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Old 11-01-2010, 11:10 AM
Julien Cristau
 
Default Bug#601997: base: Irregular sync flashes on 8086:2a42

On Sun, Oct 31, 2010 at 16:33:49 +0000, Russel Winder wrote:

> Package: base
> Severity: normal
>
>
> A report was filed on Launchpad against Ubuntu Lucid reporting that the kernel upgrade from Karmic to Lucid
> introduced irregular sync flashes on the screen. cf.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-intel/+bug/538648.
>
> The problem reported there is also seeming to affect Debian Squeeze.
>
> The upgrade to Ubuntu Maverick has caused the problem to go away when using that OS. Sadly though the
> problem still afflicts Debian Squeeze. Is there any way the information from the Ubuntu-oriented
> investigation can be applied to Debian Squeeze?
>
The ubuntu bug doesn't seem to point to a fix (or it's to much of a mess
for me to find it). Somebody would have to bisect between 2.6.33 and a
fixed kernel to find out what fixed this, I guess.

Cheers,
Julien
 

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