Display crashes and flashes constantly

Bug #964765 reported by Yann on 2012-03-25
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Since the last update from friday the screen display is constantly flashing and makes sometimes windows disappear for a few seconds.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: unity 5.8.0-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-20.32-generic 3.2.12
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-20-generic i686

ApportVersion: 1.95-0ubuntu1
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,compiztoolbox,decor,snap,regex,animation,resize,gnomecompat,move,vpswitch,workarounds,imgpng,grid,mousepoll,place,expo,unitymtgrabhandles,session,wall,ezoom,fade,scale,unityshell]
CompositorRunning: compiz
Date: Sun Mar 25 22:22:28 2012
DistUpgraded: 2012-03-06 03:20:14,005 DEBUG enabling apt cron job
DistroCodename: precise
DistroVariant: ubuntu
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
MachineType: Hewlett-Packard Compaq Presario CQ61 Notebook PC
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-20-generic root=UUID=35b153aa-8c81-4ba1-9b0a-80a4770d8f15 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: unity
UdevDb: Error: [Errno 2] Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-03-06 (19 days ago)
dmi.bios.date: 10/13/2009
dmi.bios.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.bios.version: F.20
dmi.board.asset.tag: Base Board Asset Tag
dmi.board.name: 3069
dmi.board.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.board.version: 21.14
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.chassis.version: N/A
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnHewlett-Packard:bvrF.20:bd10/13/2009:svnHewlett-Packard:pnCompaqPresarioCQ61NotebookPC:pvrRev1:rvnHewlett-Packard:rn3069:rvr21.14:cvnHewlett-Packard:ct10:cvrN/A:
dmi.product.name: Compaq Presario CQ61 Notebook PC
dmi.product.version: Rev 1
dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
version.compiz: compiz 1:
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.32-1ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 8.0.2-0ubuntu2
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 8.0.2-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.11.4-0ubuntu7
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

Yann (yourfrenchman) wrote :
Simon Watson (simon-swat) wrote :

I believe this bug to be a duplicate of one I experienced. I have marked it as such - and hopefully some of the work arounds on there will resolve your problem.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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