Ubuntu

[RV630] screen flickers/shimmers for half a second from side to side ATI Radeon 2600 HD

Reported by TommyBoy on 2010-03-28
12
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xserver-xorg-driver-ati
Confirmed
Low
xserver-xorg-video-ati (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: xorg

This can be reproduced using compiz. Please enable the water effect and put in onto a rain delay of 500 (shift+F9). In about 10 seconds you should see the screen dancing around and flickering. Hard to describe. Can't make screen cast as I also have an xorg slowdown issue.

Compiz is just a method to get this bug to show up again and again. This is also happening when I am using notifications launching wine and other general use of the desktop.

Also I am hearing a clicking sound from the screen and sometimes getting the message that the screen source disappeared and just reconnected also the screen is going blank sometimes.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: xorg 1:7.5+3ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-17.26-generic 2.6.32.10+drm33.1
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-17-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Mar 28 10:30:00 2010
DkmsStatus: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Beta i386 (20100318)
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-17-generic root=UUID=84de763d-0e1f-4c77-b91a-e32343dae65e ro quiet splash
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_GB.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: xorg
dmi.bios.date: 01/09/2007
dmi.bios.vendor: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
dmi.bios.version: 6.00 PG
dmi.board.name: NF-MCP61
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnPhoenixTechnologies,LTD:bvr6.00PG:bd01/09/2007:svn:pn:pvr:rvn:rnNF-MCP61:rvr:cvn:ct3:cvr:
glxinfo: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
system:
 distro: Ubuntu
 codename: lucid
 architecture: i686
 kernel: 2.6.32-17-generic

[lspci]
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc RV630 [Radeon HD 2600 Series] [1002:9589]
     Subsystem: Info-Tek Corp. Device [18bc:3692]

TommyBoy (thomaslloyd) wrote :
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2010-03-28
affects: xorg (Ubuntu) → xserver-xorg-video-ati (Ubuntu)
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2010-03-29
tags: added: flicker
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2010-03-30
Changed in xserver-xorg-video-ati (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

Would it be possible for you to capture a video of the screen by using a cellphone or digital camera on video record mode?

Changed in xserver-xorg-video-ati (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
TommyBoy (thomaslloyd) wrote :

Ahh if you checkout my original list of uploads you have a Movie upload as the first entry.

http://launchpadlibrarian.net/42260836/flicker.avi

Try that. I used my web cam sorry for the hand held amateur video.

Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2010-04-02
Changed in xserver-xorg-video-ati (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged

Forwarding this bug from Ubuntu reporter TommyBoy:
http://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-ati/+bug/550141

[Problem]
Screen flickers/shimmers for half a second from side to side when using notifications, certain compiz effects, using wine, and general desktop usage. The screen connection also resets or goes black sometimes.

See this video: http://launchpadlibrarian.net/42260836/flicker.avi

[Original Description]
This can be reproduced using compiz. Please enable the water effect and put in onto a rain delay of 500 (shift+F9). In about 10 seconds you should see the screen dancing around and flickering. Hard to describe. Can't make screen cast as I also have an xorg slowdown issue.

Compiz is just a method to get this bug to show up again and again. This is also happening when I am using notifications launching wine and other general use of the desktop.

Also I am hearing a clicking sound from the screen and sometimes getting the message that the screen source disappeared and just reconnected also the screen is going blank sometimes.

DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: xorg 1:7.5+3ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-17.26-generic 2.6.32.10+drm33.1
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-17-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Mar 28 10:30:00 2010
DkmsStatus: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Beta i386 (20100318)
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-17-generic root=UUID=84de763d-0e1f-4c77-b91a-e32343dae65e ro quiet splash
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_GB.utf8SourcePackage: xorg
dmi.bios.date: 01/09/2007
dmi.bios.vendor: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
dmi.bios.version: 6.00 PG
dmi.board.name: NF-MCP61
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnPhoenixTechnologies,LTD:bvr6.00PG:bd01/09/2007:svn:pn:pvr:rvn:rnNF-MCP61:rvr:cvn:ct3:cvr:
glxinfo: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
system: codename: lucid
 architecture: i686
 kernel: 2.6.32-17-generic

Created an attachment (id=34698)
XorgLog.txt

Created an attachment (id=34699)
CurrentDmesg.txt

Created an attachment (id=34700)
BootDmesg.txt

TommyBoy - I've forwarded this bug upstream to http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=27479 - please subscribe yourself to this bug, in case they need further information or wish you to test something. Thanks ahead of time!

This looks like it might be related to the display watermark setup. Does this patch:
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/airlied/drm-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=f46c01208da1881591e3f55ca77d37f54469f8e4
help? When you apply the patch please add:
radeon.disp_priority=2 to your kernel command line.

Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2010-04-07
description: updated

I have seen this since moving from radeonhd to radeon (about 1 year ago).
I'm on a gentoo 32 bit, currently kernel 2.6.32, xorg 1.7.6, radeon git, UMS.
Never used compiz; I have a radeon mobility X1400.

haven't tried the display watermark stuff (don't even know if it applies to UMS).

Changed in xserver-xorg-driver-ati:
importance: Unknown → Low
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in xserver-xorg-driver-ati:
importance: Low → Unknown
Changed in xserver-xorg-driver-ati:
importance: Unknown → Low
bugbot (bugbot) on 2011-04-28
summary: - screen flickers/shimmers for half a second from side to side ATI Radeon
- 2600 HD
+ [RV630] screen flickers/shimmers for half a second from side to side ATI
+ Radeon 2600 HD

TommyBoy, this bug was reported a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering if this is still an issue? If so, could you please test for this with the latest development release of Ubuntu? ISO images are available from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/ .

If it remains an issue, could you please run the following command in the development release from a Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal), as it will automatically gather and attach updated debug information to this report:

apport-collect -p xserver-xorg-video-ati REPLACE-WITH-BUG-NUMBER

Please note, given that the information from the prior release is already available, doing this on a release prior to the development one would not be helpful.

Thank you for your understanding.

Helpful bug reporting tips:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReportingBugs

Changed in xserver-xorg-video-ati (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Incomplete
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