Display glitches and errors using Dapper RC

Bug #47059 reported by Vincent Esposito on 2006-05-28
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xserver-xorg-driver-ati (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I just installed Dapper RC using the Desktop CD. Everything went fine, and when I rebooted using my new system, I started to see some display glitches and errors randomly in some applications.

They consist in color changes on top of regular buttons, which then appear black or red. When I move a window on top of it, it then disappears.

Screenshots attached.

Here are the screenshots :

Kev (kvonb) wrote :

I get the same thing, this is my report:

Clean install of ubuntu-6.06-rc-desktop-i386.iso

 AMD XP2000 CPU, ECS K7S5A mainboard (onboard SIS SI7012 audio)
 512 megs DDR400 RAM
 80gig Seagate ST3800 IDE HDD
 3Com 3c905c Netcard
 ATI Radeon 9200SE AGP video (generic)
 DVDRAM GSA-4160B (DVD burner)
 Microsoft Wheelmouse Optical (PS/2)
 Standard 104 keyboard
 Sony Multiscan G500 display


 Applications -> Accessories -> Take Screenshot
  Buttons come up varying colours
 Applications -> Internet -> Terminal services client
  Buttons come up pale blue
 Applications -> Add/Remove
  Help & Advanced buttons come up pink

 System -> Administration -> Disks Manager
  Buttons come up pale green
 System -> Administration -> Login Window
  Buttons come up pale purple
 System -> Administration -> Networking
  Buttons come up pink,

 System -> Preferences -> Desktop Background
  Buttons come up black
 System -> Preferences -> Font
  Buttons come up purple
 System -> Preferences -> Menus & Toolbars
  Buttons come up red
 System -> Preferences -> Windows
  Buttons come up pink

All the above change to "normal" colour on mouse over but revert to "bad" colours on focus change IF the buttons are obscured by another window.

 Error: gnome-system-tools: subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 134, ubuntu-desktop dependency problems - leaving unconfigured

 Can we PLEASE include basic mpg and mp3 CODECS in the final release, OR a notification message on why they are not included and how to install them, ie advertise Automatix for this purpose? This will appease/impress the MS Windows "immigrants", and it really is a needed addition.

I can reproduce the display errors but I have a more erratic behavior than what you describe. And for me it doesn't happen on all the applications you listed.

I confirm that they change to "normal" colors on mouse over but revert to "bad" colors on focus change if the buttons are obscured by another window.

I uploaded more screenshots on the same link : http://calvinvinz.free.fr/ubuntu/

Here are my system specs : IBM Thinkpad T40p with
- Intel Pentium M 1.6GHz
- 768MB PC2100 RAM
- ATI Radeon FireGL 9000 64MB (using generic "ati" driver)

All of this happens on a fresh ubuntu RC installation.

Piotr Gawrysiak (pgawrysiak) wrote :

The Bug #46928 seems to describe similar behaviour. I have also this issue on Dell Lattitude D600 (ATI Radeon 9000) with released version of dapper.

Updating to the official Dapper release didn't solve the problem. Colored buttons are still appearing randomly on some applications.
I have marked this bug as "confirmed" as it seems different people with different system configurations are encountering this problem.

Onkar Shinde (onkarshinde) wrote :

Rejecting since it is a duplicate of bug #34435.

Changed in xserver-xorg-driver-ati:
status: Confirmed → Rejected
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