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[Bug 1546552] Re: Display distorts when performing some actions


Mike Kovacevich, thank you for reporting this and helping make Ubuntu

To see if this is already resolved, could you please test
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/ and advise to the results?

** Tags added: latest-bios-a11

** Tags added: regression-potential

** Changed in: xorg (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided => Medium

** Changed in: xorg (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Incomplete

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  Display distorts when performing some actions

Status in xorg package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  On occasions, like when trying to install Gimp via the Software
  Centre, the display distorts so that it is not readable. Sometimes
  moving the mouse around frantically puts the screen temporarily to a
  state where it is again readable but then distorts again almost
  immediately. Opening other apps, or going to a terminal screen, and
  then back sometimes gets the display back to normal and I can get some
  work done. Highly annoying and very unproductive so have had to move
  other business machines back to 15.04 which did not display the

  Maybe not related but sometimes the terminal (in a window) loses the
  mouse and seems the only way to recover is to restart the terminal.
  Also mousing over the Launch (Unity) menu bar sometimes leaves traces
  of the tooltips on the screen. Working in OpenOffice/LibreOffice -
  sometimes small bits of text are slightly garbled. Scrolling to move
  the affected text off the screen and then back on corrects the

  mike@GX520:~$ lsb_release -rd
  Description:	Ubuntu 15.10
  Release:	15.10

  Probably the same issue as bug #1540001.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.10
  Package: xorg 1:7.7+7ubuntu4
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-27.32-generic 4.2.8-ckt1
  Uname: Linux 4.2.0-27-generic i686
  ApportVersion: 2.19.1-0ubuntu5
  Architecture: i386
  CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
  CompositorRunning: compiz
  CompositorUnredirectDriverBlacklist: '(nouveau|Intel).*Mesa 8.0'
  CompositorUnredirectFSW: true
  CurrentDesktop: Unity
  Date: Wed Feb 17 13:31:31 2016
  DistUpgraded: Fresh install
  DistroCodename: wily
  DistroVariant: ubuntu
  ExtraDebuggingInterest: Yes
   Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2772] (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
     Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:01ad]
     Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:01ad]
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-02-15 (1 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Release i386 (20151021)
  MachineType: Dell Inc. OptiPlex GX520
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.2.0-27-generic root=UUID=df05bac8-06c3-4efa-b757-814324a48b72 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
  SourcePackage: xorg
  UdevLog: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/log/udev'
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  dmi.bios.date: 11/30/2006
  dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: A11
  dmi.board.name: 0XG309
  dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.chassis.type: 15
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA11:bd11/30/2006:svnDellInc.:pnOptiPlexGX520:pvr:rvnDellInc.:rn0XG309:rvr:cvnDellInc.:ct15:cvr:
  dmi.product.name: OptiPlex GX520
  dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.
  version.compiz: compiz 1:
  version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.64-1
  version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 11.0.2-1ubuntu4
  version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
  version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 11.0.2-1ubuntu4
  version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.17.2-1ubuntu9.1
  version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.9.2-1ubuntu1
  version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:7.5.0+git20150819-0ubuntu1
  version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.99.917+git20150808-0ubuntu4
  version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.11-1ubuntu3
  xserver.bootTime: Wed Feb 17 13:19:04 2016
  xserver.configfile: default
   input        Power Button         KEYBOARD, id 6
   input        Power Button         KEYBOARD, id 7
   input        Logitech Optical USB Mouse MOUSE, id 8
   input        DELL DELL USB Keyboard KEYBOARD, id 9
   input        IR-receiver inside an USB DVB receiver KEYBOARD, id 10
  xserver.logfile: /var/log/Xorg.0.log
   product id                               16396 
   vendor                                     DEL
  xserver.version: 2:1.17.2-1ubuntu9.1

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