Bug 36442 - [RS880] graphical corruption in launcher (Solid grey rectangles over icon text and window borders)
Summary: [RS880] graphical corruption in launcher (Solid grey rectangles over icon tex...
Alias: None
Product: Mesa
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Drivers/Gallium/r600 (show other bugs)
Version: 7.10
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Default DRI bug account
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-04-20 16:28 UTC by Bryce Harrington
Modified: 2016-02-26 03:30 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
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corruption.png (889.76 KB, image/png)
2011-04-20 16:36 UTC, Bryce Harrington
unity-corruption.png (87.83 KB, image/png)
2011-04-20 16:39 UTC, Bryce Harrington
BootDmesg.txt (65.11 KB, text/plain)
2011-04-20 16:39 UTC, Bryce Harrington
CurrentDmesg.txt (5.20 KB, text/plain)
2011-04-20 16:39 UTC, Bryce Harrington
XorgLog.txt (56.95 KB, text/plain)
2011-04-20 16:40 UTC, Bryce Harrington

Description Bryce Harrington 2011-04-20 16:28:06 UTC
Forwarding this bug from Ubuntu reporter Martin Pool:

On RS880 solid grey rectangles appear over icon text and window borders in some applications in a compositing environment, namely Unity's launcher.  Unity developers are able to reproduce this and say it is a video driver / mesa issue.

[Original Description]
on current natty, clicking the Ubuntu button in the top left shows a window with graphical corruption as shown in the attached screenshot.  sometimes there are solid grey rectangles over the icon text too.

DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: unity 3.8.2-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.41-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,mousepoll,vpswitch,regex,animation,snap,expo,move,compiztoolbox,place,gnomecompat,wall,ezoom,workarounds,staticswitcher,resize,fade,scale,session,unityshell]
CompositorRunning: compiz
 status: connected
 enabled: enabled
 dpms: On
 modes: 1920x1200 1600x1200 1680x1050 1280x1024 1280x1024 1152x864 1024x768 1024x768 800x600 800x600 640x480 640x480 720x400
 status: disconnected
 enabled: disabled
 dpms: On
Date: Wed Apr  6 13:21:21 2011
DistUpgraded: Log time: 2010-12-21 12:35:39.044742
DistroCodename: natty
DistroVariant: ubuntu
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
 ATI Technologies Inc RS880 [Radeon HD 4290] [1002:9714] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device [1458:d000]
MachineType: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-890GPA-UD3H
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-2.6.38-8-generic root=/dev/mapper/vg_main-natty_64 ro clock=hpet quiet splash rootdelay=10 vt.handoff=7
ProcVersionSignature_: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.41-generic
ProcVersionSignature__: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.41-generic
Renderer: Unknown
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2010-12-21 (105 days ago)
 Section "Device"
 	Identifier	"Configured Video Device"
 	Option	"SWCursor"	"on"
dmi.bios.date: 05/04/2010
dmi.bios.vendor: Award Software International, Inc.
dmi.bios.version: F7c
dmi.board.name: GA-890GPA-UD3H
dmi.board.vendor: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
dmi.board.version: x.x
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAwardSoftwareInternational,Inc.:bvrF7c:bd05/04/2010:svnGigabyteTechnologyCo.,Ltd.:pnGA-890GPA-UD3H:pvr:rvnGigabyteTechnologyCo.,Ltd.:rnGA-890GPA-UD3H:rvrx.x:cvnGigabyteTechnologyCo.,Ltd.:ct3:cvr:
dmi.product.name: GA-890GPA-UD3H
dmi.sys.vendor: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.4git20110322-0ubuntu5
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs 20090808ubuntu11
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.23-1ubuntu6
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 7.10.1-0ubuntu3
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 7.10.1-0ubuntu3
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 2:2.14.0-4ubuntu6
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20110107+b795ca6e-0ubuntu6
Comment 1 Bryce Harrington 2011-04-20 16:36:15 UTC
Created attachment 45885 [details]
Comment 2 Bryce Harrington 2011-04-20 16:39:14 UTC
Created attachment 45886 [details]

This shows the corruption on text.

I have reproduced this particular corruption myself on an RV770 when running unity and using the dash.
Comment 3 Bryce Harrington 2011-04-20 16:39:37 UTC
Created attachment 45887 [details]
Comment 4 Bryce Harrington 2011-04-20 16:39:53 UTC
Created attachment 45889 [details]
Comment 5 Bryce Harrington 2011-04-20 16:40:09 UTC
Created attachment 45890 [details]
Comment 6 Martin Pool 2011-04-20 17:25:16 UTC
I'm the upstream reporter of this.  I can't characterize when it happens but it is fairly frequent.  Let me know if you want more information.
Comment 7 Alex Deucher 2011-04-20 19:31:54 UTC
This is most likely a 3D driver bug.  Are you using r600c or r600g?
Comment 8 Alex Deucher 2011-04-20 19:35:07 UTC
Possibly related to bug 36441.
Comment 9 Bryce Harrington 2011-04-20 23:58:12 UTC
Martin's on r600g (Ubuntu defaults to this now)

OpenGL vendor string:   X.Org
OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on AMD RS880
OpenGL version string:  2.1 Mesa 7.10.1

Same with me:

OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on AMD RV770
OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 7.10.2
Comment 10 Madis Liias 2011-05-04 16:03:47 UTC
I have somewhat similar problem with r300g: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mesa/+bug/751828
Comment 11 Jerome Glisse 2012-02-22 10:08:40 UTC
Is this still an issue with newer ubuntu with updated mesa and all ?
Comment 12 Christopher M. Penalver 2016-02-26 03:30:35 UTC
Fix released downstream.

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