Black video minimizing Totem window

Bug #451974 reported by Luca Ferretti on 2009-10-15
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
compiz (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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fglrx-installer (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: compiz

Playing a video in Totem (for example the one in Example folder) and minimizing its window, when restored the video is "full black". No more images.

This occurs:
  * for every video file, whatever its format/encoding is
  * only with compiz running (i.e. don't happen when using metacity)

PS note I'm using the Ati proprietary drivers

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,move,resize,place,decoration,animation,ccp,dbus,mousepoll,gnomecompat,png,svg,imgjpeg,text,commands,neg,video,wall,snap,scale,scaleaddon,expo,staticswitcher,regex,resizeinfo,workarounds,ezoom,vpswitch,extrawm,fade,session]
Date: Thu Oct 15 10:27:54 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
MachineType: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD MS-7576
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Package: compiz 1:0.8.3+git20091005-0ubuntu5
PackageArchitecture: all
PciDisplay: 01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon HD 3300 Graphics [1002:9614]
ProcCmdLine: root=/dev/sda6 ro quiet splash
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=it_IT.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.46-generic
RelatedPackageVersions:
 xserver-xorg 1:7.4+3ubuntu5
 libgl1-mesa-glx 7.6.0-1ubuntu4
 libdrm2 2.4.14-1ubuntu1
 xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.9.0-1ubuntu2
 xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.12.99+git20090929.7968e1fb-0ubuntu1
SourcePackage: compiz
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic i686
dmi.bios.date: 03/19/2009
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: V1.1
dmi.board.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.board.name: 790GX-G65 (MS-7576)
dmi.board.vendor: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD
dmi.board.version: 1.0
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD
dmi.chassis.version: 1.0
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvrV1.1:bd03/19/2009:svnMICRO-STARINTERNATIONALCO.,LTD:pnMS-7576:pvr1.0:rvnMICRO-STARINTERNATIONALCO.,LTD:rn790GX-G65(MS-7576):rvr1.0:cvnMICRO-STARINTERNATIONALCO.,LTD:ct3:cvr1.0:
dmi.product.name: MS-7576
dmi.product.version: 1.0
dmi.sys.vendor: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD
system: distro = Ubuntu, architecture = i686, kernel = 2.6.31-14-generic
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Architecture: amd64
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
DkmsStatus:
 fglrx, 8.723.1, 2.6.32-22-generic, x86_64: installed
 virtualbox-ose, 3.1.6, 2.6.32-22-generic, x86_64: installed
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100429)
MachineType: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD MS-7576
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Package: fglrx-installer (not installed)
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-22-generic root=UUID=c46c1e79-71b9-44e3-8893-ae5b4f3f1be8 ro quiet splash
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=it_IT.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-22.33-generic 2.6.32.11+drm33.2
Tags: lucid lucid
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-22-generic x86_64
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare
dmi.bios.date: 12/17/2009
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: V4.0
dmi.board.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.board.name: 790GX-G65 (MS-7576)
dmi.board.vendor: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD
dmi.board.version: 1.0
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD
dmi.chassis.version: 1.0
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvrV4.0:bd12/17/2009:svnMICRO-STARINTERNATIONALCO.,LTD:pnMS-7576:pvr1.0:rvnMICRO-STARINTERNATIONALCO.,LTD:rn790GX-G65(MS-7576):rvr1.0:cvnMICRO-STARINTERNATIONALCO.,LTD:ct3:cvr1.0:
dmi.product.name: MS-7576
dmi.product.version: 1.0
dmi.sys.vendor: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD
system:
 distro: Ubuntu
 codename: lucid
 architecture: x86_64
 kernel: 2.6.32-22-generic

Luca Ferretti (elle.uca) wrote :
malev (marcosvanetta) wrote :

Luca,
Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Have you updated your ubuntu distro? Please check to update and check if the bug persists.
Regards
malev

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Luca Ferretti (elle.uca) wrote :

Yes, it still persists with 9.10 updated yesterday to latest available.

An additional (maybe unuseful) note: the no-video occurs on AVi files on first minimizing action (i.e. minimize -> restore -> black video), instead on second action with OGV files (i.e. minimize -> restore -> video -> minimize -> restore -> black video).

malev (marcosvanetta) wrote :

Luca,
Sorry to bother you again. Can you tell me if the problem persist with other video player. Like VLC or Mplayer, or anyone that you like. Because this will indicate us if the problem is from the codecs or the video player (with compiz ofcourse).
Again, thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better.
malev

Luca Ferretti (elle.uca) wrote :

Fine, here are some results. It seems the issue is related to XVideo extension and Compiz.

Window Manager Compiz

  - Totem[1] (using "ximagesink") -> no issue
  - Totem (using "xvimagesink" or "autovideosink") -> issue
  - Totem (using "xvimagesink device=0"[2]) -> issue
  - VLC (XV output in prefs) -> issue
  - VLC (X11 output in prefs) -> no issue
  - VLC (ascii art output) -> no issue
  - mplayer -vo gl|gl2|x11 -> no issue
  - mplayer -vo xv -> issue (BTW it's the default one when no -vo is provided)

Window Manager Metacity

  All applications work fine with any video output.

I could perfom more tests using free Ati driver, but I can't enable Compiz with them, so I suppose it's not useful.

[1] and/or the test provided by gstreamer-properties
[2] see attached screenshot

malev (marcosvanetta) wrote :

Hi, It's me again. I have some bad news.
I've asked about you're bug at the bugsquad and the ubuntu-x channel. They tell me that the problem might be the ATI's driver. The exacly words were "fglrx is buggy with respect to having compositing and xvideo at the same time".
So I recomend you try again the free X drivers.
Regards
malev

Travis Watkins (amaranth) wrote :

Thanks for the update/information guys. this is indeed going to be something wrong inside the fglrx driver so I'm closing the compiz task.

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2010-02-26
tags: added: karmic
Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

[This is an automatic notification.]

Hi Luca,

This bug was reported against an earlier version of Ubuntu, can you
test if it still occurs on Lucid?

Please note we also provide technical support for older versions of
Ubuntu, but not in the bug tracker. Instead, to raise the issue through
normal support channels, please see:

    http://www.ubuntu.com/support

If you are the original reporter and can still reproduce the issue on
Lucid, please run the following command to refresh the report:

  apport-collect 451974

If you are not the original reporter, please file a new bug report, so
we can work with you as the original reporter instead (you can reference
bug 451974 in your report if you think it may be related):

  ubuntu-bug xorg

If by chance you can no longer reproduce the issue on Lucid or if you
feel it is no longer relevant, please mark the bug report 'Fix Released'
or 'Invalid' as appropriate, at the following URL:

  https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/451974

Changed in fglrx-installer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
tags: added: needs-retested-on-lucid-by-june
Luca Ferretti (elle.uca) wrote :

Hi Bryce,

I'm currently using free drivers in Ubuntu 10.04, now my video card is supported for 3d too.

Of course I'll check if this issue is still valid, I was just waiting for a fix to bug #566437

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description: updated

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Luca Ferretti (elle.uca) wrote :

Tested on Ubuntu 10.04. The bug is still here, the behavior is still as described in comment #5

phamti (tinmanemail-reg) wrote :

I can confirm this on my system too. Removing compiz seems to solve the problem running the latest and most up to date Ubuntu 10.04.

It might be the exact same bug as this one https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gst-plugins-base0.10/+bug/358347

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for fglrx-installer (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in fglrx-installer (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
Luca Ferretti (elle.uca) wrote :

Still valid...

Changed in fglrx-installer (Ubuntu):
status: Expired → New
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