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Bug#613571: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: VGA screen flickers when accessing card0-TV-1/status

reassign 613571 linux-image-2.6.37-trunk-amd64

OoO  Pendant  le repas  du  mardi 15  février  2011,  vers 19:30,  Cyril
Brulebois <kibi@debian.org> disait :

>> I am using a dual monitor setup. Since recently, my VGA screen
>> started to flicker every minute. It starts flickering as soon as GDM
>> is up. I have discovered that the culprit is upowerd which queries
>> the following file:
>> /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0/drm/card0/card0-TV-1/status
>> Querying this file by hand makes the screen flicker. I have no TV
>> out on my card. I also have the flickering when using "xrandr"
>> command. I suppose it is querying the same file.
>> I will try to pass tv_disable=1 to nouveau module and keep you informed.

> doesn't that look like a kernel bug?

Yes, it is also flickering on the console, without X server started. The
bug was here with 2.6.36 and is also here with 2.6.37. tv_disable=1 does
not solve  the problem.  I have issued  chmod 0 on  card0-TV-1/status to
avoid this issue.

I reassign this bug to linux-image-2.6.37-trunk-amd64.
BOFH excuse #429:
Temporal anomaly

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