Re: Lenovo T520i X11 Intel i810 "static display" issue
on 01:46 Sun 10 Jul, Bill Brelsford (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> In article <hctKpemail@example.com>,
> Dr. Ed Morbius <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I've been running into an issue with a Lenovo Thinkpad T520i running
> > squeeze where the X11 display goes into a sort of "static" state. It's
> > usually after a pm-suspend or pm-hibernate (but not after all
> > suspend/hibernates), and sometimes simply when awakening the
> > screensaver. Restarting X generally (always?) clears the issue, but
> > doesn't do much for preserving session state.
> > The symptoms are that the display doesn't update -- while it's viewable.
> > There's no visible response to keyboard or mouse inputs. The pointer
> > itself /does/ move around the display, but windows don't take focus,
> > won't resize or move, etc.
> > However if I toggle away (<shift><alt><F1-6>) then back to (<alt><F7> or
> > <alt><F8>) the display -- the changes /are/ reflected. I've taken
> > advantage of this to shut down windows/apps cleanly.
> > If i restart X ("sudo /etc/init.d/kdm stop; sudo /etc/init.d/kdm start"
> > from another virtual console), X works properly, usually.
> > I've noticed this under several desktops / window managers (GNOME, KDE,
> > XFCE, twm, wmaker). It doesn't appear to be specific to the window
> > manager.
> > Restarting the window manager doesn't clear the behavior.
> > Occasionally when xscreensaver is activated, moving the mouse won't
> > bring up the password dialog, but the mouse is limited to moving within
> > the bounds of where that dialog would be.
> > Graphics devicde appears to be Intel Integrated Graphics Chipsets: i810
> > famiily.
> > 1: Any idea what the bug is? Or a fix?
> > 2: What package(s) should I file it against?
> It appears to be a bug in xserver-xorg-video-intel that occurs
> under kernels 2.6.38 and 2.6.39. The latter seems to help some --
> in my case anyway -- but the problem is still there. See bug
> 622308 (which has been closed); bugs 626337 and 627249 are similar.
... and: I'm running 2.6.38-2-amd64
Will try the .39 upgrade.
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