Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 848099
Artefacts that started with kernel 3.5
Last modified: 2013-07-31 13:50:14 EDT
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):
Restarting GNOME Shell helps... for a while.
Not really reproducible, it just starts after a few hours of a session.
I'm using Lenovo Thinkpad X201 with i915.
I'm attaching a screenshot of it, output of lsmod, xorg.log, and xsession-errors.
Created attachment 604331 [details]
Output of lsmod
Created attachment 604332 [details]
Screenshot of missing item in the list
Missing items are red-cycled.
Created attachment 604333 [details]
I can confirm this happening.
Thanks for reporting us the issue.
Also maybe this and those: 836308 843985 problems are somehow connected.
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(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.
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 : 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.
This problem persists on the kernel 3.5.3. No such problems on 3.4.x for several weeks.
Created attachment 610336 [details]
Artefacts in Evolution on kernel 3.5.3
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
Probably related Ubuntu bug attributes similar problems to Mesa:
I just saw this again with
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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