Bug#529178: xserver-xorg-video-ati: Suffering from this bug + Possible mitigation
pablo at sifflez.org
Wed Apr 3 12:33:16 PDT 2013
On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 8:59 PM, Alex Deucher <alexdeucher at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 2:22 PM, Pablo Oliveira <pablo at sifflez.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 3:34 PM, Alex Deucher <alexdeucher at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 10:04 AM, Pablo Oliveira <pablo at sifflez.org> wrote:
> >> > Package: xserver-xorg-video-ati
> >> > Version: 1:6.14.4-8
> >> > Followup-For: Bug #529178
> >> > [...]
> >> >
> >> > * If I run "xset dpms force off" the problems disappears completely.
> >> To clarify, do you mean that after a dpms cycle both monitors work
> >> correctly?
> > Yes, after turning off DPMS, both monitors work correctly.
> > I have been using the system all day without any flickering problems.
> >> Does a newer kernel help? 3.2 is pretty old. There were
> >> a number of display related fixes that went into 3.7 for example.
> > I will try with a new kernel and report back.
> > Also, I would add that, like the other people affected by this bug,
> > the problem triggers often when scrolling a window.
> Is this the same issue? I.e., does the blinking come back after a
> dpms cycle if you scroll?
After a dpms cycle the problem disapears *completely*, whether I scroll or not.
If I *do not* dpms cycle, the screen blinks randomly, but the blinking
triggers often during a scroll.
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