[i865] natty - display heavily corrupted

Bug #762135 reported by candtalan on 2011-04-15
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This bug affects 15 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Baltix
Undecided
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xserver-xorg-video-intel (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: casper

VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
Live session is not usable from massive display corruption. This machine runs compiz ok no problems for other ubuntu versions 10.04, 10.10
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Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,mousepoll,vpswitch,regex,animation,snap,expo,move,compiztoolbox,place,grid,imgpng,gnomecompat,wall,ezoom,workarounds,staticswitcher,resize,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,scale,session,unityshell]
CompositorRunning: compiz
DRM.card0.VGA.1:
 status: connected
 enabled: enabled
 dpms: On
 modes: 1280x1024 1280x960 1024x768 1024x768 1024x768 1024x768 1024x768 800x600 800x600 800x600 800x600 640x480 640x480 720x400
 edid-base64: AP///////wAorrAAAB0AAAkHAQAdHBWg6J0DolVHmCcQSE+r3gCBQGFZAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALysAwFEAK0BApDMABMMQAAAY6iQAYEEAKDAwYBMABMMQAAAeAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALk=
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: natty
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
DistroVariant: ubuntu
GdmLog1:

GdmLog2:

GraphicsCard:
 Intel Corporation 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2572] (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: ASRock Incorporation Device [1849:2572]
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Beta i386 (20110413)
Lsusb:
 Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Package: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.14.0-4ubuntu7
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_US:en
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcKernelCmdLine: file=/cdrom/preseed/hostname.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash -- maybe-ubiquity
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic 2.6.38.2
Renderer: Unknown
Tags: natty ubuntu compiz-0.9
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic i686
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare
dmi.bios.date: 07/17/2008
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: P2.30
dmi.board.name: P4i65GV
dmi.board.version: 1.0
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvrP2.30:bd07/17/2008:svn:pnP4i65GV:pvr1.00:rvn:rnP4i65GV:rvr1.0:
dmi.product.name: P4i65GV
dmi.product.version: 1.00
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.4+bzr20110411-0ubuntu1
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.23-1ubuntu6
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 7.10.2-0ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 7.10.2-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg: xserver-xorg 1:7.6+4ubuntu3
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.0-0ubuntu4
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.14.0-4ubuntu7
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20110107+b795ca6e-0ubuntu7

tags: added: iso-testing
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thanks for your report, could you press ALT+F2 and run the following command:
apport-collect 762135

This will collect the necessary information related to your system.
Could you please also attach a screenshot / photo of the corruption you're seeing?

Thanks in advance.

affects: casper (Ubuntu) → xserver-xorg-video-intel (Ubuntu)
Changed in xserver-xorg-video-intel (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Incomplete
candtalan (aeclist) wrote :

1- this small display artefact is repeatable. Is not the main problem event, but is repeatable, may be useful to know

candtalan (aeclist) wrote :

Thanks, I have a number of photos (9) and a short video from a live session. I will upload them first then add comments.
1- is not the main problem but is repeatable. display corruption artefact within button near boundary

candtalan (aeclist) wrote :

2- live session startup completed-showing a few areas in otherwise black screen-room reflections can be seen sorry-IMG_4908.JPG

Reflections from the room can be seen but most of the display is black with a few areas illuminated.

candtalan (aeclist) wrote :

3-same as -2- with different camera settings-cursor moved ok-IMG_4909.JPG

note that cursor has been moved with no bad effects, cursor moves normally

candtalan (aeclist) wrote :

4-after a left mouse click with cursor in centre screen-IMG_4910.JPG

mouse click in centre of screen.
display appears in area above and to left of mouse click

candtalan (aeclist) wrote :

5-after left mouse click at lower right side of desktop-not on panel-then-a right click in centre screen-IMG_4911.JPG

mouse clicks seem to cause display to appear.
then try one (left) mouse click at lower right side of screen. (not on panel)

most of the desktop becomes illuminated.
(dark band at centre is camera exposure effect only)

candtalan (aeclist) wrote :

6-same as -5- without exposure artefacts-IMG_4912.JPG

note corruption within the menu selected item in screen centre

candtalan (aeclist) wrote :

7-after a left click at trash can icon position-trash attempts opening-momentary window display leaves display black areas-IMG_4913.JPG

 a left click in the area of where the trash can is expected to be leads to a fleeting display of a window, supposedly trash, and then the lower panel 'opening' item is seen.

subsequent clicks on the panel 'opening' bar produce momentary windows and trailing corruption.

The short video (No 7a) shows this

candtalan (aeclist) wrote :

7a-movie of left clicks on trash opening item in lower panel-MVI_4914.AVI

short video showing momentary windows display when clicking the lower panel opening item (minimise/resize)

candtalan (aeclist) wrote :

8-after first ctrl alt F1-normal terminal-THEN ctrl alt F7-IMG_4915.JPG

after a sequence of actions.
first I used ctrl alt F1 to get a virtual terminal. Looked normal

THEN I reverted the display by using ctrl alt F7 and this appeared (!)
(dark band across screen is an exposure artefact)

candtalan (aeclist) wrote :

Before photo (8) was taken, the first keyboard action I tried was the requested
    alt F2
however, there was no response. I then proceeded to use
ctrl alt F1
and
ctrl alt F7
as mentioned in (8)

candtalan (aeclist) wrote :

comment on (1) above: the small artefact appears and remains when the cursor is moved into the button

candtalan (aeclist) wrote :

later this worked and was done:

apport-collect 762135

tags: added: apport-collected compiz-0.9 natty ubuntu
description: updated

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Thanks for the details. I'm marking as triage since there's enough information for a developer to start investigating.

Changed in xserver-xorg-video-intel (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged
importance: Medium → High
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2011-04-22
summary: - natty beta2 desktop live session - display heavily corrupted
+ [i865] natty beta2 desktop live session - display heavily corrupted
Changed in xserver-xorg-video-intel (Ubuntu):
importance: High → Low
status: Triaged → Confirmed
bugbot (bugbot) on 2011-04-24
tags: added: corruption

I again ran the natty beta2 live CD but this time I used F6 from the initial live CD boot menu and edited the boot string to include
nomodeset

as it happens, I also chose to mark nomodeset in the F6 options, and I also removed
quiet splash
from the string also, if it makes any difference I don't know.

However, the Live CD then booted and displayed OK and ran ok in what looked like classic gnome, without display corruption.

(No sign of fancy graphics I guess, even though the machine is capable of them on previous ubuntu versions)

immysl (immysl) wrote :

I did what candtalan did but with an installed version. When the nomodeset option is set in grub, there is no graphic corruption but the resolution falls back to 1024x768. The quiet and nosplash versions were set as well.

Gnome classic desktop with effects (compiz enabled) is extremely buggy with graphic corruption everywhere on the screen. I can confirm the issues mentioned by the above users. When logged in using gnome classic without desktop effects (using metacity instead of compiz), graphic corruption is far less. In this case, the nomodest option was removed. There are still minor graphic corruption around the screen. The screen flashes once in a while, especially when browsing the web.

Btw, I came across a bug report that might be related to here - https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/696999

I experience graphical distortion of this kind in Natty. (Live-CD as well as installed.):
- With Metacity, graphics of gnome-panel is corrupted in the way seen in screenshots above. In console windows, font has graphicsl distortions.
- When usind compiz, desktop is completely unusable: Windows appear and disappear right away, most of the desktop is invisible, only when dragging a window it can be seen, flickering, and disapperas as soon as movement stops. This looks like an openGL mapping failure.

Just for the record, here is a "Me too" reply here.

I get *very* serious visual corruptions here (and, yes, I do have a 865G also).

First, the Live CD tries to boot with Unity and it falls back to the "classic" mode. Unfortunately, there are still some compositing features enabled and I have to try hard to get to a terminal so that I can replace whatever window manager is running at that time with metacity with compositing disabled (just for the record, I used: "metacity --replace --no-composite").

It seems that we have some bad interaction among xserver-xorg-video-intel & libdrm & mesa.

I am attaching a screenshot to show something that I see. I assure you that this is one of the most readable screenshots that I could take.

Regards,
Rogério Brito.

Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,mousepoll,vpswitch,regex,animation,snap,expo,move,compiztoolbox,place,grid,imgpng,gnomecompat,wall,ezoom,workarounds,staticswitcher,resize,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,scale,session,unityshell]
CompositorRunning: None
DRM.card0.VGA.1:
 status: connected
 enabled: enabled
 dpms: On
 modes: 1920x1080 1680x1050 1280x1024 1280x1024 1152x864 1024x768 1024x768 832x624 800x600 800x600 800x600 640x480 640x480 720x400
 edid-base64: AP///////wAebdtWAQEBAQgTAQNqMSB46q7FoldKnCUSUFSna4CzAIGPgYBxTwEBAQEBAQEBAjqAGHE4LUBYLEUA/iIRAAAeITmQMGIaJ0BosDYA2igRAAAcAAAA/QA4Sx5TDwAKICAgICAgAAAA/ABXMjI1MwogICAgICAgAHA=
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: natty
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
DistroVariant: ubuntu
GdmLog1:

GdmLog2:

GraphicsCard:
 Intel Corporation 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2572] (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device [1458:2572]
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386 (20110427.1)
Package: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.14.0-4ubuntu7
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=pt_BR:en
 LANG=pt_BR.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcKernelCmdLine: file=/cdrom/preseed/hostname.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash -- locale=pt_BR keyboard-configuration/layoutcode?=br keyboard-configuration/modelcode?=abnt2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic 2.6.38.2
Renderer: Unknown
Tags: natty ubuntu
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic i686
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare
dmi.bios.date: 08/31/2006
dmi.bios.vendor: Award Software International, Inc.
dmi.bios.version: F5
dmi.board.name: 8I865GME-775
dmi.board.vendor: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAwardSoftwareInternational,Inc.:bvrF5:bd08/31/2006:svn:pn:pvr:rvnGigabyteTechnologyCo.,Ltd.:rn8I865GME-775:rvr:cvn:ct3:cvr:
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.4+bzr20110415-0ubuntu2
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.23-1ubuntu6
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 7.10.2-0ubuntu2
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 7.10.2-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg: xserver-xorg 1:7.6+4ubuntu3
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.0-0ubuntu4
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.14.0-4ubuntu7
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20110107+b795ca6e-0ubuntu7

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To be specific: This is *not* on a beta release, but on the official natty release. And it appears for the live session as well as installed. - Changing subject accordingly.

summary: - [i865] natty beta2 desktop live session - display heavily corrupted
+ [i865] natty - display heavily corrupted
Götz Christ (g-christ) wrote :

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)

I also get graphics corruptions under 11.04. Is it possible to backport the xserver-xorg-video-intel 2.12 from Maverick to Natty as a workaround?

I also have graphical corruption on two different Intel machines: one is using a i915GMS and one has got Intel HD Graphics.
Both ran fine with Maverick and Lucid.

Ferry Toth (ftoth) wrote :

I am having some problems with Natty Kubuntu, with different chip sets.

eeepc 900: sometimes the broken fonts and other anomalies occur, restarting X seems to make them go away.
Chip set: VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 04)

asus mother board 1: always broken fonts, switching to different fonts or sizes can make the screen readable again.
Chip set: VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)

asus mother board2: no problems do far.
Chip set: VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 10)

All 3 systems running same Natty Kubuntu, 915GM and 82G33 in i386, 82945G in amd64.

Ferry

Even am facing exactly the same issues with Intel 865GVHz described above...Don't we have any fixes yet??
Maverick and older versions runs without any issues...Only Natty has been creating problems in graphics.

Kindly provide a fix.

Praveen

candtalan (aeclist) wrote :

FWIW I am running oneiric alpha2 and it works ok in the problem machine. The alpha2 image is oversize so for a live session a dvd or a USB is needed. I installed it too, still ok, and subsequent updates are also looking good. hth

Thanks for the update! I would love to see it!!

Hello Candtalan,

May I know your problematic machine configuration? I am not sure whether Gnome 3 would work without any issues on Intel 865GvHz (just with built-in graphics support). Because when I had tried Fedora 15, it failed to load Gnome 3 and used Gnome 2 saying graphics card does not support Gnome 3 features...

Are you able to see and use Gnome 3 launcher component on the desktop without any issues? If so kindly post a snapshot.
Thanks a bunch in advance.

Praveen

candtalan (aeclist) wrote :

@ praveen
I think I already posted machine details in earlier posts here?
Sorry I only use Ubuntu at present and have not tried Fedora or Gnome3 items afaik.

When you say #63 you would like to see it, do you ask me to post screenshot of Ubuntu alpha2 on the problem machine? Or are you saying you await your own trial of alpha2?

@ Candtalan

Nope, tried Alpha 2 release last week and still graphics was not that great (launcher). So I had asked you to share the snapshot.
Anyways Alpha 3 worked without any issues :). Thanks.

Raised a bug for Oneiric Ocelot - Alpha 3, as the Intel 8xx graphics issues are not completely resolved yet.
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-intel/+bug/823136

Chris Wilson (ickle) on 2013-02-14
Changed in xserver-xorg-video-intel (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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