Bug 93169 - Display curruption in i915 affecting client-side fonts
Summary: Display curruption in i915 affecting client-side fonts
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Driver/intel (show other bugs)
Version: 7.7 (2012.06)
Hardware: Other All
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Assignee: Chris Wilson
QA Contact: Intel GFX Bugs mailing list
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-11-30 03:24 UTC by monnier
Modified: 2015-11-30 09:36 UTC (History)
0 users

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i915 platform:
i915 features:

display snapshot (110.14 KB, image/png)
2015-11-30 03:24 UTC, monnier
no flags Details
Xorg.o.log (22.69 KB, text/plain)
2015-11-30 04:04 UTC, monnier
no flags Details

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Description monnier 2015-11-30 03:24:56 UTC
Created attachment 120202 [details]
display snapshot

I have to restart my X server every couple weeks on my Thinkpad X201s these days, because after a while, something happens (my gut tells me some kind of memory-management issue, but I really have no idea) that causes serious display corruption:

I attached a snapshot of this web-page as I'm trying to blind-type into it.

Once the problem appears (typically in Firefox, but not always), restarting Firefox makes no difference.  And the problem also affects other applications (even if they were started before).  Only restarting the X server helps.
Comment 1 monnier 2015-11-30 04:04:51 UTC
Created attachment 120203 [details]
Comment 2 Chris Wilson 2015-11-30 09:36:35 UTC
As a starting point, please build yourself http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/driver/xf86-video-intel/

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