Kubuntu Natty: graphics are terrible when desktops effects (gl) are on

Bug #765478 reported by Edmundo on 2011-04-19
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xserver-xorg-video-intel (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: xserver-xorg-video-intel

When I used Maverick, graphics were mostly stable but there was a glitch with screen refreshes... sometimes I had to switch to another desktop and come back so that the screen would be rendered correctly. I supposed that natty would have improved over these problems so I updated today (through apt-get dist-upgrade). Unfortunately the graphics with desktop effects are in a word "terrible". I had to disable desktop effects in order to have a usable desktop. What I'm worried about now is that natty is almost out. If you are hacking heavily on the driver, maybe the problem will disappear with the coming updates, otherwise..... don't want to think of it.

I'm on a samsung N150 Plus netbook.

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation N10 Family DMI Bridge
        Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device c072
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
        Kernel modules: intel-agp

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
        Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device c072
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 46
        Memory at f0300000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
        I/O ports at 18d0 [size=8]
        Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
        Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
        Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: i915
        Kernel modules: i915

00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller
        Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device c072
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
        Memory at f0380000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
        Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device c072
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 47
        Memory at f0400000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
        Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=05, subordinate=05, sec-latency=0
        I/O behind bridge: 00003000-00003fff
        Memory behind bridge: f0100000-f01fffff
        Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 0000000080000000-00000000801fffff
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
        Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=07, subordinate=07, sec-latency=0
        I/O behind bridge: 00004000-00004fff
        Memory behind bridge: 80200000-803fffff
        Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 0000000080400000-00000000805fffff
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
        Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=09, subordinate=09, sec-latency=0
        I/O behind bridge: 00002000-00002fff
        Memory behind bridge: f0200000-f02fffff
        Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 0000000080600000-00000000807fffff
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
        Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=0b, subordinate=0b, sec-latency=0
        I/O behind bridge: 00005000-00005fff
        Memory behind bridge: 80800000-809fffff
        Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 0000000080a00000-0000000080bfffff
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
        Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
        Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device c072
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
        I/O ports at 1820 [size=32]
        Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
        Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device c072
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
        I/O ports at 1840 [size=32]
        Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
        Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device c072
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
        I/O ports at 1860 [size=32]
        Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
        Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device c072
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
        I/O ports at 1880 [size=32]
        Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
        Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device c072
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
        Memory at f0604000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2) (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=11, subordinate=11, sec-latency=32
        Capabilities: <access denied>

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation NM10 Family LPC Controller (rev 02)
        Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device c072
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
        Capabilities: <access denied>

00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA AHCI Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
        Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device c072
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 45
        I/O ports at 18e8 [size=8]
        I/O ports at 18dc [size=4]
        I/O ports at 18e0 [size=8]
        I/O ports at 18d8 [size=4]
        I/O ports at 18c0 [size=16]
        Memory at f0604400 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: ahci
        Kernel modules: ahci

00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 02)
        Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device c072
        Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 10
        I/O ports at 18a0 [size=32]
        Kernel modules: i2c-i801

05:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Askey Computer Corp. Device 7179
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
        Memory at f0100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: wl
        Kernel modules: wl

09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
        Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device c072
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 44
        Memory at f0200000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        I/O ports at 2000 [size=256]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: sky2
        Kernel modules: sky2

PS: I just remembered that the natty kernel doesn't want to boot after I dist-upgraded (apparently the root parameter is using the /dev/sda8 format and this kernel doesn't get it). I'll try to see if I can make it boot with uuid stuff and let you know what happens after I start the right kernel.... will let you think about it in the meanwhile.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.14.0-4ubuntu7
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-28.49-generic 2.6.35.11
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-28-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
CompositorRunning: kwin
DRM.card0.LVDS.1:
 status: connected
 enabled: enabled
 dpms: On
 modes: 1024x600
 edid-base64: AP///////wBMozAwAAAAAAAUAQOAFg14CoWVmVdPjyYhUFQAAAABAQEBAQEBAQEBAQEBAQEBLBUAQEFYRiAYiDYA330AAAAZAAAADwAAAAAAAAAAACOHAmQAAAAA/gBTQU1TVU5HCiAgICAgAAAA/gBMVE4xMDFOVDA2MTAxAM8=
DRM.card0.VGA.1:
 status: disconnected
 enabled: disabled
 dpms: Off
 modes:
 edid-base64:
Date: Mon Apr 18 22:56:40 2011
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: natty
DistroVariant: kubuntu
DkmsStatus:
 bcmwl, 5.100.82.38+bdcom, 2.6.38-8-generic, i686: installed
 bcmwl, 5.100.82.38+bdcom, 2.6.35-28-generic, i686: installed
GraphicsCard:
 Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:a011] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device [144d:c072]
   Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device [144d:c072]
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
MachineType: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. N150P/N210P/N220P
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=
 LANG=es_CO.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-28-generic root=UUID=3a4cd983-c67a-43dc-bb15-bd6b6afe57b5 ro quiet splash
Renderer: Unknown
SourcePackage: xserver-xorg-video-intel
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 12/17/2010
dmi.bios.vendor: Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
dmi.bios.version: 02KY.M021.20101217.RHU
dmi.board.asset.tag: SAMSUNG
dmi.board.name: N150P/N210P/N220P
dmi.board.vendor: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
dmi.board.version: Not Applicable
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
dmi.chassis.version: N/A
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnPhoenixTechnologiesLtd.:bvr02KY.M021.20101217.RHU:bd12/17/2010:svnSAMSUNGELECTRONICSCO.,LTD.:pnN150P/N210P/N220P:pvrNotApplicable:rvnSAMSUNGELECTRONICSCO.,LTD.:rnN150P/N210P/N220P:rvrNotApplicable:cvnSAMSUNGELECTRONICSCO.,LTD.:ct10:cvrN/A:
dmi.product.name: N150P/N210P/N220P
dmi.product.version: Not Applicable
dmi.sys.vendor: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
version.compiz: compiz N/A
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

Edmundo (eantoranz) wrote :
Edmundo (eantoranz) wrote :

After starting the right kernel, graphics are much much better.... so maybe this bug is not a real bug after all.

Edmundo (eantoranz) wrote :

Let me take last comment back. Desktop effects work perfect (so far). he cube, wobbly windows and so on. However, after I start the screen saver (euphoria), the graphics mess up big time.

Sitsofe Wheeler (sitsofe) wrote :

xorg log says Integrated Graphics Chipset: Intel(R) Pineview GM

mylh (mylh) wrote :

I also have this problem after upgrade. What do you mean "right kernel"? Isn't it upgraded also?

Yes, it was... but if you check here you'll wee that I had problems in
the update procedure.

http://maratux.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-journey-updating-to-natty.html

The graphic problems remain.

Edmundo (eantoranz) wrote :

There was an update on the intel drivers recetly so I checked if this is still a problem. I tested Euphoria and it worked correctly (starting and stopping the screensaver). The only detail is that I have a clock on top of it and I had to disable it because when I enabled widgets to be on top of the screensaver, it crashed kwin.

Travis Shearer (travisshearer) wrote :

The latest update on intel drivers didn't solve the problem for me: I can't even enable desktop effects

Chris Wilson (ickle) wrote :

Not being able to enable desktop effects is KDE blacklisting them after a previous error. You have to kick it to get it to work again.

Changed in xserver-xorg-video-intel (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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