painting artifacts with qt4.5 on radeon chipset

Bug #350120 reported by Andreas Wenning
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qt4-x11 (Ubuntu)
Medium
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: xserver-xorg-video-ati

Regions of the screen that are not repainted or are simply filled with static. If those regions contain a widget (a button or a line edit, for example) moving the mouse over them triggers a correct repaint.

Changing to use XAA resolves the issue.

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Andreas Wenning (andreas-wenning) wrote : apport-collect data

Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
Package: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.12.1-0ubuntu1
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcEnviron:
 SHELL=/bin/bash
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_DK.UTF-8
 LANGUAGE=
ProcVersion: Linux version 2.6.28-11-generic (buildd@palmer) (gcc version 4.3.3 (Ubuntu 4.3.3-5ubuntu4) ) #37-Ubuntu SMP Mon Mar 23 16:40:23 UTC 2009
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-11-generic i686
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout kqemu lpadmin plugdev sambashare vde2-net

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Andreas Wenning (andreas-wenning) wrote : apport-collect data

Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
Package: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.12.1-0ubuntu1
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcEnviron:
 SHELL=/bin/bash
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_DK.UTF-8
 LANGUAGE=
ProcVersion: Linux version 2.6.28-11-generic (buildd@palmer) (gcc version 4.3.3 (Ubuntu 4.3.3-5ubuntu4) ) #38-Ubuntu SMP Fri Mar 27 09:00:52 UTC 2009
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-11-generic i686
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout kqemu lpadmin plugdev sambashare vde2-net

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Andreas Wenning (andreas-wenning) wrote :
Changed in xserver-xorg-video-ati:
assignee: nobody → bryceharrington
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
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Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

Thank you for attaching all these files.

Could you also include a digital photo or two of the screen showing the corruption?

Also, in speaking with Intel on bug 338669 they indicate that these problems are often a client application issue. What are your thoughts on this possibility? Do you see the issue only in specific apps or in general everywhere on the screen? Your photo could help in identifying this.

Changed in xserver-xorg-video-ati (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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Andreas Wenning (andreas-wenning) wrote :

Here is a number of screenshots of the painting artifacts.

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sasha1024 (sasha1024) wrote :

I am one of the reporters (I reported bug #337363), but I never expierenced any of the issues shown in the AndreasWenning's artifacts.tar.gz.
All issues I've seen, are related to widgets, and depend on the widget style chosen in system settings. I've attached screenshots in Widgets.zip.
(However, they disappear too when I chose XAA.)

Bryce Harrington (bryce)
Changed in xserver-xorg-video-ati (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
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Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

From the discussion about this (and bug 338669, which seems to be a dupe) at https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=187356 it sounds like this is a Qt bug, rather than a video driver issue.

affects: xserver-xorg-video-ati (Ubuntu) → at (Ubuntu)
affects: at (Ubuntu) → qt4-x11 (Ubuntu)
Bryce Harrington (bryce)
Changed in qt4-x11 (Ubuntu):
assignee: Bryce Harrington (bryceharrington) → nobody
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David Taylor (me-davidandrewtaylor) wrote :

Same deal here on my mobility radeon, XAA resolves the artifacts and also make it go much much faster. Correct me if I'm wrong but surely this is a problem with EXA if activationg XAA corrects all the problems.

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Michaël Perrin (sweedymick) wrote :

I confirm this issue on my Toshiba Satellite M40-331 laptop, with an ATI mobility radeon X600 SE graphic card.

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Martin Günther (launchpad-domain-the-phoenix) wrote :

Confirmed on a Dell Latitude D610 with a Mobility Radeon X300.

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Martin Günther (launchpad-domain-the-phoenix) wrote :

Oh, forgot to add: I'm using xfwm4 (XFCE's window manager), and switching off the composite effects in the window manager (without changing the xorg.conf) also resolves this problem for me.

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dotancohen (dotancohen) wrote :

I can confirm this using the FOSS drivers on a Dell Inspiron laptop with ATI Mobility Radeon x1400 video card.

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