Menu rendering is not reliable.

Bug #725782 reported by CoderGuy
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Bug Description

Release : Ubuntu 10.10 x64
Video card : Radeon 9600 pro.
Screen shot : (first post)

Applications where this has been seen
Simple desktop menu selection

When selecting an entry from the applications menu, the sub menu opens, when the mouse exits the screen area it is sometimes not cleanup up. Only quitting the parent application can then refresh the screen area.

Application windows always appear behind these artifacts making the desktop unusable.


Section "Module"
        Load "i2c"
        Load "bitmap"
        Load "ddc"
        Load "dri"
        Load "extmod"
        Load "freetype"
        Load "glx"
        Load "int10"
        Load "type1"
        Load "vbe"

Section "Screen"
 Identifier "Configured Screen Device"
 Device "Configured Video Device"
 SubSection "Display"
  Virtual 2560 1024

Section "Device"
 Identifier "Configured Video Device"
        Option "AGPMode" "4"
 Option "AGPFastWrite" "yes"
 Option "GARTSize" "64"
 Option "BusType" "AGP"
        Option "AccelMethod" "EXA"
        Option "AccelDFS" "true"
 Option "MigrationHeuristic" "greedy"
 Option "EnablePageFlip" "true"
 Option "EnableDepthMoves" "true"
        Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
        Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
        Option "ColorTiling" "true"
 Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
        Option "RenderAccel" "on"
        Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
 Option "OverlayOnCRTC1" "on"
        Option "OverlayOnCRTC2" "on"
 Option "MergedFB" "true"

Section "DRI"
 Mode 0666

Section "Extensions"
 Option "Composite" "Enable"

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) wrote :

potentially duplicate of bug 718712

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sdowney717 (sdowney717) wrote :

this bug showed up a couple months ago after a system update.
I distinctly recall on MM it was working fine, then update, then the problem came up.
Right now it is less of an issue for some reason than it was before.

I am running nvidia driver latest from nvidia web site.

I have some pictures up of what it does to the desktop

You have to be careful, when the menu is trying to open and is lagging slow, dont move on to another task, OR the screen defect shows up. If you try it several times it eventually pops open

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James E. LaBarre (jamesl-bestweb) wrote :

I get the exact same problem, but with a 32-bit install, and on an Intel GM965/GL960 display adapter (T61 thinkpad). Have seen the same thing happen with an ATI Mobility Fire GL T2 (Thinkpad T42p). Have all Compiz packages *uninstalled & purged* on both, so not a Compiz issue. The only way I have found to clear the artifacts is to find the menu that drew the object in the first place and re-open it so it redraws the item CORRECTLY the second time around. Problem is, sometimes that will cause a *different* menu item to fail in it's redraw

Now have also seen the same on Mint 10 (based on Ubuntu 10.10).

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Confirmed
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CoderGuy (alec-bickerton) wrote :

wow, this bug is ancient.

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