S3 savage support is not working in 12.10 and beyond

Bug #1110905 reported by Sami Cirpili on 2013-01-31
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This bug affects 2 people
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xserver-xorg-video-savage (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

Recently installed 12.10 from both desktop / and alternate. Neither one had working video support. In 12.04 the support works with 1:2.3.3-1ubuntu1. In 12.10 the version that is not working is 1:2.3.6-0ubuntu. Video doesn't work at all.

The relevant urls are

http://paste.ubuntu.com/1590896 Xorg log
http://paste.ubuntu.com/1590897 lspci -vv
http://paste.ubuntu.com/1590899 lsmod

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. 86C270-294 Savage/IX-MV (rev 11) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
 Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad T20/T22
 Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
 Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
 Latency: 64 (1000ns min, 63750ns max), Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
 Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
 Region 0: Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128M]
 [virtual] Expansion ROM at 18000000 [disabled] [size=64K]
 Capabilities: <access denied>
 Kernel modules: savagefb

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: xserver-xorg-video-savage 1:2.3.3-1ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-23.36-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-23-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu5
Architecture: i386
CasperVersion: 1.315
Date: Wed Jan 30 23:38:48 2013
LiveMediaBuild: Lubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" - Release i386 (20120423)
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: xserver-xorg-video-savage
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Sami Cirpili (scirpili) wrote :
Tormod Volden (tormodvolden) wrote :

What exactly is not working? Video playback (XV) or simply not being able to anything on the screen? Is it the same symptoms as in bug #1083032?

The X is screwed up, incorrect display on the screen. There are four
large stripes and nothing recognizable when the DM is launched. However
the splash screen with lubuntu and the four dots does come up correctly.
Immediately after this splash screen, the display is garbled. Yes, similar
to the bug you mentioned. The problem was narrowed to
xserver-xorg-video-savage. The latest version appears to be the problem.
Let me know if I can be of further assistance.

Thanks for a great OS.
Sam
On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 5:17 PM, Tormod Volden
<email address hidden>wrote:

> What exactly is not working? Video playback (XV) or simply not being
> able to anything on the screen? Is it the same symptoms as in bug
> #1083032?
>
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> report.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1110905
>
> Title:
> S3 savage support is not working in 12.10 and beyond
>
> Status in “xserver-xorg-video-savage” package in Ubuntu:
> New
>
> Bug description:
> Recently installed 12.10 from both desktop / and alternate. Neither
> one had working video support. In 12.04 the support works with
> 1:2.3.3-1ubuntu1. In 12.10 the version that is not working is
> 1:2.3.6-0ubuntu. Video doesn't work at all.
>
> The relevant urls are
>
> http://paste.ubuntu.com/1590896 Xorg log
> http://paste.ubuntu.com/1590897 lspci -vv
> http://paste.ubuntu.com/1590899 lsmod
>
>
> 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. 86C270-294 Savage/IX-MV (rev
> 11) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
> Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad T20/T22
> Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop-
> ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
> Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort-
> <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
> Latency: 64 (1000ns min, 63750ns max), Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
> Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
> Region 0: Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128M]
> [virtual] Expansion ROM at 18000000 [disabled] [size=64K]
> Capabilities: <access denied>
> Kernel modules: savagefb
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
> Package: xserver-xorg-video-savage 1:2.3.3-1ubuntu1
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-23.36-generic 3.2.14
> Uname: Linux 3.2.0-23-generic i686
> ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu5
> Architecture: i386
> CasperVersion: 1.315
> Date: Wed Jan 30 23:38:48 2013
> LiveMediaBuild: Lubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" - Release i386
> (20120423)
> ProcEnviron:
> TERM=xterm
> PATH=(custom, no user)
> LANG=en_US.UTF-8
> SHELL=/bin/bash
> SourcePackage: xserver-xorg-video-savage
> UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
>
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in xserver-xorg-video-savage (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
qman (cs-cracker) wrote :

I have this exact same problem on my Thinkpad T23, running Lubuntu. Video worked fine in 12.04, but after upgrade to 12.10, graphics are corrupted and unusable. I tried upgrading again to 13.04 and the problem persists. I can switch to a TTY and use it with no graphical anomalies, only X is broken.

Graphics card:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Graphics Ltd. SuperSavage IX/C SDR (rev 05)

Screenshot here:
http://qman.strangled.net:8080/pics/phone/IMG_20130811_003902.jpg

Video demonstration here:
http://qman.strangled.net:8080/pics/phone/VID_20130811_003944.mp4

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