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[Bug 1386534] [NEW] kernel dependent deterministic view crash on X startup


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kernel 3.13.0-37 and 3.16.0-23, but not kernel 3.13.0-36

The phenomenon: just when the user interface starts at the end of the
Ununtu startup, the screen reamins in one solid color (very light grey,
this is the everage of my colors), except for the topmost 3-4 scan
lines, where one can see some sort of vibrating content. Sometimes there
is a 1-3 seconds of normal operation just at the start, when Ctrl-Alt-F2
works, and swithing there one can work in the character terminal
forever.  But as soon as the disorder in the X view appears, even the
Ctrl-Alt-F2 console change does not work visually, however a blindly
stroken Ctr-Alt-Del is correctly executed.

What I know: (1) on the core i3 based laptop there is no trace of this
kind of view crash, while in case of the Phenom x6 1100t and Radeon HD
6570 based desktop machine the problem is fully deterministic.  (2) the
problem is distro independet, i.e.:  I have it with Ubuntu 14.04 +
kernel 3.13.0-37-generic, and also with Ubuntu 14.10 +
3.16.0-23-generic, and I do NOT have it with Ubuntu 14.04 + kernel
3.13.0-36-generic, and also with Ubuntu 14.10 + 3.13.0-36-generic.  (3)
In case of Ubuntu 14.04 in average every second or third boot gave a 1-3
seconds of grace period when I could escape to Ctrl-Alt-F2, while in
case of Ubuntu 14.10 there is no such a short time slot when I could
escape.  (4) my configuration is set to fall into my only user account
directly, I will do experiments, whether the problem is there, if the
startup is without falling into an account.

If I can, I will apport log files with produced with the
3.16.0-23-generic kernel as well, not only with the 3.13.0-36-generic.

I try to send the remaining information after my work day, now I have to leave, sorry.
ApportVersion: 2.14.7-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
CompositorRunning: compiz
CompositorUnredirectDriverBlacklist: '(nouveau|Intel).*Mesa 8.0'
CompositorUnredirectFSW: true
 [   11.299825] init: plymouth-upstart-bridge main process ended, respawning
 [   11.329699] systemd-logind[1615]: Failed to start unit user@1000.service: Unknown unit: user@1000.service
 [   11.329706] systemd-logind[1615]: Failed to start user service: Unknown unit: user@1000.service
 [   11.332093] systemd-logind[1615]: New session c1 of user prohlep.
 [   11.332112] systemd-logind[1615]: Linked /tmp/.X11-unix/X0 to /run/user/1000/X11-display.
DistUpgraded: 2014-10-27 10:17:33,100 DEBUG enabling apt cron job
DistroCodename: utopic
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.10
DistroVariant: ubuntu
ExtraDebuggingInterest: Yes, including running git bisection searches
 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Turks PRO [Radeon HD 6570/7570/8550] [1002:6759] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: XFX Pine Group Inc. Device [1682:3195]
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-06-26 (124 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140417)
MachineType: System manufacturer System Product Name
Package: xorg 1:7.7+7ubuntu2
PackageArchitecture: amd64
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-36-generic root=UUID=db97e979-6d3b-43cb-9159-341be03e6c9e ro
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-36.63-generic
Tags:  utopic ubuntu compiz-0.9
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-36-generic x86_64
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to utopic on 2014-10-27 (1 days ago)
_MarkForUpload: True
dmi.bios.date: 07/18/2011
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: 2301
dmi.board.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.board.name: M4A89GTD-PRO/USB3
dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
dmi.board.version: Rev 1.xx
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: Asset-1234567890
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: Chassis Manufacture
dmi.chassis.version: Chassis Version
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvr2301:bd07/18/2011:svnSystemmanufacturer:pnSystemProductName:pvrSystemVersion:rvnASUSTeKComputerINC.:rnM4A89GTD-PRO/USB3:rvrRev1.xx:cvnChassisManufacture:ct3:cvrChassisVersion:
dmi.product.name: System Product Name
dmi.product.version: System Version
dmi.sys.vendor: System manufacturer
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.12+14.10.20140918-0ubuntu1
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs N/A
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.56-1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 10.3.0-0ubuntu3
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 10.3.0-0ubuntu3
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.16.0-1ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.9.0-1ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:7.4.0-2ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.99.914-1~exp1ubuntu4
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.11-1ubuntu2
xserver.bootTime: Tue Oct 28 21:34:24 2014
xserver.configfile: default
 input        Power Button         KEYBOARD, id 6
 input        Power Button         KEYBOARD, id 7
 input        A4Tech PS/2+USB Mouse MOUSE, id 8
 input        Cypress Cypress USB Keyboard / PS2 Mouse KEYBOARD, id 9
 input        Cypress Cypress USB Keyboard / PS2 Mouse KEYBOARD, id 10
xserver.logfile: /var/log/Xorg.0.log
xserver.version: 2:1.16.0-1ubuntu1
xserver.video_driver: radeon

** Affects: linux (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: apport-collected compiz-0.9 ubuntu utopic
kernel dependent deterministic view crash on X startup
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