Bug 624581 - Row of White Boxes when using Mutter and Radeon Driver
Summary: Row of White Boxes when using Mutter and Radeon Driver
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-ati   
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Version: 13
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
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Assignee: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-08-17 05:08 UTC by Eli
Modified: 2011-06-28 14:33 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2011-06-28 14:33:19 UTC
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Screenshot (1013.21 KB, image/png)
2010-08-17 05:09 UTC, Eli
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Xorg Log (108.76 KB, application/octet-stream)
2010-08-17 22:12 UTC, Eli
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Description Eli 2010-08-17 05:08:56 UTC
Description of problem:
There are rows of white boxes that appear along the top of some applications.  Which application they appear on is inconsistent; one time it might be Empathy, another it might be along the top of mutter, but they stay in place for the lifespan of that application.  
I am not sure if this is an issue with the radeon driver or the mutter window manager.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
xorg-x11-drv-radeonhd: 1.3.0
mutter: 2.29.1

How reproducible:
It happens pretty consistently.  Usually 1-2 applications will exhibit this behaviour.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Use the radeon driver
2.  Use mutter
3.  Login and open some applications
Actual results:
Some applications may open with a row of white boxes along the top.

Expected results:
No boxes.

Additional info:
A screenshot showing the boxes along the top of mutter is attached.

Comment 1 Eli 2010-08-17 05:09:58 UTC
Created attachment 439056 [details]

Comment 2 Hans Ulrich Niedermann 2010-08-17 21:58:36 UTC
You have filed this against the xorg-x11-drv-radeonhd package, but write "Steps to Reproduce: 1. Use the radeon driver".

Only one of the two can be correct.

  xorg-x11-drv-ati contains the "radeon" driver which is used by default

  xorg-x11-drv-radeonhd contains the "radeonhd" driver
    The "radeonhd" driver is only ever used when you have explicitly enabled it by creating a /etc/X11/xorg.conf file.

Please check what driver you are really running, and if you are running "radeonhd" after all, please try the default "radeon" as well. "radeonhd" is being phased out, so I want to check there are no regressions by moving to "radeon".

Also, attaching /var/log/Xorg.0.log is helpful with most Xorg driver bugs as these logs can show a lot of important information on the system which suffers from the bug. Xorg.0.log also contains information on the driver used, BTW.

Comment 3 Eli 2010-08-17 22:12:41 UTC
Created attachment 439229 [details]
Xorg Log

Comment 4 Eli 2010-08-17 22:14:11 UTC
I selected the wrong package; I meant xorg-x11-drv-ati.
I didn't find anything noteworthy in the log, but perhaps I overlooked something; it's attached to the bug report now.

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