[RS690] Broken sync and Nokia 800 Pro+

Bug #461975 reported by Malte S. Stretz on 2009-10-27
This bug affects 1 person
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xserver-xorg-video-ati (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: xserver-xorg-video-ati

This is a quick bug drop before the Karmic release about yet another bug with the radeon-killer monitor Nokia 800 Pro+ about which you can read more in bug 298094. While the latest radeon driver from the ubuntu-x-swat x-updates PPA for Jaunty worked fine (1:6.12.2-0ubuntu1~xup~1 it seems), the switch to Karmic broke it again. Lucky me, the radeonhd driver works like a charm.

This time, the sync seems to be totally messed up. I saw this on Jaunty as well (I think it was with radeonhd though), it looks like flirring lines of colorful pixels and the monitor image is jumping like an heartbeat. The description of bug 20283 sounds similar.

Have a look at the attached Xorg.log.old which uses the radeon driver without any xorg.conf while Xorg.log uses radeonhd. I currently don't have the time to investigate further, but next week. Any pointers are welcome as always :)

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Oct 27 15:17:31 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
MachineType: Acer Aspire L5100
Package: xserver-xorg-video-radeon 1:6.12.99+git20090929.7968e1fb-0ubuntu1
ProcCmdLine: root=/dev/mapper/lvm-sys ro iommu=noaperture quiet splash
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
 xserver-xorg 1:7.4+3ubuntu7
 libgl1-mesa-glx 7.6.0-1ubuntu4
 libdrm2 2.4.14-1ubuntu1
 xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.9.0-1ubuntu2
 xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.12.99+git20090929.7968e1fb-0ubuntu1
SourcePackage: xserver-xorg-video-ati
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic x86_64
XsessionErrors: (polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:10525): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_once_init_leave: assertion `initialization_value != 0' failed
dmi.bios.date: 04/14/2008
dmi.bios.vendor: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
dmi.bios.version: R02-A1
dmi.board.name: FRS690L
dmi.board.vendor: Acer
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: Acer
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnPhoenixTechnologies,LTD:bvrR02-A1:bd04/14/2008:svnAcer:pnAspireL5100:pvrR02-A1:rvnAcer:rnFRS690L:rvr:cvnAcer:ct3:cvr:
dmi.product.name: Aspire L5100
dmi.product.version: R02-A1
dmi.sys.vendor: Acer
fglrx: Not loaded
 distro: Ubuntu
 architecture: x86_64kernel: 2.6.31-14-generic

Malte S. Stretz (mss) wrote :
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2009-10-28
Changed in xserver-xorg-video-ati (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
summary: - [RS960] Broken sync and Nokia 800 Pro+
+ [RS690] Broken sync and Nokia 800 Pro+
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2010-03-18
tags: added: karmic
Malte S. Stretz (mss) wrote :

I upgraded to lucid now and the sync seems fine with 1:6.12.191-1ubuntu2 (radeonhd OTOH seems to be completely broken now). But what I can see (and I can even take screenshots of it, see attachments) are random horizontal bars popping up and vanishing again. I have no idea what cases this. Oh, and the KDE fade-in effects are reaaallyy slooooow. I need an extra monitor before I can see if Nokia screen cases that stuff.

Malte S. Stretz (mss) wrote :

One recently upgraded package brought back the sync/whatever issue. I'll attach a snippet from my apt history.log. *sigh* time for a new screen I guess, this is getting annoying.

Malte S. Stretz (mss) on 2010-04-12
tags: added: lucid
removed: karmic
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2010-04-12
tags: added: karmic
Malte S. Stretz (mss) wrote :

Bug 530725 sounds similar.

Malte S. Stretz (mss) wrote :

Ok, seems like the stuff I saw in comment 2 was the same thing as bug 530725 (and maybe bug 556782) because I was able to take a screenshot of the stuff.

But the new corruption/distortion I see since the last update isn't the same as I can't take a screenshot of it anymore.

Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2010-04-13
tags: added: kubuntu
Malte S. Stretz (mss) wrote :

I just noticed that the boot splash screen is garbled, too. So its not really an X issue but somewhere else. The VGA input of my screen works fine with another machine; I'll try to find another box with a DVI out to see if it might be the hardware. Or I'd just throw this stupid screen away if I had the money to buy a new one :-/

Mörgæs (moergaes) wrote :

Closed due to age.
If the problem appears in 13.04 please open a new report.

Changed in xserver-xorg-video-ati (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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