fglrx doesn't play nice with gnome3

Bug #870569 reported by Redmar
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
fglrx-installer (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I'm using oneiric, fully up to date.

The biggest problem with the driver is while using gnome3, the image often stutters and the top bar isn't drawn properly but ends up all blue, see the attached screenshot.

Furthermore, the screen is all scrambled while booting and shutting down, instead of showing the splash screen. This is not a huge problem of course, but more a symptom of a problem with the graphics card or driver

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: fglrx 2:8.881-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx

ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu2
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,compiztoolbox,decor,mousepoll,imgpng,regex,wall,resize,move,place,vpswitch,snap,session,grid,gnomecompat,animation,expo,unitymtgrabhandles,workarounds,ezoom,fade,scale,unityshell]
CompositorRunning: None
Date: Sat Oct 8 10:57:56 2011
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: oneiric
DistroVariant: ubuntu
DkmsStatus: fglrx, 8.881, 3.0.0-12-generic, i686: installed
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
 ATI Technologies Inc RV730XT [Radeon HD 4670] [1002:9490] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: XFX Pine Group Inc. Device [1682:2931]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Beta i386 (20110901)
 xorg:fglrx_updates - ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver (post-release updates) (Proprietary, Disabled, Not in use)
 xorg:fglrx - ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver (Proprietary, Enabled, Not in use)
MachineType: Acer Aspire M5500
 PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic root=UUID=c3966ea2-ff82-488b-9efc-091a02cf2492 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: fglrx-installer
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 06/18/2007
dmi.bios.vendor: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
dmi.bios.version: R01-B0
dmi.board.name: FG965M
dmi.board.vendor: Acer
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: Acer
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnPhoenixTechnologies,LTD:bvrR01-B0:bd06/18/2007:svnAcer:pnAspireM5500:pvrR01-B0:rvnAcer:rnFG965M:rvr:cvnAcer:ct3:cvr:
dmi.product.name: Aspire M5500
dmi.product.version: R01-B0
dmi.sys.vendor: Acer
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.6+bzr20110929-0ubuntu3
version.fglrx-installer: fglrx-installer N/A
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.26-1ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 7.11-0ubuntu3
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 7.11-0ubuntu3
version.xserver-xorg: xserver-xorg 1:7.6+7ubuntu7
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.6.0-1ubuntu13
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.99~git20110811.g93fc084-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.15.901-1ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20110411+8378443-1

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Redmar (redmar) wrote :
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in fglrx-installer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

Hey redmar,

Hi, thanks for reporting this issue during the development period of

I notice there's not been further comments to the bug report since the
release came out, would you mind updating us on the status of it in the

Are you still able to reproduce the issue? If not, do you think the bug
report can be closed, or do you think we should continue tracking it?

Changed in fglrx-installer (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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Redmar (redmar) wrote :

The problem is still present as of today, with latest upgrades applied.

xorg 1:7.6+7ubuntu7
fglrx 2:8.881-0ubunt

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Matthew Harrison (mpharrison) wrote :

I still have the problem, too. And I was up to date yesterday.

The Fedora 15 & 16 live CD's do not have this problem for me on the same hardware., if that helps.
(Dell Inspiron w/ ATI radeon graphics)
An integration issue?

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Matthew Harrison (mpharrison) wrote :

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v

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Matthew Harrison (mpharrison) wrote :

Ah... Looks like it [I]is[/I] the ATI drivers...

I tried the Additional drivers, and was activating the ATI proprietary FGLRX driver (post-release updates) when I changed my mind, and I had to re-boot to stop it.

It came back looking fine, and when I looked, neither of the ATI FGLRX drivers were activated.

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