Please unblacklist intel chips in compiz for testing

Bug #385398 reported by Bryce Harrington on 2009-06-09
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
compiz (Ubuntu)
Michael Vogt
Michael Vogt

Bug Description

Binary package hint: compiz

Three -intel video chips are currently blacklisted in compiz:

T="$T 8086:2a02 " # Intel GM965
T="$T 8086:3577 8086:2562 " # Intel 830MG, 845G (LP: #259385)

  Installed: 1:0.8.2-0ubuntu12
  Candidate: 1:0.8.2-0ubuntu12
  Version table:
 *** 1:0.8.2-0ubuntu12 0
        500 karmic/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

We have now incorporated the 2.7.99.x -intel driver into Karmic, which contains numerous fixes including resolving the 965 issue and a large number of 8xx problems; in particular the freeze issues from bug 259385 are said to be fixed.

I would like to see the chips be tested, without the blacklist in place, so we can validate that it is fixed for everyone, and to make it easier to test additional fixes from upstream.

Please comment out the two -intel blacklist lines in compiz.

Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2009-06-09
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu Karmic):
assignee: nobody → Michael Vogt (mvo)
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu Karmic):
status: New → Triaged
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package compiz - 1:0.8.2-0ubuntu15

compiz (1:0.8.2-0ubuntu15) karmic; urgency=low

  * debian/compiz-manager:
    - Whitelist radeonhd video driver (LP: #399577)
    - Unblacklist intel video cards (LP: #385398)
  * debian/
    - Update apport hooks to add more information
  * debian/patches/028_compiz_manager_blacklist:
  * debian/patches/029_compiz_manager_decoration.patch:
  * debian/patches/029_compiz_manager_nvidia_settings.patch:
  * debian/patches/030_compiz_manager_multi_display:
  * debian/patches/031_compiz_manager_extra_blacklist_support:
  * debian/patches/032_compiz_manager_add_gnomecompat:
  * debian/patches/033_compiz_manager_xdg_dirs:
  * debian/patches/034_compiz_manager_log:
  * debian/patches/042-compiz-manager-default-plugin:
  * debian/patches/044_compiz-manager_do_not_modify_special_ENV_environment_variable.patch:
  * debian/patches/046_compiz_manager_second_screen.patch:
    - Patches that applied to debian/compiz-manager now applied directly to this file
  * debian/patches/010-disable-child-window-clipping.patch:
  * debian/patches/013-add-cursor-theme-support.patch:
  * debian/patches/014-fix-gtk-window-decorator-no-argb-crash.patch:
  * debian/patches/049-damage-report-non-empty.patch:
  * debian/patches/099-autogen.patch:
    - Refreshed

 -- Robert Ancell <email address hidden> Mon, 20 Jul 2009 11:35:32 +1000

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu Karmic):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Saivann Carignan (oxmosys) wrote :

This update has been made on a erroneous information, bug #259385 is not fixed and has been confirmed recently to still hard freeze on login with current intel driver on karmic (see status in the bug report). Therefore whitelisting the card in compiz will result in making ubuntu impossible to use for these computers unless compiz si removed from console before X starts. I kept this bug report up to date has I have some computers that have this graphic card here so I highly recommend to reverse that change.

I can't say if Intel GM965 still need to be blacklisted..

useResa (rdrijsen) wrote :

I am running Karmic and have the following release of compiz installed (partial listing of aptitude show compiz):
Package: compiz
State: installed
Automatically installed: no
Version: 1:0.8.2-0ubuntu16
Priority: optional
Section: x11

I do have one of the blacklisted intel chips, ID 8086:2562 (result of lspci | grep -i vga):
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 01)

Removing the indicate ID manually from the blacklist and enabling compiz will result in a freeze that can only be resolved with a reboot by using the power button.

So the freeze is still an issue but nevertheless ... I really would like this resolved and have the possibility to use compiz again reinstated

Any updates to this issue?

Allen Bethea (allen-bethea) wrote :

Surrender hope all ye who enter this thread. I don't think any updates are coming. It is the end of the line for older intel graphics hardware. My setup is Intel 82845G. There is still a freeze in Karmic, even if Compiz is removed.

The silence tells me, "If you want to run the latest gnu/linux from now on, upgrade your hardware or use older distributions".

Saivann Carignan (oxmosys) wrote :

The silence only means that launchpad is not a discussion or a thread, but a tool to work on bugs, therefore please don't comment here unless you have relevant technical informations to provide. Bug 259385 has high priority, is Triaged, and upstream recognized the bug and changed the status to "in progress". If upstream developer would stop to work on that issue, they would not declare that there is work in progress. However, while there is some work done on this, it is right that we can't expect this card to have as much attention as a recent card. At the moment, it is true that the situation is very unfortunate and not common. As some potential solutions, you can probably find workaround if you search in forums, or you can use a older distribution, or plug another graphic card in your computer until the wonderful day where the driver will finally support your card again.

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu Karmic):
status: Fix Released → Fix Committed
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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