green artifact when clicking trash icon

Bug #426449 reported by nlmark on 2009-09-08
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nvidia-graphics-drivers-180 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Booted Karmic alpha5 live CD. Changed no settings whatsoever.

Clicking and releasing the mouse on the trash icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen results in a very brief green artifact displayed on my screen. It's a line, probably a pixel wide, both at the far left and far right of the screen. It happens every time I release my mouse when clicking the trash icon. The line differs in length and position every time I click. So far, I found it only to happen when clicking the trash icon; opening a window doesn't result in the artifact.

I attached a video, showing the lines just before the window is opened.

Might be hardware related:
Using NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 192 core model, card by MSI. Screen is a Samsung Syncmaster 245B+, DVI connection. Single monitor. Mobo's an ASUS P5Q-E. Proc's an Intel Q9550 quad-core.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Sep 8 19:19:53 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Alpha amd64 (20090902.1)
Package: metacity 1:2.27.0-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-9.29-generic
SourcePackage: metacity
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-9-generic x86_64

nlmark (nlmark) wrote :
arky (arky) on 2009-09-09
affects: ubuntu → xorg (Ubuntu)
lemmy (lemmyg) wrote :

I have the same green artifact in left corner when I clicking any icon of gnome panel. This artifact appear when desktop effects are disabled.

nvidia 185.18.36
GeForce 8600M GT

Karmic Alpha5 installed
Linux 2.6.31-10-generic #32-Ubuntu SMP Thu Sep 10 23:29:56 UTC 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2009-10-09
tags: added: karmic
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please execute the following command, as it will automatically gather debugging information, in a terminal:

apport-collect 426449

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Changed in xorg (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete

Architecture: amd64
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release Candidate amd64 (20091020.3)
MachineType: Dell Inc. Inspiron 1720
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: xorg 1:7.4+3ubuntu7
PackageArchitecture: amd64
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-14-generic root=UUID=e4abc9e7-d8f6-4864-939f-6b017549f734 ro quiet splash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
 xserver-xorg 1:7.4+3ubuntu7
 libgl1-mesa-glx 7.6.0-1ubuntu4
 libdrm2 2.4.14-1ubuntu1
 xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.9.0-1ubuntu2
 xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.12.99+git20090929.7968e1fb-0ubuntu1
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic x86_64
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare
 (gnome-settings-daemon:1750): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_propagate_error: assertion `src != NULL' failed
 (gnome-settings-daemon:1750): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_propagate_error: assertion `src != NULL' failed
 (nautilus:1847): Eel-CRITICAL **: eel_preferences_get_boolean: assertion `preferences_is_initialized ()' failed
 (polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:1866): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_once_init_leave: assertion `initialization_value != 0' failed 07/11/2008
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.bios.version: A09 0FP441
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.chassis.type: 8
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA09:bd07/11/2008:svnDellInc.:pnInspiron1720:pvr:rvnDellInc.:rn0FP441:rvr:cvnDellInc.:ct8:cvr: Inspiron 1720
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.
fglrx: Not loaded
 distro: Ubuntu
 architecture: x86_64kernel: 2.6.31-14-generic

lemmy (lemmyg) wrote : BootDmesg.txt
lemmy (lemmyg) wrote : Lspci.txt
lemmy (lemmyg) wrote : Lsusb.txt
lemmy (lemmyg) wrote : UdevDb.txt
lemmy (lemmyg) wrote : UdevLog.txt
lemmy (lemmyg) wrote : XorgConf.txt
lemmy (lemmyg) wrote : XorgLog.txt
lemmy (lemmyg) wrote : XorgLogOld.gz
lemmy (lemmyg) wrote : Xrandr.txt
lemmy (lemmyg) wrote : glxinfo.txt
lemmy (lemmyg) wrote : setxkbmap.txt
lemmy (lemmyg) wrote : xdpyinfo.txt
lemmy (lemmyg) wrote : xkbcomp.txt
Changed in xorg (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
tags: added: apport-collected
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2009-10-23
Changed in xorg (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2009-10-30
Changed in xorg (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → New
importance: Low → Undecided
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2009-10-30
Changed in xorg (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2009-10-31
affects: xorg (Ubuntu) → nvidia-graphics-drivers-180 (Ubuntu)
Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers-180 (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → New
tags: added: iso-testing
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