Graphical glitches on GM965 since 2.6.37-rc1

Bug #677770 reported by Brian Rogers on 2010-11-20
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Linux
Fix Released
Medium
linux (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

Since 2.6.37-rc1, I see graphical glitches on various UI widgets. This can show as any of the following:

- a black rectangle around the URL bar in Firefox
- slightly glitchy scrollbars in various programs (most noticeably Konsole)
- a lot of graphical corruption occasionally covers the document list and toolbar in Kate

None of these effects are always there. They come and go. Overall, KDE applications seem to be more affected, and the problem is only severe with Compiz running. Without Compiz, the glitches are rarer and less obvious. Stability seems unaffected by the glitches, and 3D works without problems or glitches.

This problem doesn't exist with 2.6.36.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: linux-image-2.6.37-5-generic 2.6.37-5.14
Regression: Yes
Reproducible: Yes
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.37-5.14-generic 2.6.37-rc2
Uname: Linux 2.6.37-5-generic x86_64
AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.23.
Architecture: amd64
AudioDevicesInUse:
 USER PID ACCESS COMMAND
 /dev/snd/controlC0: brian 1819 F.... pulseaudio
Card0.Amixer.info:
 Card hw:0 'Intel'/'HDA Intel at 0xf8400000 irq 43'
   Mixer name : 'Realtek ALC268'
   Components : 'HDA:10ec0268,14c00024,00100003 HDA:10573055,10573055,00100700'
   Controls : 15
   Simple ctrls : 10
Date: Fri Nov 19 23:51:10 2010
HibernationDevice: RESUME=LABEL=Swap
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Alpha amd64 (20100224.1)
MachineType: - N/A
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_US.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-2.6.37-5-generic root=/dev/sda2 ro rootfstype=btrfs rootflags=compress,noatime,subvol=system enable_mtrr_cleanup=1 i915.powersave=1 kgdb=kms,kdb crashkernel=384M-2G:64M,2G-:128M quiet splash
RelatedPackageVersions: linux-firmware 1.40
SourcePackage: linux
dmi.bios.date: 06/18/2008
dmi.bios.vendor: COMPAL
dmi.bios.version: 1.18
dmi.board.name: IFT01
dmi.board.vendor: -
dmi.board.version: IFT00
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: -
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: No Enclosure
dmi.chassis.version: N/A
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnCOMPAL:bvr1.18:bd06/18/2008:svn-:pnN/A:pvrN/A:rvn-:rnIFT01:rvrIFT00:cvnNoEnclosure:ct10:cvrN/A:
dmi.product.name: N/A
dmi.product.version: N/A
dmi.sys.vendor: -

Brian Rogers (brian-rogers) wrote :
Brian Rogers (brian-rogers) wrote :

Fixed as of -rc5.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in linux:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Changed in linux:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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