Bug 35519 - drawing of drop down boxes produces artifacts temporarily
Summary: drawing of drop down boxes produces artifacts temporarily
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 34427
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Driver/Radeon (show other bugs)
Version: 7.6 (2010.12)
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: high major
Assignee: xf86-video-ati maintainers
QA Contact: Xorg Project Team
Keywords: regression
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-03-21 13:37 UTC by Bryce Harrington
Modified: 2011-03-24 09:24 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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xrandr (6.73 KB, text/plain)
2011-03-21 13:39 UTC, Bryce Harrington
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2011-03-21 13:39 UTC, Bryce Harrington
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2011-03-21 14:18 UTC, Bryce Harrington
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CurrentDmesg.txt (245.31 KB, text/plain)
2011-03-21 14:19 UTC, Bryce Harrington
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2011-03-21 14:23 UTC, Bryce Harrington
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Description Bryce Harrington 2011-03-21 13:37:47 UTC
Forwarding this bug from Ubuntu reporter Brian Murray:

Drop down boxes for menus and context menus show a very brief artifacted box (looks like uninitialized graphics memory), before drawing the correct menu.

Typically it appears when you go to a window that hasn't been accessed in a while and then right click or open the menu.  Subsequent menu activity in that window doesn't show the problem, but if you leave the window for a few minutes and then come back, it'll recur.

Unfortunately the display is so brief it's not possible to get a snapshot.  Hopefully it's clear enough from the description.

It occurs with compositing either on or off, and has been occurring for the past month (I think coinciding with when we switched to r600g as the default in ubuntu).

[Original Description]
When clicking a menu like View in Audacity or clicking a drop down list in Firefox I briefly see artifacts before the list or menu is rendered.

DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: xserver-xorg-video-radeon 1:6.14.0-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-5.32-generic 2.6.38-rc6
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-5-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
CheckboxSubmission: fee5e196cb921cbd36888f428b38b488
CheckboxSystem: 2a6f54df59af338184485e85cbcf0d32
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: None
 status: disconnected
 enabled: disabled
 dpms: Off
Date: Mon Feb 28 12:53:01 2011
DistUpgraded: Yes, recently upgraded Log time: 2010-11-29 08:39:20.158516
DistroCodename: natty
DistroVariant: ubuntu
 ATI Technologies Inc RV730 PRO [Radeon HD 4650] [1002:9498] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: XFX Pine Group Inc. Device [1682:2451]
MachineType: Dell Inc. Dell DXP051
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-2.6.38-5-generic root=UUID=615bf598-a228-4bcc-9e4c-2aceb30c7c3e ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
Renderer: Unknown
SourcePackage: xserver-xorg-video-ati
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-02-23 (4 days ago)
dmi.bios.date: 10/28/2005
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.bios.version: A02
dmi.board.name: 0YC523
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.chassis.type: 7
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA02:bd10/28/2005:svnDellInc.:pnDellDXP051:pvr:rvnDellInc.:rn0YC523:rvr:cvnDellInc.:ct7:cvr:
dmi.product.name: Dell DXP051
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.4-0ubuntu1
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.23-1ubuntu3
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 7.10.1~git20110215.cc1636b6-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg: xserver-xorg 1:7.6~3ubuntu8
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.0-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.14.0-1ubuntu11
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20110107+b795ca6e-0ubuntu5
Comment 1 Bryce Harrington 2011-03-21 13:39:22 UTC
Created attachment 44687 [details]
Comment 2 Bryce Harrington 2011-03-21 13:39:44 UTC
Created attachment 44688 [details]
Comment 3 Bryce Harrington 2011-03-21 14:18:44 UTC
Created attachment 44690 [details]
Comment 4 Bryce Harrington 2011-03-21 14:19:06 UTC
Created attachment 44691 [details]
Comment 5 Bryce Harrington 2011-03-21 14:23:39 UTC
Created attachment 44692 [details]
Comment 6 Nicolas Delvaux 2011-03-21 15:06:54 UTC
Here is a screenshot I made with my phone: http://launchpadlibrarian.net/66657228/corruption.png
Comment 7 Nicolas Delvaux 2011-03-21 15:28:27 UTC
Forgot to add that I notice this problem with my Radeon mobility X700 (R300g)
Comment 8 Oldrich Jedlicka 2011-03-21 22:27:34 UTC
Same here, ATI Mobility Radeon 3470 (r600g), KDE 4.6.1, qt 4.7.2, xorg-server/mesa/libdrm/xf86-video-ati git master. It is there for a long time now, cannot say when it started. It is not very distracting, so I didn't report it. It is easily reproducible - just open any popup-menu and when it appears, the area looks corrupted (uninitialized?) until it is first drawn (happens very soon).
Comment 9 Michel Dänzer 2011-03-22 02:32:57 UTC
Sounds like bug 34427.
Comment 10 Nicolas Delvaux 2011-03-24 09:13:49 UTC
(In reply to comment #9)
> Sounds like bug 34427.

Indeed, proposed patch from bug 34427 solved this here.
Comment 11 Michel Dänzer 2011-03-24 09:24:05 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 34427 ***

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