A simple Processing program crashes X when effects are on

Bug #632815 reported by Avi Schwartz on 2010-09-08
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
fglrx-installer (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: compiz

A simple one line Processing sketch crashes X Windows if the Visual Effects are set to Normal or Extra. No crashing occurs when the Visual Effects are set to None.

$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS
Release: 10.04

$ apt-cache policy compiz
  Installed: 1:0.8.4-0ubuntu15
  Candidate: 1:0.8.4-0ubuntu15
  Version table:
 *** 1:0.8.4-0ubuntu15 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

$ apt-cache policy xorg
  Installed: 1:7.5+5ubuntu1
  Candidate: 1:7.5+5ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 1:7.5+5ubuntu1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

X driver: ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: compiz 1:0.8.4-0ubuntu15
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-24.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-24-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,ccp,move,resize,place,decoration,dbus,mousepoll,gnomecompat,png,svg,imgjpeg,text,commands,neg,wall,snap,animation,scale,scaleaddon,expo,staticswitcher,regex,resizeinfo,workarounds,ezoom,vpswitch,fade,session]
Date: Tue Sep 7 19:33:10 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429)
MachineType: Dell Inc. Studio XPS 1645
PackageArchitecture: all
PciDisplay: 02:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Device [1002:68c0]
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-24-generic root=UUID=209f3785-0a65-4d26-be72-843d5478b7ec ro quiet splash
 PATH=(custom, user)
 xserver-xorg 1:7.5+5ubuntu1
 libgl1-mesa-glx 7.7.1-1ubuntu3
 libdrm2 2.4.18-1ubuntu3
 xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.9.1-3ubuntu5
 xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.13.0-1ubuntu5
SourcePackage: compiz
dmi.bios.date: 05/11/2010
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.bios.version: A09
dmi.board.name: 0VV228
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.board.version: A09
dmi.chassis.type: 8
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.chassis.version: A09
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA09:bd05/11/2010:svnDellInc.:pnStudioXPS1645:pvrA09:rvnDellInc.:rn0VV228:rvrA09:cvnDellInc.:ct8:cvrA09:
dmi.product.name: Studio XPS 1645
dmi.product.version: A09
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.
glxinfo: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
system: distro = Ubuntu, architecture = i686, kernel = 2.6.32-24-generic

Avi Schwartz (le-avion) wrote :
Avi Schwartz (le-avion) wrote :

When exporting the application Processing creates a shell script and couple of jars so the application can be run independently of the Processing IDE. Attached is an archive of the application and JARs.

Travis Watkins (amaranth) wrote :

The X server crashing has to be a driver issue or an X server issue, an X client cannot (ideally) crash the server.

affects: compiz (Ubuntu) → fglrx-installer (Ubuntu)
David D Lowe (flimm) on 2010-09-15
Changed in fglrx-installer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
aefaradien (sen-aefaradien) wrote :

I am also seeing this issue. The mouse still moves around, but the whole display ceases to redraw. Also just before this happens (when the app first stars) the screen flickers for a few seconds in a really nasty strobe-like way.

This crash can be recovered from by switching to a different virtual tty (ctrl+alt+f1) and killing the offending process.

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