visual corruption of all screen after upgrading to 2.6.38.4.18

Bug #722689 reported by Luis Silva on 2011-02-21
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Linux
Fix Released
High
linux (Ubuntu)
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Canonical Kernel Team

Bug Description

Binary package hint: linux-image-2.6.38-4-generic

After upgrading to linux-image-2.6.38-4-generic in natty, the screen is filled with static.

> lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu natty (development branch)
Release: 11.04

> apt-cache policy linux-image-generic
linux-image-generic:
  Installed: 2.6.38.4.18
  Candidate: 2.6.38.4.18
  Version table:
 *** 2.6.38.4.18 0
        500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
---
AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.23.
Architecture: i386
ArecordDevices:
 **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
 card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC272X Analog [ALC272X Analog]
   Subdevices: 1/1
   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
AudioDevicesInUse:
 USER PID ACCESS COMMAND
 /dev/snd/controlC0: lacsilva 1511 F.... pulseaudio
CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
Card0.Amixer.info:
 Card hw:0 'Intel'/'HDA Intel at 0xf0600000 irq 43'
   Mixer name : 'Realtek ALC272X'
   Components : 'HDA:10ec0272,1025033e,00100001 HDA:11c11040,11c10001,00100200'
   Controls : 28
   Simple ctrls : 16
Card1.Amixer.info:
 Card hw:1 'Generic'/'HD-Audio Generic at 0xcfedc000 irq 44'
   Mixer name : 'ATI R6xx HDMI'
   Components : 'HDA:1002aa01,00aa0100,00100200'
   Controls : 4
   Simple ctrls : 1
Card1.Amixer.values:
 Simple mixer control 'IEC958',0
   Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined penum
   Playback channels: Mono
   Mono: Playback [on]
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=cd871376-0405-4aa9-a824-6643baad5594
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Alpha i386 (20110202)
Lsusb:
 Bus 002 Device 003: ID 04f2:b044 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd Acer CrystalEye Webcam
 Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
 Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
 Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
MachineType: Acer Aspire 5740
Package: linux (not installed)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-2.6.38-1-generic root=UUID=23c35a2c-f8ab-4981-b91c-54103ca002b9 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-1.28-generic 2.6.38-rc2
Regression: Yes
RelatedPackageVersions:
 linux-restricted-modules-2.6.38-1-generic N/A
 linux-backports-modules-2.6.38-1-generic N/A
 linux-firmware 1.47
Reproducible: Yes
RfKill:
 0: phy0: Wireless LAN
  Soft blocked: no
  Hard blocked: no
Tags: natty kernel-power suspend resume regression-proposed needs-upstream-testing
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-1-generic i686
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare
dmi.bios.date: 11/26/2009
dmi.bios.vendor: Phoenix Technologies LTD
dmi.bios.version: V1.09
dmi.board.name: Aspire 5740
dmi.board.vendor: Acer
dmi.board.version: Rev
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Acer
dmi.chassis.version: Rev
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnPhoenixTechnologiesLTD:bvrV1.09:bd11/26/2009:svnAcer:pnAspire5740:pvrRev:rvnAcer:rnAspire5740:rvrRev:cvnAcer:ct10:cvrRev:
dmi.product.name: Aspire 5740
dmi.product.version: Rev
dmi.sys.vendor: Acer

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Luis Silva (lacsilva) wrote :

May be relevant:
I am using an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 graphics card.
The static starts only when plymouth starts and never stops afterwards.

Herton R. Krzesinski (herton) wrote :

linux-image-2.6.38-4-generic is the 2.6.38-rc5 kernel. This problem probably was fixed post -rc5, I guess as there was a similar problem reported upstream, I cherry-picked the possible fix and uploaded a test kernel.

Please download and test the kernel from http://people.canonical.com/~herton/lp722689/ and report back here if it fixes the problem.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
assignee: nobody → Herton R. Krzesinski (herton)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in linux:
importance: Unknown → High
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Jean-Louis Dupond (dupondje) wrote :

@herton: your kernel fixes the issue.

Luis Silva (lacsilva) wrote :

It works!

Herton R. Krzesinski (herton) wrote :

Nice, thanks for testing.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
assignee: Herton R. Krzesinski (herton) → Canonical Kernel Team (canonical-kernel-team)
status: Confirmed → Triaged
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package linux - 2.6.38-5.32

---------------
linux (2.6.38-5.32) natty; urgency=low

  [ Andy Whitcroft ]

  * rebase to mainline 6f576d57f1fa0d6026b495d8746d56d949989161
  * [Config] updateconfigs following rebase to v2.6.38-rc6
  * [Config] enable CONFIG_DMAR
    - LP: #552311

  [ Upstream Kernel Changes ]

  * drm/i915: skip FDI & PCH enabling for DP_A
    - LP: #561802, #600453, #681877

  [ Major Kernel Changes ]

  * rebase from v2.6.38-rc5 to v2.6.38-rc6
    - LP: #718402
    - LP: #719524
    - LP: #721126
    - LP: #719691
    - LP: #722689
    - LP: #722310
 -- Andy Whitcroft <email address hidden> Tue, 22 Feb 2011 13:28:39 +0000

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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