Bug 675021 - [RV200] all windows black if more than one window on GNOME3 Desktop
[RV200] all windows black if more than one window on GNOME3 Desktop
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-ati (Show other bugs)
Unspecified Unspecified
unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: Jérôme Glisse
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: F15GNOMEfail
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Reported: 2011-02-03 17:35 EST by John Reiser
Modified: 2018-04-11 11:21 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2015-02-17 08:36:24 EST
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/var/log/Xorg.0.log (65.19 KB, text/plain)
2011-02-04 10:10 EST, John Reiser
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/var/log/messages (140.34 KB, text/plain)
2011-02-04 10:11 EST, John Reiser
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output from dmesg (123.56 KB, text/plain)
2011-02-04 10:12 EST, John Reiser
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Description John Reiser 2011-02-03 17:35:05 EST
Description of problem: Under the GNOME3 TestDay http://adamwill.fedorapeople.org/gnome3_test_day_20110203/gnome3_test_20110203_i686.iso, one window works fine.  But if there are two or more windows, then each window displays as all-black, which is not usable.  Sometimes clicking in the top-of-screen title bar will restore one window, but it is random and often reverts to black.

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

How reproducible: every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot gnome3_test_20110203_i686.iso
2. invoke Firefox and Terminal
Actual results: both windows are completely black

Expected results: both windows display contents

Additional info: smolt  afcacf5a-f5b9-41e1-b9a5-d463b8d0061a
(4098:20823:5963:29025) pci, radeon, VIDEO, Radeon RV200 QW [Radeon 7500 LE]
pci 1002:5157
Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2011-02-04 03:16:02 EST
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 add drm.debug=0x04 to the kernel command line, restart computer, and attach

* your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf, if available),
* X server log file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log)
* output of the dmesg command, and
* system log (/var/log/messages)

to the bug report as individual uncompressed file attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link above.

We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.

Thanks in advance.
Comment 2 John Reiser 2011-02-04 10:10:56 EST
Created attachment 477038 [details]
Comment 3 John Reiser 2011-02-04 10:11:22 EST
Created attachment 477039 [details]
Comment 4 John Reiser 2011-02-04 10:12:00 EST
Created attachment 477040 [details]
output from dmesg
Comment 5 John Reiser 2011-02-04 10:18:11 EST
There is no /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

"Single window is OK" yes, but the status bar at the top of the whole screen isn't right.  Sometimes the text "Activities" is black-on-black, but clicking there gets the "Windows -- Apps" display.  Sometimes the left edge of the 'A' has leading white tails (2 to 4 pixels) on every other scan line.  Sometimes that text is drawn in 2x2 or 4x4 blocks as if low-res JPEG.  The translucent tool tips can be rather dim at times.
Comment 6 Dave Airlie 2011-03-12 02:28:40 EST
I don't think we'll be supporting gnome-shell on r100 gpus, the gnome-shell guys should get to writing the fallback code eventually.
Comment 7 John Reiser 2011-04-10 18:23:52 EDT
Blocks F15GNOMEfail because of text distortion in global menu bar (Comment #5).
Comment 8 Fedora End Of Life 2013-04-03 11:16:34 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 19 development cycle.
Changing version to '19'.

(As we did not run this process for some time, it could affect also pre-Fedora 19 development
cycle bugs. We are very sorry. It will help us with cleanup during Fedora 19 End Of Life. Thank you.)

More information and reason for this action is here:
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