Display corrupted after last ATI driver update

Bug #150361 reported by marcogoni on 2007-10-07
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
X.Org X server
Fix Released
High
xserver-xorg-video-ati (Ubuntu)
High
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: xserver-xorg-driver-ati

After the latest gutsy upgrade of the xserver-xorg-driver-ati package I have
a color corruption of the screen as if there was a whitish grid on top of the image.
I tried to deactivate DRI but no difference is observed.
Also, the first pixel row on top of the screen is partially not drawed after the
word "Applications".

My system is a Thinkpad X31 with a Radeon Mobility 7000 LY M6 with 16Mb.

PS: with vesa driver everything works perfectly.

Created an attachment (id=11921)
photo of my screen, showing gdm almost without colors

does changing line 105 of radeon_modes.c help:

- new = xf86CVTMode(radeon_output->PanelXRes, radeon_output->PanelYRes, 60.0, TRUE, FALSE);
+ new = xf86CVTMode(radeon_output->PanelXRes, radeon_output->PanelYRes, 60.0, FALSE, FALSE);

it's line 106, but yeah, that helps.
thank you.

Should be fixed in git.

marcogoni (cogoni) wrote :

Binary package hint: xserver-xorg-driver-ati

After the latest gutsy upgrade of the xserver-xorg-driver-ati package I have
a color corruption of the screen as if there was a whitish grid on top of the image.
I tried to deactivate DRI but no difference is observed.
Also, the first pixel row on top of the screen is partially not drawed after the
word "Applications".

My system is a Thinkpad X31 with a Radeon Mobility 7000 LY M6 with 16Mb.

PS: with vesa driver everything works perfectly.

Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :
Changed in xserver-xorg-driver-ati:
status: New → Incomplete

Yes it is fixed as of commit 051435610a66735fd455bbb526fa294fcfe8c0b6.
Thank you for you'r great work.

Hipfox (harry-ap247) wrote :

I confirm that package. My X31 come back whitch with a Radeon Mobility M6 LY.

Created an attachment (id=11935)
Photo of my screen showing greys not displayed right

I am also seeing some color problems with 6.7.195. Anything in the lighter grey area turns white. Here is a photo of my monitor, a Dell 1905FP, of the freedesktop.org home page. Notice the border around the fd.o logo is missing, also around the wiki nav bar.

Created an attachment (id=11936)
A screen capture of the same window

Just for thoroughness, here is a screen capture showing what the color should look like.

(In reply to comment #6)
> I am also seeing some color problems with 6.7.195. Anything in the lighter
> grey area turns white. Here is a photo of my monitor, a Dell 1905FP, of the
> freedesktop.org home page. Notice the border around the fd.o logo is missing,
> also around the wiki nav bar.
>

Is this a regression from 6.7.194? Is this a dual dvi card? Please attach your xorg log and config.

Created an attachment (id=11937)
My xorg.conf

Created an attachment (id=11938)
My current xorg.log

(In reply to comment #8)
> Is this a regression from 6.7.194?

I have not tried 6.7.194 yet. I jumped from 6.6.x to 6.7.195. I'll give it a shot.

> Is this a dual dvi card?

No, this is a Radeon Xpress 200 with a single analog output.

> Please attach your xorg log and config.

Will do.

(In reply to comment #11)
> (In reply to comment #8)
> > Is this a regression from 6.7.194?
>
> I have not tried 6.7.194 yet. I jumped from 6.6.x to 6.7.195. I'll give it a
> shot.

I had the same problem with 6.7.194 as I did with 6.6.x. My monitor goes into power save mode and the X server takes up 100% cpu. I can renice it to a lower priority, but I can't kill it. At least 6.7.195 gets the output correct.

(In reply to comment #5)
> Yes it is fixed as of commit 051435610a66735fd455bbb526fa294fcfe8c0b6.
> Thank you for you'r great work.

I tried this version too and the colors are still wrong for me. :(

marcogoni (cogoni) wrote :

Hi Timo,
with the package you suggested the card works perfectly as before.

Thanks for the quinck answer and happy bug squashing!

marco

Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

marcogoni: Good to hear :) There is a new version now with a proper fix, could you try that as well?

Changed in xorg-server:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
marcogoni (cogoni) wrote :

The new version works great.

Timo, if you need any more testing, count on me.

bye,
marco

Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

No problem, thanks for testing :)

We'll see if there is a need for a SRU for gutsy, but if that happens we need a lot of people testing it and will let you know somehow.

Changed in xserver-xorg-driver-ati:
importance: Undecided → High
status: Incomplete → Fix Committed
Logan Buesching (ljbuesch) wrote :

Timo,

I had a similar problem, I had two 1 inch vertical lines in displayed on my screen on the left side and around in the middle. I used 1400x1050 resolution on ATI Mobility 9000 from a Dell 600m.

The package xserver-xorg-video-ati_6.7.195-1ubuntu1 was a regression from my previous one (xserver-xorg-video-ati_6.7.193-1ubuntu1), but your package xserver-xorg-video-ati_6.7.195-1ubuntu1tja2_i386.deb had fixed it.

Thanks!
Logan

Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

 xserver-xorg-video-ati (1:6.7.195-1ubuntu2) gutsy; urgency=low
 .
   * debian/patches:
     02_add_option_for_lvds_mode.diff
     - Add an option for using LVDS mode (default: on), setting false
       enables CVT-mode (LP: #150278, #150370, #150497)

Changed in xserver-xorg-video-ati:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

(In reply to comment #13)
> (In reply to comment #5)
> > Yes it is fixed as of commit 051435610a66735fd455bbb526fa294fcfe8c0b6.
> > Thank you for you'r great work.
>
> I tried this version too and the colors are still wrong for me. :(
>

logs? config?

Created an attachment (id=11968)
Xorg.0.log for 051435610a66735fd455bbb526fa294fcfe8c0b6

Here is the log. The config is the same as attachment 11937.

The should be fixed in 6.7.196 and git master.

Changed in xorg-server:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in xorg-server:
importance: Unknown → High
Changed in xorg-server:
importance: High → Unknown
Changed in xorg-server:
importance: Unknown → High
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