Created attachment 72495 [details]
Major Graphical Corruption Occurring in Windows that are not Maximised
I am participating in the Steam Linux Beta and am experiencing graphical corruption as captured in the screenshots attached to this ticket.
By starting Steam from the command-line I was able to observe logging messages and noticed that every time a graphical corruption artifact occurs the application outputs the message:
"radeon: The kernel rejected CS, see dmesg for more information."
An examination of dmesg reveals messages as follows:
[ 2491.179581] radeon 0000:02:00.0: r600_cs_track_validate_cb invalid tiling 6 for 0 (0x08110668)
[ 2491.179588] radeon 0000:02:00.0: r600_packet3_check:1913 invalid cmd stream 566
[ 2491.179592] [drm:radeon_cs_ib_chunk] *ERROR* Invalid command stream !
Relevant system info:
1.6ghz Core i7 CPU
8gb DDR3 RAM
Radeon HD 4570 with 512mb DDR2 VRAM using open-source XF86 ATI 7.0.0 drivers
10gb free on root, 30+gb free on home
Kernel 3.6, X.org 1.12.4, KDE 4.9.4 running with OpenGL Compositing
Primary display is 1440x900 laptop LCD, secondary is 24" 1920x1080 LCD
Created attachment 72496 [details]
Less corruption when Steam Windows are maximised
When a window is maximised the corruption is a lot less (Since the latest version of the Steam Linux client is gone, except for drop-down menus and pop-out windows (Like the Friend List) which are ALWAYS corrupt)
Created attachment 72497 [details]
Big Screen Mode works perfectly but is slow
The Big Screen mode seems to work fine, possibly because it functions as a pure OpenGL application?
Created attachment 72498 [details]
Current Status as of 04/01/2013
The Main Steam Window is now displayed perfectly, but drop-down menus and pop-out windows are ALWAYS corrupt, even when maximised.
Please attach your xorg log and the outputs from dmesg and glxinfo.
I'm assuming you are using mesa 9.x or newer based on the version info in the bug header. Can you confirm? xf86-video-ati 7.0.0 requires mesa 9.x. Also, if the steam client is a 32-bit application and you are running a 64-bit distro, you will need to make sure your 32-bit 3D driver is up to date. I suspect you have an out of date 32-bit 3D driver.
Created attachment 72509 [details]
My X.org log file
Created attachment 72510 [details]
Output from dmesg after running Steam and triggering corruption
Created attachment 72511 [details]
Output from glxinfo
(In reply to comment #5)
> I'm assuming you are using mesa 9.x or newer based on the version info in
> the bug header. Can you confirm? xf86-video-ati 7.0.0 requires mesa 9.x.
> Also, if the steam client is a 32-bit application and you are running a
> 64-bit distro, you will need to make sure your 32-bit 3D driver is up to
> date. I suspect you have an out of date 32-bit 3D driver.
I can confirm that I am using Mesa 9.0.1 in conjunction with xf86-video-ati 7.0.0.
I *thought* I was running Steam as a 64-bit application but based on the lack of an "ubuntu12_64" directory in my ~/.local/share/Steam directory it seems likely that my Steam installation is actually a 32-bit one.
I am using the latest emul-x86 libs (I'm running Sabayon Linux) but I also have a separate 32-bit chroot for work purposes. I will try updating the chroot environment (Since it's set up with the same distro) and installing Steam their and testing it in that environment...
Okay, so I updated the 32-bit sabayon I use for performing chroot work stuff, installed Steam and then ran the application via the 32-bit chroot and the application works perfectly.
I guess it is thus likely that the sabayon multilibs are currently running a bit behind.