|Summary:||(radeon) screen blanks in dualhead when cursor moves from one head to another|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||daryl herzmann <akrherz>|
|Component:||XFree86||Assignee:||Mike A. Harris <mharris>|
|Status:||CLOSED ERRATA||QA Contact:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Version:||9||CC:||arechenberg, crl4, hugh, tfurnish-redhatforums|
|Fixed In Version:||4.3.0-2.90.43||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2003-11-27 22:44:48 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description daryl herzmann 2003-04-03 06:17:06 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20030225 Description of problem: With my dual head ATI Radeon card, the RHS screen goes blank once the cursor moves into it. With the help of Jim Hayward on the shrike list, this was a known bug in XFree and I have attached the patch he sent me. I can't confirm that it works, but he says it works for him! I am working on recompiling the SRPM as I type this tonight! Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): XFree86-4.3.0-2 How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Launch X 2. MOve cursor to RHS window 3. Actual Results: screen goes blank, monitor loses sync Expected Results: I should see my screen with the cursor in it :) Additional info: Big thanks to Jim on this one! I thought I was doing something very wrong!
Comment 1 daryl herzmann 2003-04-03 06:18:28 UTC
Created attachment 90861 [details] Patch that fixes this bug.
Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2003-04-03 09:08:25 UTC
I'm not sure what you mean by "RHS screen". Please attach your XFree86 config file and log file so I can attempt to reproduce the problem, and also test and confirm the fix. Thanks for the patch also.
Comment 5 daryl herzmann 2003-04-03 14:58:10 UTC
Sorry about the "RHS" term, I have read too many scientific publications! :) RHS == Right Hand Side , like in equations. Anyway, it the right hand side monitor of my dual monitor display.
Comment 6 daryl herzmann 2003-04-03 21:23:23 UTC
I downloaded the SRPM from RHN, applied the patch, rebuild the RPM, installed the RPM and am currently typing this from my RHS monitor! :) PATCHWORKSFORME
Comment 7 Dana Canfield 2003-04-09 20:56:28 UTC
Confirming that I have the same problem with the Radeon 7500 card. For Mike, from what I've read, you will be unable to reproduce the problem unless you're using a dual-head Radeon card. It is definitely related to the "fancy cursors" as shutting them off fixes the problem, and because the problem doesn't occur until a user logs in (you can move back and forth between screens all day on the login screen).
Comment 8 Mike A. Harris 2003-04-10 20:55:04 UTC
I haven't tried to reproduce this problem yet, but the patch attached appears reasonable. I will try to reproduce the problem sometime soon, and test the patch also. Most likely it will be applied. Could you let me know where the patch originated so I can provide proper credit in the changelogs? Thanks.
Comment 9 Jim Hayward 2003-04-11 01:46:14 UTC
Michel DÃ¤nzer posted the patch to XFree86 bugzilla. The link to the XFree86 bug report is below. http://bugs.xfree86.org//cgi-bin/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=90
Comment 10 Mike A. Harris 2003-04-13 01:30:29 UTC
*** Bug 88748 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 11 Mike A. Harris 2003-04-13 01:41:53 UTC
Patch applied to 4.3.0-3.6 which will appear in rawhide sometime in the future.
Comment 14 Mike A. Harris 2003-04-18 09:33:41 UTC
*** Bug 89060 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 15 daryl herzmann 2003-04-27 06:59:49 UTC
As was requested on the XFree list, I installed 4.3.0-5 and it resolves this bug. I really appreciate the help with this issue!
Comment 16 Mike A. Harris 2003-05-01 02:56:03 UTC
*** Bug 89872 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 17 Mike A. Harris 2003-05-01 02:58:44 UTC
Just a note to others searching bugzilla for this problem: This bug affected all dualhead Radeon hardware, including Radeon VE / 7000, Radeon 8500, Radeon 9000 / 9500 / 9700, FireGL 8700 / 8800, and any others I've missed. Again, it's fixed in rawhide, the current package is 4.3.0-6.
Comment 18 Trever Furnish 2003-05-07 21:21:35 UTC
I'll keep this short since I'm probably asking this via the wrong channel (a closed bugzilla report), but I think this info would be helpful to others with my experience level, so perhaps the info does belong in bugzilla... Having same problem - one screen of dual-head radeon shuts off when mouse switches screens - and although you folks seem to have found a fix, I'm not sure how to apply it. Mike Harris seems to have incorporated the fix into an updated package for rawhide, but Mike, you only give a version number, not a package name. What package name is it (Just XFree86?)? More importantly, where can a rawhide package be obtained and should it apply cleanly to stock Redhat9 or will it depend on other rawhide packages? Daryl has attached an actual patch file, but I'm not sure what the proper procedure is for rebuilding an RPM from the SRPM after applying a patch. I can probably find that one documented somewhere, so I'll look for that answer, but any help would be appreciated (and may be nice for others stumbling in here). Sorry if this is the wrong channel for asking such a question - feel free to correct me.
Comment 19 Mike A. Harris 2003-05-07 21:56:47 UTC
You've correctly surmised that bugzilla is not a technical support forum for Q and A. Please use our mailing lists for these types of questions, in order to achieve the best help possible. Thanks.
Comment 20 D. Hugh Redelmeier 2003-11-27 20:46:28 UTC
Is this fixed for RHL9 with the XFree86 update? [RHSA-2003:288-01] Updated XFree86 packages provide security and bug fixes The announcement does not list buzilla reports that it addresses.
Comment 21 Mike A. Harris 2003-11-27 22:42:23 UTC
The latest RHL 9 erratum is almost identical to the XFree86 that ships in Fedora Core 1, so any bugs that are fixed in Fedora Core 1 should now also be fixed in RHL 9 erratum. The only differences between the two are some libGL optimization patches which are only available in Fedora Core 1's XFree86 due to compiler and glibc dependancies the new optimizations require. Hope this helps.
Comment 22 Mike A. Harris 2003-11-27 22:42:52 UTC
Updating resolution for consistency..
Comment 23 Mike A. Harris 2003-11-27 22:44:48 UTC
This bug was fixed originally in 4.3.0-3.6 in RAWHIDE, and all releases since including Fedora Core 1. The latest update of XFree86-4.3.0-2.90.43 for RHL 9 also fixes this problem.