screen giberish

Bug #1307776 reported by John Przybytek
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Unable to get live desktop as per video .

WORKAROUND: I used the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset"

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: xorg 1:7.7+1ubuntu8
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-24.46-generic 3.13.9
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-24-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: i386
CasperVersion: 1.340
CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
Date: Tue Apr 15 01:30:49 2014
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: trusty
DistroVariant: ubuntu
ExtraDebuggingInterest: Yes, if not too technical
 Intel Corporation 82915G/GV/910GL Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2582] (rev 0e) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. P5GD1-VW Mainboard [1043:2582]
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. P5GD1-VW Mainboard [1043:2582]
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu-GNOME 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release i386 (20140415)
 Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0bda:8179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
 Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
MachineType: Prosys P5GD1-VM
 PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcKernelCmdLine: file=/cdrom/preseed/username.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash -- maybe-ubiquity
SourcePackage: xorg
Symptom: display
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) 07/07/2006
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: 1015.003 P5GD1-VM
dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
dmi.board.version: Rev 1.xx
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: Asset-1234567890
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: Chassis Manufacture
dmi.chassis.version: Chassis Version
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvr1015.003:bd07/07/2006:svnProsys:pnP5GD1-VM:pvr1.07:rvnASUSTeKComputerINC.:rnP5GD1-VM:rvrRev1.xx:cvnChassisManufacture:ct3:cvrChassisVersion: P5GD1-VM
dmi.product.version: 1.07
dmi.sys.vendor: Prosys
version.compiz: compiz N/A
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.52-1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 10.1.0-4ubuntu5
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 10.1.0-4ubuntu5
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.15.1-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.8.2-1ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:7.3.0-1ubuntu3
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.99.910-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.10-1ubuntu2
xserver.bootTime: Tue Apr 15 01:21:51 2014
xserver.configfile: default
 input Power Button KEYBOARD, id 6
 input Power Button KEYBOARD, id 7
 input AT Translated Set 2 keyboard KEYBOARD, id 8
 input PS2++ Logitech Wheel Mouse MOUSE, id 9

xserver.logfile: /var/log/Xorg.0.log
 product id 8454
 vendor SHP
xserver.version: 2:1.15.1-0ubuntu1

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John Przybytek (jprzybytek) wrote :
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Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
Changed in xorg (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
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Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :

The video to me looks like gdm never starts...

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John Przybytek (jprzybytek) wrote :

xnox, you may be onto something. I played with NOMODESET in grub na dwas able to get a desktop in both the live and installed version. Now what?

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John Przybytek (jprzybytek) wrote :

Found a workaround for this bug - not an elegant solution, but will get things going on both the live disk and the install . Mess with Grub!

I used the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset"

See this workaround at

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in xorg (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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John Przybytek (jprzybytek) wrote :

Same bug showing up on Ubuntu-gnome 14.10 alpha

Mathew Hodson (mhodson)
tags: added: ubuntu-gnome
removed: ubuntu
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John Przybytek (jprzybytek) wrote :

Added video of the bug's current incarnation on Ubuntu-Gnome 14.10

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penalvch (penalvch) wrote :

John Przybytek, could you please test the latest upstream kernel available from the very top line at the top of the page (the release names are irrelevant for testing, and please do not test the daily folder) following ? It will allow additional upstream developers to examine the issue.

If the test did not allow you to test to the issue (ex. you couldn't boot into the OS) please make a comment in your report about this, and continue to test the next most recent kernel version until you can test to the issue. Once you've tested the upstream kernel, please comment on which kernel version specifically you tested. If this bug is fixed in the mainline kernel, please add the following tags by clicking on the yellow circle with a black pencil icon, next to the word Tags, located at the bottom of the report description:

Where XY and Z are numbers corresponding to the kernel version.

If the mainline kernel does not fix this bug, please add the following tags:

Once testing of the upstream kernel is complete, please mark this bug's Status as Confirmed. Please let us know your results.

Thank you for your understanding.

no longer affects: gdm (Ubuntu)
tags: added: latest-bios-1015
affects: xorg (Ubuntu) → linux (Ubuntu)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: High → Low
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
description: updated
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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