Set higher priority of glxinfo's result then Xorg's log for "Details" -> "Overview" -> "Graphics" info in control center.

Bug #1417034 reported by Tim Chen on 2015-02-02
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Tim Chen
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Bug Description

Trusty (and Utopic) SRU Request:

[Impact]

 * Set higher priority of glxinfo's result then Xorg's log for "Details" -> "Overview" -> "Graphics" info in Unity Control Center.

[Test Case]

 * System with glxinfo installed (in mesa-utils) will show glxinfo's result first for "Details" -> "Overview" -> "Graphics" info in Unity Control Center.

 * System without glxinfo will still parse Xorg's log for "Details" -> "Overview" -> "Graphics" info in Unity Control Center.

[Regression Potential]

 * Should be minimal, the info showed in glxinfo is more accurate.

[Original Bug Info]

In some of OEM's AMD platforms,

open "System setting"->"Details"->"Graphics" from control center,

find the Graphics Driver show VESA: XXXXXX strings ,

not as accurate as what glxinfo -l | grep "OpenGL renderer string" shows.

The "VESA:XXXX" string displayed in "System Settings-->Details->Graphics" was because
unity-control-center will find the driver information via:

(1) parse /var/log/Xorg.0.log and find "VESA VBE OEM Product:" String

(2) if (1) is not found, parse the result of "glxinfo -l" and find "OpenGL renderer string", and use this info as the string being shown.

There're some of AMD's fglrx driver will show "VESA VBE OEM Product: XXXXX" string in /var/log/Xorg.0.log,

I've asked AMD and their reply is that the VESA BIOS message is traced by VBEInit (libvbe.so) , which is out of fglrx’s control.

Curently this "VESA:XXXXX" string instead of the more accurate string from glxinfo was being shown in the panel.

I think Use glxinfo's information (when available) first is more accurate.

Private bugs were filed at:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1369859
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1415303

A merge proposal is submitted at https://code.launchpad.net/~timchen119/unity-control-center/unity-control-center.lp1417034/+merge/248220

Related branches

Tim Chen (timchen119) on 2015-02-02
Changed in oem-priority:
importance: Undecided → High
Tim Chen (timchen119) on 2015-02-02
description: updated
description: updated
Changed in unity-control-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Tim Chen (timchen119)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity-control-center - 15.04.0+15.04.20150203.2-0ubuntu1

---------------
unity-control-center (15.04.0+15.04.20150203.2-0ubuntu1) vivid; urgency=medium

  [ Sebastien Bacher ]
  * shell: don't use deprecated properties, avoid runtime warnings

  [ Jian-Ding Chen (timchen119) ]
  * Set higher priority of glxinfo's result then Xorg's log for
    "Details" -> "Overview" -> "Graphics" info in control center. (LP:
    #1417034) (LP: #1417034)

  [ Dan Winship ]
  * network: update for nma-wifi-dialog renaming
 -- Ubuntu daily release <email address hidden> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 12:26:36 +0000

Changed in unity-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Tim Chen (timchen119) on 2015-02-04
description: updated
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

sponsored to trusty as well, sorry for the delay

Changed in unity-control-center (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → High

Hello Tim, or anyone else affected,

Accepted unity-control-center into trusty-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity-control-center/14.04.3+14.04.20140922-0ubuntu1.1 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Changed in unity-control-center (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Tim Chen (timchen119) wrote :

I've verified trusty unity-control-center14.04.3+14.04.20140922-0ubuntu1.1 from trusty-proposed archive, verification-done.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity-control-center - 14.04.3+14.04.20140922-0ubuntu1.1

---------------
unity-control-center (14.04.3+14.04.20140922-0ubuntu1.1) trusty; urgency=medium

  [ Jian-Ding Chen (timchen119) ]
  * Set higher priority of glxinfo's result then Xorg's log for
    "Details" -> "Overview" -> "Graphics" info in control center.
    (LP: #1417034)

 -- Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:23:16 +0200

Changed in unity-control-center (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for unity-control-center has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

Ara Pulido (ara) on 2015-08-13
Changed in oem-priority:
status: New → Fix Released
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