Re: Lenovo T520i X11 Intel i810 "static display" issue
In article <hd6iK-1eQfirstname.lastname@example.org>,
Dr. Ed Morbius <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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.
>> (I'm running an Asus laptop with an Intel 965GM chipset.)
> Thanks, Bill.
> Any chance that the video codec and GLX issues I'm having are also
> I can play Flash videos but not full-screen. Attempting to use any
> video codec I've tried so far in mplayer/xine hangs the video session
I don't see those problems. Full-screen video works fine for me in
both Opera/Flash and xine.