Screensaver flashes the screen with fglrx 8.02

Bug #198702 reported by Tor Harald Thorland on 2008-03-05
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When the screensaver shall activate the "blank" screensaver... the screen flickers in all different colors and looks like the old CRT monitors when they were dieing and said "goodbye"
I thought the first time that this was the end of my laptop...

Dell Inspiron 9300 Laptop with radeon fglrx driver
Gnome screensaver version 2.21.6-0ubuntu3
Ubuntu Hardy alpha 5 with all updated as of today.

Saivann Carignan (oxmosys) wrote :

Confirmed here too with the same computer,

Hardy alpha 6
VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc M22 [Mobility Radeon X300] [1002:5460]
Happens with both compiz or metacity
Does not happen with the opensource ATI driver, only fglrx

It would be interesting to know if this bug happens with all ATI cards with fglrx or just the mobility radeon X300.

Saivann Carignan (oxmosys) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24 -

linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24 ( hardy; urgency=low

  * fglrx 8-3 (LP: #199304)
    - On workstation hardware 3D applications will no longer be corrupted
    if the screen width is not an integer multiple of 64 pixels, for
    example with a 1680x1050 wide screen display. Further details can be
    found in topic number 737-31720
    - Display flicker is no longer be noticed when the gnome screen-saver
    starts (LP: #198702)
    - Several image brightness and gamma-correction issues were
    resolved. Setting the gamma correction using xgamma, fglrx_xgamma,
    xorg.conf and in OpenGL games will all work as expected now.
    - Diagonal tearing will no longer be noticed when playing a video file
    using a video player that utilizes the XVideo extension
    - Video playback will no longer look blocky when playing a video file
    using a video player that utilizes the XVideo extension

 -- Timo Aaltonen <email address hidden> Tue, 11 Mar 2008 17:23:04 +0200

Changed in linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Saivann Carignan (oxmosys) wrote :

I confirm, it is now fixed, thanks!

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