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Graphical problems

Postby MatthewLM » 19 Apr 2014 12:56

Hi. I have had graphical problems with KDE. See this:
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It also occurs outside of docky as well such as on the panel and in applications.

Restarting did not resolve it. I tried logging in as a new user and the problem remained, so I tried restarting and logging in as a new user and then the problem vanaished, even when I logged in as my normal user. Restarting did not reintroduce the issue. However I'm still wondering why this happened and if there is a permentant solution?

Also Kwin destroyed my application settings (for window settings) at least for Chrome, Konsole and Skype but maybe all of them, which is a problem, and the brightness control bar keeps showing up randomly, setting the brightness to random levels, though it has no effect. Here are my details:

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System:    Host: matts-pc Kernel: 3.13-1-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: KDE 4.12.4 Distro: SolydXK 1 testing
Machine:   System: Gigabyte product: H87-D3H
           Mobo: Gigabyte model: H87-D3H-CF version: x.x Bios: American Megatrends version: F3 date: 05/09/2013
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-4770 CPU (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) 
           Clock Speeds: 1: 3876.00 MHz 2: 3888.218 MHz 3: 3834.296 MHz 4: 3885.031 MHz 5: 3865.242 MHz 6: 3859.398 MHz 7: 3818.625 MHz 8: 3598.289 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller 
           X.Org: 1.15.0 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1920x1080@60.0hz 
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Desktop GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 9.2.2
Audio:     Card-1: Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel 
           Card-2: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel 
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.13-1-amd64
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR9287 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath9k 
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: e8:94:f6:3f:e1:36
           Card-2: Intel Ethernet Connection I217-V driver: e1000e 
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: 94:de:80:b1:ed:32
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1240.3GB (3.2% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: Crucial_CT240M50 size: 240.1GB 
           2: id: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD10EZEX size: 1000.2GB 
Partition: ID: / size: 205G used: 8.0G (5%) fs: ext4 ID: /boot size: 472M used: 67M (15%) fs: ext2 
           ID: /home size: 917G used: 29G (4%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 16.38GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 37.0C mobo: 29.8C 
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A 
Info:      Processes: 228 Uptime: 5 min Memory: 1168.0/15967.3MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 1.9.17 
Thanks,

Matthew

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Re: Graphical problems

Postby ScottQuier » 19 Apr 2014 16:33

IIRC, I remember seeing this when I was playing around with docks and it turned out to be a compositing issue. But, it's been a while since I played with those things and my memory isn't all it could be.
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Re: Graphical problems

Postby m00se » 19 Apr 2014 19:13

I'm getting this issue as well with no docks. Seems to come and go. I figured just it was from the new KDE but I haven't dug deeper yet.


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Re: Graphical problems

Postby MatthewLM » 20 Apr 2014 11:47

Now I'm getting an issue where compositing (Same as disabling desktop effects I'm guessing) will turn off. Using the shortcut to enable Desktop effects turns it back on. There appears to definitely be a problem with the KDE update. I'm not sure if this is also causing Konsole to act very slow with vim. I guess I'll have to use gvim.

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Re: Graphical problems

Postby ScottQuier » 20 Apr 2014 12:32

My flavor of choice is KDE. I've installed the nvidia-driver on those machines with an Nvidia card. I've not (yet :) ) seen any display issues.

On my tablet with an Intel GPU I, of course, don't have any non-free driver installed and I don't have any issues.

I have gone through the Desktop Effects and turned off a lot of the fade/translucent/etc effects and I've turned the compositing type to OpenGL 3.1
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Re: Graphical problems

Postby MatthewLM » 22 Apr 2014 08:51

Well I'm using the HD 4600 integrated graphics as I only want to be able to use desktop effects. Now every-time I login the desktop effects are disabled by default and I have to manually enable them, so something is definitely wrong. I might try another desktop. I wasn't getting graphical issues before the update. Perhaps then it's the kernel and I should try booting with the old one? But even if that works, I still have problems with the brightness bar which is annoying. Also KDE doesn't automatically switch between headphones and S/PDIF.

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Re: Graphical problems

Postby mox » 28 Apr 2014 14:38

I'm still having issues with kde - going from one virtual screen to another sometimes hangs the computer (nothing will move for some seconds, from 3 to 10 and sometimes 30!) - in firefox many times the icons and the buttons are constituted of zebra white lines up the image, and redraving will sometimes gives glitches (some area are not redrawn). Never got this problem with precedent release.
My sistem is an i3 with an integrated Intel gpu

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Re: Graphical problems

Postby MatthewLM » 29 Apr 2014 13:29

Maybe this is a problem with the updated KDE and integrated Intel graphics then?

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Re: Graphical problems

Postby mox » 30 Apr 2014 09:48

After turning off the "ADblock" extension of firefox the system appeared to be ok for some time, but the problem come again after (in particular strange horizontal lines in many points of firefox and many stranges ko's of the system when switching virtual screens but not evry time). So I can think
1) driver of Intel
2) kde release or problems with effects
3) firefox
4) kernel????

Today is going ok, but next step is to format and try to new install of the system with release 201401....

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Re: Graphical problems

Postby zerozero » 30 Apr 2014 10:03

@mox
can you please share with us the output of

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inxi -Gxx
so far we know nothing about your system, so it's not easy to propose any kind of solution.

@MatthewLM
probably mesa10 that is at the moment in our testing repo http://forums.solydxk.nl/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=3642 could make a difference there.
you need to change your sources.list according to this >> http://forums.solydxk.nl/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=182
if you do so please report back
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Re: Graphical problems

Postby belgiumsolydk » 30 Apr 2014 10:52

Hello,

I have a similar problem after last update.
Banding in some parts of the screen. Mostly in Thunderbird.

xxx@i4771-kt ~ $ inxi -Fzx
System: Host: i4771-kt Kernel: 3.13-1-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.8.2)
Desktop: KDE 4.12.4 (Qt 4.8.6) Distro: SolydXK 1 testing
Machine: System: ASUS product: All Series
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: H87M-PRO version: Rev X.0x Bios: American Megatrends version: 1305 date: 01/06/2014
CPU: Quad core Intel Core i7-4771 CPU (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 27999.1
Clock Speeds: 1: 3512.304 MHz 2: 3500.136 MHz 3: 3377.089 MHz 4: 3529.121 MHz 5: 1543.828 MHz 6: 3501.640 MHz 7: 3185.820 MHz 8: 3500.00 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
X.Org: 1.15.0 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 2560x1440@60.0hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Desktop GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 9.2.2 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1: Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Card-2: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.13-1-amd64
Network: Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
driver: r8169 ver: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
IF: eth1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (18.8% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_840 size: 250.1GB
Partition: ID: / size: 222G used: 44G (21%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 8.50GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 39.0C mobo: 29.8C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 203 Uptime: 1:33 Memory: 1215.1/7656.8MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.2
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.0) inxi: 1.9.17

example of banding : see attachment (stripes in stars)
restarting the program that shows the poblem solves it for a few minutes.
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Re: Graphical problems

Postby zerozero » 30 Apr 2014 10:55

@belgiumsolydk
i would give you the same recommendation i gave in my last post above to MatthewLM
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Re: Graphical problems

Postby belgiumsolydk » 30 Apr 2014 11:18

Hi,

doing you proposal makes it worse. Now I have banding stripes in the taskbar.
Print-screen doesn't work anymore so I can't show it to you.
text in Thunderbird is white instead of black.
Any way to easy roll back to production?
This is my main working machine you know.

edit : can't shutdown either : there is no popup with the three options : shutdown, restart, ...

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Re: Graphical problems

Postby zerozero » 30 Apr 2014 11:32

i was going to ask if you had restarted after the update; your edit tells me you didn't but i can't see how the mesa upgrade would interfere with that (weird!)

was the update clean? no errors?
done with the UM or cli?
post the last entry of

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cat /var/log/apt/history.log
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Re: Graphical problems

Postby MatthewLM » 30 Apr 2014 11:33

Thanks for the suggestion zerozero but it sounds like too much of a risk from belgiumsolydxk's post.

@belgiumsolydxk: Did you only upgrade the mesa packages? Perhaps the other testing packages caused further problems? Isn't switching back as simple as reverting your sources.list and doing update/upgrade again?

This isn't a kernel problem as I tried the old kernel and the problems were even worse, so my guess is that the kernel is fine.

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Re: Graphical problems

Postby belgiumsolydk » 30 Apr 2014 11:37

I restarted after the apt-get dist-upgrade. I thought this was necessary after mesa update.
No problems reported along the upgrade process
did it with terminal

Reboot problem solved after (2nd) reboot (initiated through terminal)
screenshots work again: see attachments

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Start-Date: 2014-04-30  13:09:59
Commandline: apt-get dist-upgrade
Install: libxshmfence-dev:amd64 (1.1-2, automatic), libxcb-dri3-dev:amd64 (1.10-2, automatic), libllvm3.4:amd64 (3.4-2, automatic), libllvm3.4:i386 (3.4-2, automatic), libxcb-sync1:i386 (1.10-2, automatic), libxcb-sync-dev:amd64 (1.10-2, automatic), libwayland-egl1-mesa:amd64 (10.1.0-5, automatic), libxcb-present-dev:amd64 (1.10-2, automatic), libxcb-dri3-0:amd64 (1.10-2, automatic), libxcb-dri3-0:i386 (1.10-2, automatic), libxcb-present0:amd64 (1.10-2, automatic), libxcb-present0:i386 (1.10-2, automatic), libxshmfence1:i386 (1.1-2, automatic)
Upgrade: libgl1-mesa-dev:amd64 (9.2.2-1, 10.1.0-5), libegl1-mesa:amd64 (9.2.2-1, 10.1.0-5), libopenvg1-mesa:amd64 (9.2.2-1, 10.1.0-5), libegl1-mesa-drivers:amd64 (9.2.2-1, 10.1.0-5), debian-plymouth-manager:amd64 (2.1.9, 2.2.0), ddm:amd64 (1.0.3, 1.0.4), libgl1-mesa-dri:amd64 (9.2.2-1, 10.1.0-5), libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 (9.2.2-1, 10.1.0-5), firefox:amd64 (28.0, 29.0), libglapi-mesa:amd64 (9.2.2-1, 10.1.0-5), libglapi-mesa:i386 (9.2.2-1, 10.1.0-5), solydxk-sws:amd64 (0.6.9, 0.7.0), solydxk-softwaremanager:amd64 (7.6.0, 7.6.1), libgl1-mesa-glx:amd64 (9.2.2-1, 10.1.0-5), libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 (9.2.2-1, 10.1.0-5), firefox-l10n-nl:amd64 (28.0, 29.0), solydk-system-adjustments:amd64 (1.2.5, 1.2.6), updatemanager:amd64 (2.1.0, 2.1.6), libgbm1:amd64 (9.2.2-1, 10.1.0-5), firefox-solydxk-adjustments:amd64 (28.0, 29.0), mesa-common-dev:amd64 (9.2.2-1, 10.1.0-5), solydk-grub2-theme:amd64 (1.0.2, 1.0.3)
End-Date: 2014-04-30  13:10:18
in general very weird video things happening on my screen.
Usable but not for more than an hour.
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Re: Graphical problems

Postby zerozero » 30 Apr 2014 11:40

it isn't a kernel or kde problem (like i also saw somewhere); it's a combination of the xorg + mesa updates specially visible with intel gpu's
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Re: Graphical problems

Postby zerozero » 30 Apr 2014 11:45

and if you follow the same recipe that i had to follow. see here >> http://forums.solydxk.nl/viewtopic.php? ... 642#p33817 (create a minimal xorg.conf to force SNA)
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Re: Graphical problems

Postby belgiumsolydk » 30 Apr 2014 11:46

how can I revert to mesa 9.2.2 without breaking anything else?

edit = I created the xorg.conf file as root
the banding appears briefly when starting up in the plymouth screen.
Once completely in KDE the banding is gone.
Maximising or minimising a program is not so fluent as it was before.
I suppose that all should be fluent on my hardware with all standard options of SolydK.

edit 2 = when going in the top left angle of the screen for showing all programs, a lot of mistakes are on the screen.
black lines, missing screens, ...

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Re: Graphical problems

Postby PRafael » 01 May 2014 00:42

Hi.

I had a similar problem after the last update (in my case was text overlapping when the window change,ex. in kontact when I switched from "mail" to "contacts" to "task" the window title bar showed the 3 windows titles overlapping (also in chromium when changing tabs..and so on). Also..windows effects were disabled or cannot be turned on "due some hardware problem" :?: .

Well, all was correted, and disappeared, when I change my windows decorations in system settings from air-oxygen to oxygen.

I'm not a Linux/Debian expert but..worked for me. :mrgreen:

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