Bug 584671 - breaks down the text in an inactive window
Summary: breaks down the text in an inactive window
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-nouveau
Version: 13
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ben Skeggs
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-04-22 06:41 UTC by Sergey Raspopov
Modified: 2012-08-01 12:21 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2011-06-27 15:47:45 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
screenshot bug (159.32 KB, image/png)
2010-04-22 06:43 UTC, Sergey Raspopov
no flags Details
Blurry Thunderbird font (18.59 KB, image/png)
2012-08-01 12:21 UTC, Peter Mihaly Avramucz
no flags Details
Correct Thunderbird font (19.71 KB, image/png)
2012-08-01 12:21 UTC, Peter Mihaly Avramucz
no flags Details

Description Sergey Raspopov 2010-04-22 06:41:41 UTC
If the window with the text in the background, partially hidden by another window, and if the inactive window scroll up or down, you can see the distortion of the text. Screenshot in attached. Video Geforce 7600 GT. Driver nouveau.

Comment 1 Sergey Raspopov 2010-04-22 06:43:28 UTC
Created attachment 408253 [details]
screenshot bug

Comment 2 Ben Skeggs 2010-04-22 22:41:22 UTC
I wonder if this may be related to 543201?

Comment 3 Sergey Raspopov 2010-04-23 07:25:29 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> I wonder if this may be related to 543201?    

Not sure. I have seen not only with firefox

Comment 4 Ben Skeggs 2010-04-27 00:00:25 UTC
Ok, are you able to create an xorg.conf file like:

Section "ServerLayout"
  Identifier "vesa-layout"
  Screen "vesa-screen"

Section "Screen"
  Identifier "vesa-screen"
  Device "vesa-device"

Section "Device"
  Identifier "vesa-device"
  Driver "vesa"

And then reboot with "nomodeset" added to your kernel options and see if you can reproduce this issue with the vesa driver.  To switch back to nouveau, simply remove "nomodeset" and delete your xorg.conf.

Thank you!

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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2011-06-27 15:47:45 UTC
Fedora 13 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2011-06-25. Fedora 13 is 
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Comment 7 Peter Mihaly Avramucz 2012-08-01 12:18:15 UTC
This is still a problem in Fedora 17 with Intel 945GM and Thunderbird.

Comment 8 Peter Mihaly Avramucz 2012-08-01 12:21:04 UTC
Created attachment 601729 [details]
Blurry Thunderbird font

This is how ThunderBird looks like after some time spent in inactive state.

Comment 9 Peter Mihaly Avramucz 2012-08-01 12:21:54 UTC
Created attachment 601730 [details]
Correct Thunderbird font

This is how ThunderBird looks like after I select it's window with mouse or Alt+Tab.

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