Font corruption (gets bold) when scrolling in Eclipse

Bug #1508870 reported by Franck on 2015-10-22
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This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
eclipse (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned
xserver-xorg-video-intel (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

After scrolling in Eclipse, some lines appear as "bold" on screen.
If the mouse goes over the bold text, it comes back to normal.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.10
Package: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.99.917+git20150808-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-16.19-generic 4.2.3
Uname: Linux 4.2.0-16-generic x86_64
.tmp.unity.support.test.0:

ApportVersion: 2.19.1-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
CompositorRunning: compiz
CompositorUnredirectDriverBlacklist: '(nouveau|Intel).*Mesa 8.0'
CompositorUnredirectFSW: true
CurrentDesktop: Unity
CurrentDmesg: Error: command ['dmesg'] failed with exit code 1: dmesg: read kernel buffer failed: Operation not permitted
Date: Thu Oct 22 12:06:25 2015
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: wily
DistroVariant: ubuntu
DkmsStatus:
 virtualbox, 5.0.4, 4.2.0-14-generic, x86_64: installed
 virtualbox, 5.0.4, 4.2.0-16-generic, x86_64: installed
ExtraDebuggingInterest: Yes, if not too technical
GraphicsCard:
 Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller [8086:0166] (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:21fb]
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-10-04 (17 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Alpha amd64 (20151002)
MachineType: LENOVO 2353CTO
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-4.2.0-16-generic.efi.signed root=/dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root ro noprompt persistent kaslr threadirqs quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: xserver-xorg-video-intel
UdevLog: Error: [Errno 2] Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type: '/var/log/udev'
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 05/14/2014
dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.bios.version: G7ETA0WW (2.60 )
dmi.board.asset.tag: Not Available
dmi.board.name: 2353CTO
dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.board.version: Not Defined
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Information
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.chassis.version: Not Available
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvrG7ETA0WW(2.60):bd05/14/2014:svnLENOVO:pn2353CTO:pvrThinkPadT430s:rvnLENOVO:rn2353CTO:rvrNotDefined:cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvrNotAvailable:
dmi.product.name: 2353CTO
dmi.product.version: ThinkPad T430s
dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.12.2+15.10.20151015-0ubuntu1
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs N/A
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.64-1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 11.0.2-1ubuntu4
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 11.0.2-1ubuntu4
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.17.2-1ubuntu9
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.9.2-1ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:7.5.0+git20150819-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.99.917+git20150808-0ubuntu4
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.11-1ubuntu3
xserver.bootTime: Thu Oct 22 09:13:08 2015
xserver.configfile: default
xserver.errors:

xserver.logfile: /var/log/Xorg.0.log
xserver.outputs:
 product id 12876
 vendor SEC
xserver.version: 2:1.17.2-1ubuntu9

Franck (alci) wrote :
Franck (alci) on 2015-10-22
summary: - Font corruption (gets blod) when scrolling in Eclipse
+ Font corruption (gets bold) when scrolling in Eclipse
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in xserver-xorg-video-intel (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in eclipse (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in xserver-xorg-video-intel (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Liam (hlr-) wrote :

I think this is not related to the Intel graphics driver (I'm having the same problem with a nvidia video card).

Workarounds that worked for me:
1. Turn off antialiasing (fonts will be extremely ugly)
OR
2. Add this to eclipse.ini:
--launcher.GTK_version
2

So it looks like a GTK3 problems.

tags: added: bios-outdated-2.64
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