[Hardy] Closing Laptop lid corrupts screen

Bug #204483 reported by 4lorne on 2008-03-21
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xserver-xorg-video-ati (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

On my ThinkPad T60 with an ATI X1400 after I close and open my laptop lip, the screen is completely corrupted. All is seen is blinking multi-color blocks. Some blocks move when I move the mouse.

The screen can be restored if I switch to a Virtual Terminal and back (Ctrl+Alt+F1, Ctrl+Alt+F7).

In my Power Management Preferences, "When laptop lid is closed" is set to "Do nothing".

4lorne (4lorne) wrote :
4lorne (4lorne) wrote :

I just noticed the beeps are by design and also occur with fglrx. Ignore the beep part of the title and description.

I have a Dell Inspiron E1705/9400 with an ATI x1400 and Kubuntu Hardy. When I close the lid the screen turns off as expected, when I open the lid the screen's backlight turns back on, but the image stays black.

The only way out is alt+sysrq+b (or turning off the comp...)

I forgot to mention I'm using the privative drivers (fglrx) from the ATI website.

4lorne (4lorne) wrote :

Leonardo, does it work when you use the radeon (non-restricted, xserver-xorg-driver-ati) driver?

I don't know how to make that driver work with my video card.

I tried this one instead:

$ fglrxinfo
display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.4 (2.1 Mesa 7.0.3-rc2)

This does allow me to close the lid, but I get no 2D or 3D acceleration.

Tormod Volden (tormodvolden) wrote :

There were some laptop lid fixes upstream today. Can you please try the latest test package from my PPA https://launchpad.net/~tormodvolden/+archive (xserver-xorg-video-ati - 1:6.8.0+git20080328.a00d9260-0ubuntu0tormod)

4lorne (4lorne) wrote :

Hey Tormod,

Your package did the trick. Closing and opening the lid works fine with it.

Tormod Volden (tormodvolden) wrote :

Thanks for testing. This was fixed upstream in commit a00d9260a85b94a522c442aee24bc5ea4dc31c5c.

Changed in xserver-xorg-video-ati:
status: New → Fix Committed
Matt (mattskr) wrote :

I was having the same problem with my T60 running the AMD64 version of 8.04. I can also confirm that the test package fixed the problem. Thank you so much!

willjcroz (willjcroz) wrote :

Hi, I have had this problem with Hardy's stock xserver-xorg-video-ati driver running on Hardy-amd64 on a Thinkpad T60.

Tormod's driver package fixed it, thankyou!

Why are we not seeing the fix applied to the main Ubuntu repositories?

Tormod Volden (tormodvolden) wrote :

The newer version is now released in Intrepid. Maybe the fix can be backported to the Hardy version through an SRU (stable release update).

Changed in xserver-xorg-video-ati:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Tormod Volden (tormodvolden) wrote :

Suggested patch for SRU:

 xserver-xorg-video-ati (1:6.8.0-1ubuntu1) hardy-proposed; urgency=low
 .
   * debian/patches/avivo_lid_issues.patch:
     fix lid issues on AVIVO chips (LP: #204483)
     upstream commmit a00d9260a85b94a522c442aee24bc5ea4dc31c5c

Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2008-08-11
Changed in xserver-xorg-video-ati:
assignee: nobody → bryceharrington
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Accepted into hardy-proposed, please test and give feedback here. Please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

Changed in xserver-xorg-video-ati:
status: New → Fix Committed
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2009-01-22
Changed in xserver-xorg-video-ati:
assignee: bryceharrington → nobody
Tormod Volden (tormodvolden) wrote :

Can those concerned please test the package in hardy-proposed?

Stefan Bader (smb) wrote :

I have been checking this on a Thinkpad T42p and I did not see any screen corruption.
 So it looks fixed to me.

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc M10 NT [FireGL Mobility T2] [1002:4e54] (rev 80) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])

ii xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.8.0-1ubuntu1

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package xserver-xorg-video-ati - 1:6.8.0-1ubuntu1

---------------
xserver-xorg-video-ati (1:6.8.0-1ubuntu1) hardy-proposed; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/avivo_lid_issues.patch:
    fix lid issues on AVIVO chips (LP: #204483)
    upstream commmit a00d9260a85b94a522c442aee24bc5ea4dc31c5c

 -- Tormod Volden <email address hidden> Wed, 09 Jul 2008 22:10:51 +0200

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