Bug 19823 - intel driver 2.6.1 draws "dancing blurry boldy fonts"
Summary: intel driver 2.6.1 draws "dancing blurry boldy fonts"
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Driver/intel (show other bugs)
Version: 7.4 (2008.09)
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Carl Worth
QA Contact: Xorg Project Team
Keywords: NEEDINFO
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-01-30 00:10 UTC by Diego Escalante Urrelo
Modified: 2009-02-03 19:07 UTC (History)
0 users

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see the 'http' in the url bar (23.25 KB, image/png)
2009-01-30 00:10 UTC, Diego Escalante Urrelo
no flags Details
Updated screenshot (9.51 KB, image/png)
2009-01-31 00:00 UTC, Diego Escalante Urrelo
no flags Details

Description Diego Escalante Urrelo 2009-01-30 00:10:12 UTC
Created attachment 22374 [details]
see the 'http' in the url bar

Using intel 2.6.1 I get 'dancing blurry boldy fonts', see screenshot. On 2.5.x this was also present, but it's less evident now.
Comment 1 Diego Escalante Urrelo 2009-01-31 00:00:28 UTC
Created attachment 22407 [details]
Updated screenshot

This is a more recent screenshot, using the following:

ii  xorg                                      1:7.4~5ubuntu11
ii  xserver-xorg                              1:7.4~5ubuntu11
ii  xserver-xorg-core                         2:
ii  xserver-xorg-input-evdev                  1:2.1.1-1ubuntu1
ii  xserver-xorg-input-kbd                    1:1.3.1-2ubuntu1
ii  xserver-xorg-video-intel                  2:2.6.1-1ubuntu1

ii  libdrm-intel1                             2.4.4-0ubuntu2
ii  libdrm2                                   2.4.4-0ubuntu2

diego@milkyway:~$ uname -a
Linux milkyway 2.6.28-6-generic #17-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jan 30 15:34:36 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux

Note the ugly Back and bgo words, they are half bolded, if i trigger a redraw (say hover over them) they will be 'fixed'.
Comment 2 Eric Anholt 2009-02-03 17:10:16 UTC
Xorg.0.log, dmesg.
Comment 3 Diego Escalante Urrelo 2009-02-03 19:06:40 UTC
Sorry about that, I completely failed at good bug reporting there :-$.
But I have a good thing to say, I just tested a newer version from xorg-edgers:

xserver-xorg-video-intel (2: jaunty; urgency=low

  * Checkout from git 20090127 (master branch) up to commit

And I no longer have the problem. Also some other bugs like my resume problems have been resolved :). I still don't feel like marking my other reported problems as fixed. But this one is solved for now. Thanks and sorry for lack of good reporting.
Comment 4 Diego Escalante Urrelo 2009-02-03 19:07:14 UTC
Oops, marking fixed.

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