Bug#564946: xserver-xorg-video-intel: screen flickers, tears, turns pink
On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 17:30:03 -0500, Sanjoy Mahajan wrote:
> The flickering in #522226 has returned since I upgraded the X server
> and kernel a couple days ago (I'm tracking 'unstable'). Now it
> flickers a once or twice per minute.
> In addition, one of the Firefox windows often gets shifted to the left
> by a few hundred pixels: not the toolbar, just the part displaying a
> webpage, leaving the toolbar where it was. Sending that Firefox
> window behind other windows and then bringing it forward often fixes it.
> Also, as I was writing this email, the whole screen turned pink.
> Suspending and resuming (S3) restored the screen to its normal state.
> The hardware is a Thinkpad T60 with Intel graphics and wireless.
At least the flickering and 'screen turns to pink' issues are a kernel
bug (or multiple kernel bugs). Adding i915.powersave=0 to the kernel
command line should work around that.