awkward color display on video

Bug #1016279 reported by jb on 2012-06-21
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

There is screen corruption (though non-invasive), when playing flash video playback (latest using flash with ubuntu's canonical repo).. I don't think it's a flash issue because I get very limitted E-did scanning in the X log and because of what's in ~/.xsession-errors (attached is my x log)

(When video is played back on youtube for eg, people's skin color appear blue
-- not all of them, for eg, on these two are problematic and didnt have to look far from youtube's front page

-- I know flash is being used (and not html5), because I can do rt-click and get the flash context menu (flash edition trivia-
--Using gnome-classic (no effects) (sorry I'm not using unity and didnt try with unity, I'll report if it works fine under unity)


cat .xsession-errors
(gnome-settings-daemon:2215): color-plugin-WARNING **: failed to get edid: unable to get EDID for output

(gnome-settings-daemon:2215): color-plugin-WARNING **: unable to get EDID for xrandr-default: unable to get EDID for output

(gnome-settings-daemon:2215): color-plugin-WARNING **: failed to reset xrandr-default gamma tables: gamma size is zero
** Message: applet now removed from the notification area
** Message: using fallback from indicator to GtkStatusIcon
** Message: moving back from GtkStatusIcon to indicator

dpkg -l|grep -i nvidia
ii nvidia-common 1:0.2.44 Find obsolete NVIDIA drivers
ii nvidia-current 295.40-0ubuntu1 NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
ii nvidia-settings 295.33-0ubuntu1 Tool of configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver

Edid information is very limitted in this log..

[ 24.153] (--) NVIDIA(0): DPI set to (95, 96); computed from "UseEdidDpi" X config

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: xorg 1:7.6+12ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-23.36-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-23-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
.proc.driver.nvidia.gpus.0: Error: [Errno 21] Is a directory: '/proc/driver/nvidia/gpus/0'
.proc.driver.nvidia.registry: Binary: ""
 NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module 295.40 Thu Apr 5 21:37:00 PDT 2012
 GCC version: gcc version 4.6.3 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.6.3-1ubuntu5)

ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu5
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,composite,opengl,gnomecompat,session,imgpng,regex,mousepoll,compiztoolbox,move,workarounds,resize,ezoom]
CompositorRunning: None
Date: Thu Jun 21 18:17:54 2012
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: precise
DistroVariant: ubuntu
DkmsStatus: nvidia-current, 295.40, 3.2.0-23-generic, x86_64: installed
ExtraDebuggingInterest: Yes, if not too technical
 NVIDIA Corporation G92 [GeForce 9800 GT] [10de:0614] (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: BFG Tech Device [19f1:0e79]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
 xorg:nvidia_current - NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (Proprietary, Enabled, In use)
 xorg:nvidia_current_updates - NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (post-release updates) (Proprietary, Disabled, Not in use)
MachineType: Acer Aspire M1201
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-23-generic root=UUID=2ac3b095-7f4b-4528-b396-77240faac9fe ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: xorg
Symptom: display
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) 11/26/2008
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: R03-B1C1
dmi.board.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M. RS740DVF
dmi.board.vendor: Acer
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: Acer
dmi.chassis.version: 1.0
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvrR03-B1C1:bd11/26/2008:svnAcer:pnAspireM1201:pvr:rvnAcer:rnRS740DVF:rvr:cvnAcer:ct3:cvr1.0: Aspire M1201
dmi.sys.vendor: Acer
version.compiz: compiz 1:
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs N/A
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.32-1ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 8.0.2-0ubuntu3
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 8.0.2-0ubuntu3
version.nvidia-graphics-drivers: nvidia-graphics-drivers N/A
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.11.4-0ubuntu10
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.7.0-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.99~git20111219.aacbd629-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.17.0-1ubuntu4
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20111201+b5534a1-1build2

jb (jagginess) wrote :
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2012-06-27
affects: xorg (Ubuntu) → nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu)
Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
bj mccormick (bjmccormick) wrote :

This is happening for me as well, though I thought it was due to the new nvidia driver 319.23 in the xorg-edgers repo. Turning off hardware accel in the flash settings brings it back to normal. I'm using gnome-shell and ubuntu 13.04.

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