC, Patrick Grieshaber
no flags Details

Description Patrick Grieshaber 2009-10-04 17:15:08 UTC
Created attachment 363603 [details]
xorg log (from a working xorg.config!)

Description of problem:
After starting the Xorg server, the whole gui interface shows a lot of 3mm long lines in green (and sometimes orange). It is def a graphical fault. The little lines are everywhere - on the gnome menu, wallpaper, other windows (I mean the lines didn't only appear on gtk/qt windows or so...)

The problem is, that xorg did not crash so there is no log file which helps the devs. I've appended Xorg.0.log (but with a working xorg!).

The problem appeared after an update (yum update). Here's the list of the last yum updates (unfortunately I wasn't able to find the buggy package):
Oct 01 23:29:11 Updated: ibus-libs-
Oct 01 23:29:12 Updated: nash-6.0.87-4.fc11.x86_64
Oct 01 23:29:12 Updated: libpst-libs-0.6.44-1.fc11.x86_64
Oct 01 23:29:14 Updated: gnutls-2.6.6-3.fc11.x86_64
Oct 01 23:29:14 Updated: nautilus-extensions-2.26.4-2.fc11.x86_64
Oct 01 23:29:15 Updated: live555-0-0.24.2009.07.28.fc11.x86_64
Oct 01 23:29:16 Updated: newt-0.52.10-4.fc11.x86_64
Oct 01 23:29:17 Updated: file-libs-5.03-3.fc11.x86_64
Oct 01 23:29:17 Updated: grubby-6.0.87-4.fc11.x86_64
Oct 01 23:29:18 Installed: kasumi-2.4-2.fc11.x86_64
Oct 01 23:29:18 Updated: ksysguardd-4.3.1-9.fc11.x86_64
Oct 01 23:29:19 Installed: libass-0.9.7-1.fc11.x86_64
Oct 01 23:29:27 Updated: vlc-core-1.0.2-1.fc11.x86_64
Oct 01 23:29:28 Installed: python-enchant-1.3.1-4.fc11.x86_64
Oct 01 23:29:29 Installed: python-simplejson-2.0.9-2.fc11.x86_64
Oct 01 23:29:47 Updated: vlc-1.0.2-1.fc11.x86_64
Oct 01 23:29:47 Updated: file-5.03-3.fc11.x86_64
Oct 01 23:29:47 Updated: newt-python-0.52.10-4.fc11.x86_64
Oct 01 23:30:02 Updated: nautilus-2.26.4-2.fc11.x86_64
Oct 01 23:30:02 Updated: libpst-0.6.44-1.fc11.x86_64
Oct 01 23:30:04 Updated: smolt-1.4-2.fc11.noarch
Oct 01 23:30:05 Updated: mkinitrd-6.0.87-4.fc11.x86_64
Oct 01 23:30:17 Updated: selinux-policy-3.6.12-83.fc11.noarch
Oct 01 23:30:18 Updated: kernel-firmware-
Oct 01 23:31:13 Updated: selinux-policy-targeted-3.6.12-83.fc11.noarch
Oct 01 23:31:14 Updated: smolt-firstboot-1.4-2.fc11.noarch
Oct 01 23:31:36 Updated: tzdata-2009m-2.fc11.noarch
Oct 01 23:31:44 Updated: tzdata-java-2009m-2.fc11.noarch
Oct 01 23:31:48 Updated: yum-3.2.24-2.fc11.noarch
Oct 01 23:31:50 Updated: gnutls-2.6.6-3.fc11.i586
Oct 01 23:33:54 Installed: kernel-
Oct 01 23:34:55 Updated: ibus-
Oct 01 23:34:57 Updated: phonon-4.3.1-6.fc11.1.x86_64
Oct 01 23:34:59 Updated: phonon-backend-xine-4.3.1-6.fc11.1.x86_64
Oct 01 23:35:00 Updated: ibus-gtk-
Oct 01 23:35:02 Updated: ibus-anthy-
Oct 01 23:35:04 Updated: ibus-m17n-
Oct 01 23:35:27 Updated: ibus-chewing-
Oct 01 23:35:29 Updated: ibus-hangul-
Oct 01 23:35:30 Updated: ibus-rawcode-
Oct 01 23:36:30 Updated: ibus-pinyin-
Oct 01 23:36:33 Updated: kdebase-workspace-libs-4.3.1-9.fc11.x86_64
Oct 01 23:36:58 Updated: kdebase-workspace-4.3.1-9.fc11.x86_64
Oct 01 23:37:03 Updated: kdm-4.3.1-9.fc11.x86_64
Oct 01 23:41:03 Installed: gnome-do-
Oct 02 19:25:14 Installed: gsoap-2.7.13-1.fc11.x86_64
Oct 02 19:25:14 Installed: telepathy-filesystem-0.0.1-3.fc11.noarch
Oct 02 19:25:15 Installed: telepathy-haze-0.3.1-1.fc11.x86_64
Oct 02 19:25:15 Installed: telepathy-gabble-0.7.26-3.fc11.x86_64
Oct 02 19:25:16 Installed: telepathy-salut-0.3.9-1.fc11.x86_64
Oct 02 19:25:34 Installed: empathy-2.26.2-1.fc11.x86_64
Oct 02 19:25:48 Installed: kmod-VirtualBox-OSE-
Oct 02 19:25:48 Installed: kmod-VirtualBox-OSE-3.0.6-1.fc11.1.x86_64
Oct 02 19:25:51 Installed: VirtualBox-OSE-3.0.6-1.fc11.x86_64
Oct 02 22:34:26 Erased: kmod-VirtualBox-OSE
Oct 02 22:34:26 Erased: kmod-VirtualBox-OSE-
Oct 02 22:34:40 Erased: VirtualBox-OSE
Oct 02 22:35:41 Installed: VirtualBox-3.0.6_52128_fedora11-1.x86_64
Oct 02 22:38:58 Installed: kernel-devel-
Oct 03 08:35:28 Installed: 1:xmldb-api-0.1-0.3.20011111cvs.1.3.fc11.x86_64
Oct 03 08:35:29 Installed: jakarta-commons-codec-1.3-10.4.fc11.x86_64
Oct 03 08:35:30 Installed: 1:xmldb-api-sdk-0.1-0.3.20011111cvs.1.3.fc11.x86_64
Oct 03 08:35:31 Installed: log4j-1.2.14-5.3.fc11.x86_64
Oct 03 08:35:32 Installed: 1:hsqldb-
Oct 03 08:35:34 Installed: antlr-2.7.7-5.fc11.x86_64
Oct 03 08:35:35 Installed: jakarta-commons-lang-2.3-3.3.fc11.x86_64
Oct 03 08:35:35 Installed: relaxngDatatype-1.0-4.2.fc11.noarch
Oct 03 08:35:35 Installed: 1:msv-xsdlib-1.2-0.2.20050722.3.4.fc10.x86_64
Oct 03 08:35:36 Installed: ws-jaxme-0.5.1-3.4.fc11.noarch
Oct 03 08:35:37 Installed: jgoodies-forms-1.2.0-2.fc11.noarch
Oct 03 08:35:39 Installed: freemind-0.8.1-1.noarch

I followed this guide: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F11_bugs#Miscellaneous_problems_with_ATI_.2F_AMD_graphics_adapters

nomodeset: Didn't work
Option "AccelMethod" "XAA": didn't work
Option "AccelDFS" "off": didn't work
Option "DRI" "off": worked! (the xorg.0.log file is from the xorg.conf with this option!)

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

X.Org X Server (1.6.4 RC 1)
Release Date: 2009-8-25
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.18-164.el5 x86_64 
Current Operating System: Linux titan.ng-lab.org #1 SMP Fri Sep 25 04:43:32 EDT 2009 x86_64
Kernel command line: ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_titan-lv_root vga=0x346
Build Date: 09 September 2009  11:26:05AM
Build ID: xorg-x11-server 1.6.4-0.1.fc11 
	Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
	to make sure that you have the latest version.

How reproducible:
Not sure - I recognized the bug after a "yum update"...

Steps to Reproduce:
1. -
2. -
3. -
Actual results:
I was able to "solve" the problem with the workaround:
1/ create Xorg.conf
2/ Add Option "DRI" "off" to device section.

Expected results:
No 3mm lines (in green or orange) over the whole display.

Additional info: -

Comment 1 A. Mani 2009-10-05 01:37:05 UTC
TRY with

Section "Module"
        Load  "glx"
        Load  "dbe"
        Load  "v4l"

Section "ServerFlags"
        Option      "AIGLX" "on"
#       Option      "AutoAddDevices" "off"

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Videocard0"
        Driver      "radeon"    
        Option      "SubPixelOrder" "NONE"
        Option      "AccelDFS" "on"       
        Option      "EnablePageFlip" "on" 
        Option      "DRI" "on"            
       #Option      "DDCMode" "off"       
       #Option      "NoDDC" "on"          
        Option      "ColorTiling" "on"    
        Option      "AGPMode" "8"         
        Option      "BusType" "PCIE"      
        Option      "DisplayPriority" "HIGH"
        Option      "AccelMethod" "EXA"     

Section "DRI"
        Group        0
        Mode         0666

Section "Extensions"
        Option      "Composite" "Enable"

Comment 2 Patrick Grieshaber 2009-10-05 07:11:38 UTC
Created attachment 363640 [details]
An example of the graphical problem (Screenshot).

Comment 3 Patrick Grieshaber 2009-10-05 07:13:44 UTC
With your configuration the same bug appears again (I've added a screenshot so that you see what I mean).

Comment 4 Matěj Cepl 2009-11-05 18:38:37 UTC
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.]

Comment 5 Matěj Cepl 2010-02-26 12:19:11 UTC
Could you please reply to the previous question? If you won't reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.

[Note please, that this is machine generated comment for large amount of bugs; due to some technical issues, it is possible we've missed some of the responses -- it is happens, please, just a make a comment about that; that we will see. Thank you]

Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2010-04-28 10:41:48 UTC
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Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
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Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 14:54:57 UTC
Fedora 11 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-06-25. Fedora 11 is 
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