Bug 848099 - Artefacts that started with kernel 3.5
Summary: Artefacts that started with kernel 3.5
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-intel
Version: 17
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adam Jackson
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-08-14 15:21 UTC by Jiri Eischmann
Modified: 2013-07-31 17:50 UTC (History)
16 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2013-07-31 17:50:02 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)
X session errors log (22.72 KB, text/plain)
2012-08-14 15:21 UTC, Jiri Eischmann
no flags Details
Output of lsmod (2.96 KB, text/plain)
2012-08-14 15:22 UTC, Jiri Eischmann
no flags Details
Screenshot of missing item in the list (116.88 KB, image/png)
2012-08-14 15:22 UTC, Jiri Eischmann
no flags Details
X.org log (52.36 KB, text/plain)
2012-08-14 15:23 UTC, Jiri Eischmann
no flags Details
Artefacts in Evolution on kernel 3.5.3 (116.43 KB, image/png)
2012-09-06 13:32 UTC, Jiri Eischmann
no flags Details

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Bugzilla 851280 0 unspecified CLOSED Text stops drawing in fedora 17 gnome with Intel graphics 2021-02-22 00:41:40 UTC
Red Hat Bugzilla 852210 0 unspecified CLOSED [Arrandale] Text disappearing in Firefox and Terminal 2021-02-22 00:41:40 UTC

Internal Links: 851280 852210

Description Jiri Eischmann 2012-08-14 15:21:28 UTC
Created attachment 604330 [details]
X session errors log

Description of problem:
After a few hours of working, I experience aftefacts in GUI. I've only experienced them in GTK apps, but it's maybe just because I use GNOME 3 and mainly GTK apps.
Items in lists (IRC, list of folders in Nautilus,...) disappear either after refreshing or after hovering a cursor over them. Borders of some buttons don't render or some icons are covered by artefacts.
I'm reporting this to kernel because it started after upgrading to kernel 3.5 and is not fixed with 3.5.1. I don't experience it when I boot to kernel 3.4.x.  

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel 3.5.1

Restarting GNOME Shell helps... for a while.

How reproducible:
Not really reproducible, it just starts after a few hours of a session.

Actual results:

Expected results:
Without artefacts

Additional info:

I'm using Lenovo Thinkpad X201 with i915.
I'm attaching a screenshot of it, output of lsmod, xorg.log, and xsession-errors.

Comment 1 Jiri Eischmann 2012-08-14 15:22:03 UTC
Created attachment 604331 [details]
Output of lsmod

Comment 2 Jiri Eischmann 2012-08-14 15:22:58 UTC
Created attachment 604332 [details]
Screenshot of missing item in the list

Missing items are red-cycled.

Comment 3 Jiri Eischmann 2012-08-14 15:23:38 UTC
Created attachment 604333 [details]
X.org log

Comment 4 Claudio Saavedra 2012-08-20 07:35:53 UTC
I can confirm this happening.

Comment 5 Miroslav Mamrak 2012-08-21 10:36:28 UTC
Thanks for reporting us the issue.
Also maybe this and those: 836308 843985 problems are somehow connected. 

Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team

Comment 6 Jiri Eischmann 2012-08-21 14:53:00 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
> Thanks for reporting us the issue.
> Also maybe this and those: 836308 843985 problems are somehow connected. 

I don't know if the problems reported in 836308 and 843985 are the same. What happens to me is more about disappearing GUI items in GTK than about artefacts even though they sometime appear, too. And there are not horizontal lines.
In my case, it always starts after a long time, at least 5 hours after logging in. 

But they're all i915 cards, so there must be some regressions in the driver. And it didn't get better with 3.5.2, I can confirm that.

Comment 7 Kamil Páral 2012-09-03 21:31:04 UTC
I see the same issues as in this bug and in bug 851280 (possible duplicate). I have this card:

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a42] (rev 07) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])

I saw artifacts in eog when working with photos, widgets in UI (icons, texts) were flashing, sometimes fully black, sometimes fully white. This happened cca 1 hour after cold boot.

I upgraded to
and rebooted. After cca 5 minutes I saw the same artifacts in Firefox when working with photos in Google+. Web UI widgets were flashing again.

Comment 8 Jiri Eischmann 2012-09-06 13:30:01 UTC
This problem persists on the kernel 3.5.3. No such problems on 3.4.x for several weeks.

Comment 9 Jiri Eischmann 2012-09-06 13:32:31 UTC
Created attachment 610336 [details]
Artefacts in Evolution on kernel 3.5.3

Comment 10 Jiri Eischmann 2012-09-16 19:48:49 UTC
This problem occurs on my personal laptop, too. The same behavior - afterfacts after >5 hours of running.
The following cards are affected in my case:
Intel HD Graphics 3000
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD

Comment 11 Claudio Saavedra 2012-09-21 18:12:32 UTC
Probably related Ubuntu bug attributes similar problems to Mesa: 

Comment 12 Kamil Páral 2012-10-20 15:58:49 UTC
I just saw this again with

Comment 13 Jiri Eischmann 2012-10-22 10:18:01 UTC
I can confirm it on 3.6.1 in Fedora 17, too. It occurs even more often than with 3.5.

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