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MR ZenWiz 06-30-2012 08:37 PM

xscreensaver oddity
 
For some reason, on my home desktop when the screensaver is active and
I type something or move the mouse, the unlock window panel remains
invisible behind the images of the screensaver. This does not happen
on my laptop or my work desktop.

Is there a setting for this?

Thanks.

MR

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MR ZenWiz 07-07-2012 05:31 PM

Xscreensaver oddity
 
On one of my machines, when xscreensaver is running and the system is
locked, when I type something or move the mouse, the pop-up window
where xscreensaver receives input for the password (and allows cancel
or new login) does not overlay the screen saver image that is on
display. The mouse appears and can only move within the area where
the window would appear, but the window not visible.

This happens with all the default screensavers contained in
xscreensaver except Fiberlamp, FuzzyFlakes or GLMatrix. I use
GLSlideShow.

Is anyone else seeing this?

I've had an exchange with Jamie (who wrote xscreensaver), and he
thinks my video driver may be at fault.

My hardware where this is happening is:

OS: 3.2.0-26-generic #41-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jun 14 17:49:24 UTC 2012
x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=precise
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 12.04 LTS"

Internal hardware:
M/B: MSI 880G-e45 (MSI-7576) S/N 601-7576-110B1011342290
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2GHz S/N 9P52092B10266
ram: 16GB Corsair DDR3 1333MHz (PC10600) 4x4G 9-9-9-24
K/M: Logitech MX3000 Cordless Desktop (keyboard & laser mouse)
sds: /dev/sda Hitachi 1TB SATA-300
/dev/sdb Seagate 1TB SATA-300
dvd: /dev/sr0 Pioneer 1810 (DVR-112D) 18x DVD+/-RW/DL
/dev/sr1 Samsung SH-S223L 22x DVD+/-RW/DL LS
vid: ATI Radeon HD 4250 RS880 (on board)
nic: RealTek RTL8111/8168B 1000/100/10 (on board)
f/w: AMI BIOS V2.11 (12/08/2010)
xtr: KingWin Hot Swap KF-1000-BK
Silverstone USB 2.0x4, Firewire x1, head/mic

External:
mon: Hannspree I-Inc IH283 28" 1920x1200
net: Cisco/Linksys WRT120N
ups: APC BackUPS NS 700
usb: Brother HL-2240D laser printer
Canon CanoScan N1240U/LiDE 30
HP OfficeJet J3600 print/copy/scan/fax
Fantom 2TB USB 2.0 HDD

I'm not really sure which video driver I'm running, but it looks like
fglrx (lsmod: size 3263886, used by 155).

My xorg.conf is pretty simple:

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
DefaultDepth 24
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
EndSection

Thanks.

MR

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Michał Olber 07-07-2012 07:22 PM

Xscreensaver oddity
 
You didn't type which fglrx you have. Could you
write it here?




W dniu 2012-07-07 19:31, MR ZenWiz
pisze:



On one of my machines, when xscreensaver is running and the system is
locked, when I type something or move the mouse, the pop-up window
where xscreensaver receives input for the password (and allows cancel
or new login) does not overlay the screen saver image that is on
display. The mouse appears and can only move within the area where
the window would appear, but the window not visible.

This happens with all the default screensavers contained in
xscreensaver except Fiberlamp, FuzzyFlakes or GLMatrix. I use
GLSlideShow.

Is anyone else seeing this?

I've had an exchange with Jamie (who wrote xscreensaver), and he
thinks my video driver may be at fault.

My hardware where this is happening is:

OS: 3.2.0-26-generic #41-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jun 14 17:49:24 UTC 2012
x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=precise
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 12.04 LTS"

Internal hardware:
M/B: MSI 880G-e45 (MSI-7576) S/N 601-7576-110B1011342290
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2GHz S/N 9P52092B10266
ram: 16GB Corsair DDR3 1333MHz (PC10600) 4x4G 9-9-9-24
K/M: Logitech MX3000 Cordless Desktop (keyboard & laser mouse)
sds: /dev/sda Hitachi 1TB SATA-300
/dev/sdb Seagate 1TB SATA-300
dvd: /dev/sr0 Pioneer 1810 (DVR-112D) 18x DVD+/-RW/DL
/dev/sr1 Samsung SH-S223L 22x DVD+/-RW/DL LS
vid: ATI Radeon HD 4250 RS880 (on board)
nic: RealTek RTL8111/8168B 1000/100/10 (on board)
f/w: AMI BIOS V2.11 (12/08/2010)
xtr: KingWin Hot Swap KF-1000-BK
Silverstone USB 2.0x4, Firewire x1, head/mic

External:
mon: Hannspree I-Inc IH283 28" 1920x1200
net: Cisco/Linksys WRT120N
ups: APC BackUPS NS 700
usb: Brother HL-2240D laser printer
Canon CanoScan N1240U/LiDE 30
HP OfficeJet J3600 print/copy/scan/fax
Fantom 2TB USB 2.0 HDD

I'm not really sure which video driver I'm running, but it looks like
fglrx (lsmod: size 3263886, used by 155).

My xorg.conf is pretty simple:

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
DefaultDepth 24
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
EndSection

Thanks.

MR





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MR ZenWiz 07-07-2012 07:49 PM

Xscreensaver oddity
 
On Sat, Jul 7, 2012 at 12:22 PM, Michał Olber <michal.olber@osworld.pl> wrote:
> You didn't type which fglrx you have. Could you write it here?
>
Actually, I'm not entirely sure. When I looked it up in Synaptic, it
said fglrx was not installed.

I installed the latest version, which is 2:8.960-0ubuntu1, and it
shows in lsmod as

fglrx 3263886 157

The problem still occurs, though I haven't logged out or rebooted....

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Ric Moore 07-07-2012 08:37 PM

Xscreensaver oddity
 
On 07/07/2012 01:31 PM, MR ZenWiz wrote:

On one of my machines, when xscreensaver is running and the system is
locked, when I type something or move the mouse, the pop-up window
where xscreensaver receives input for the password (and allows cancel
or new login) does not overlay the screen saver image that is on
display. The mouse appears and can only move within the area where
the window would appear, but the window not visible.

This happens with all the default screensavers contained in
xscreensaver except Fiberlamp, FuzzyFlakes or GLMatrix. I use
GLSlideShow.

Is anyone else seeing this?

I've had an exchange with Jamie (who wrote xscreensaver), and he
thinks my video driver may be at fault.

My hardware where this is happening is:

OS: 3.2.0-26-generic #41-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jun 14 17:49:24 UTC 2012
x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=precise
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 12.04 LTS"

Internal hardware:
M/B: MSI 880G-e45 (MSI-7576) S/N 601-7576-110B1011342290
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2GHz S/N 9P52092B10266
ram: 16GB Corsair DDR3 1333MHz (PC10600) 4x4G 9-9-9-24
K/M: Logitech MX3000 Cordless Desktop (keyboard & laser mouse)
sds: /dev/sda Hitachi 1TB SATA-300
/dev/sdb Seagate 1TB SATA-300
dvd: /dev/sr0 Pioneer 1810 (DVR-112D) 18x DVD+/-RW/DL
/dev/sr1 Samsung SH-S223L 22x DVD+/-RW/DL LS
vid: ATI Radeon HD 4250 RS880 (on board)
nic: RealTek RTL8111/8168B 1000/100/10 (on board)
f/w: AMI BIOS V2.11 (12/08/2010)
xtr: KingWin Hot Swap KF-1000-BK
Silverstone USB 2.0x4, Firewire x1, head/mic

External:
mon: Hannspree I-Inc IH283 28" 1920x1200
net: Cisco/Linksys WRT120N
ups: APC BackUPS NS 700
usb: Brother HL-2240D laser printer
Canon CanoScan N1240U/LiDE 30
HP OfficeJet J3600 print/copy/scan/fax
Fantom 2TB USB 2.0 HDD

I'm not really sure which video driver I'm running, but it looks like
fglrx (lsmod: size 3263886, used by 155).

My xorg.conf is pretty simple:

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
DefaultDepth 24
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
EndSection



Not seeing any driver referred to in your conf file. There is a ATI gui
setup application that you might want to use. Just go their website,
grab the name of it and you'll find it in synaptic.



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Pete Flugstad 07-11-2012 01:15 PM

Xscreensaver oddity
 
MR ZenWiz <mrzenwiz@...> writes:
> On one of my machines, when xscreensaver is running and the system is
> locked, when I type something or move the mouse, the pop-up window
> where xscreensaver receives input for the password (and allows cancel
> or new login) does not overlay the screen saver image that is on
> display. The mouse appears and can only move within the area where
> the window would appear, but the window not visible.
>
> ...
>
> Is anyone else seeing this?

FYI, I'm seeing basically the exact same thing. I can still enter my
password and unlock, but my kids can't hit the Switch User button to
log in as themselves (not necessary a bad thing :-).

I'm running XUbuntu 12.04 (x86_64) on an Intel Sandy Bridge (i5-2500)
system with an AMD Radeon HD 5450. I do not have any xorg.conf. But
I believe I have the AMD binary driver (fglrx) installed.

> I've had an exchange with Jamie (who wrote xscreensaver), and he
> thinks my video driver may be at fault.

I believe this started when I installed the fglrx driver a few days
ago (I seemed to have been running in VESA mode previously), so I'm
pretty sure that that's the problem. Did anything else change
recently that might have caused this? (xscreensaver)

dpkg reports:

xserver-xorg-video-radeon 1:6.14.99~git20111219.aacbd629-0ubuntu2
X.Org X server -- AMD/ATI Radeon display driver
fglrx-updates 2:8.960-0ubuntu1
Video driver for the AMD graphics accelerators

Interestly, jockey doesn't know fglrx_updates is installed
(I think I used apt-get to install it).

/var/log/Xorg.0.log reports:

[ 18.970] (II) LoadModule: "fglrx"
[ 18.970] (II) Loading
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xorg/extra-modules/
extra-modules.dpkg-tmp/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
[ 19.630] (II) Module fglrx: vendor="FireGL - ATI Technologies Inc."
[ 19.658] compiled for 1.4.99.906, module version = 8.96.4
[ 19.658] Module class: X.Org Video Driver

That version seems quite a bit different than what is on AMD's web
site (12.6)? Or is the version numbering all messed up and I'm
running the open source version?

I can run the AMD Catalyst Control Center - I'm wondering if anyone
has any clue on what I could tweak to try and get this fixed (nothing
obvious jumps out). Or should I talk to AMD about their driver.

Thanks,
Pete


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MR ZenWiz 07-12-2012 03:09 AM

Xscreensaver oddity
 
On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 6:15 AM, Pete Flugstad <pete.flugstad@gmail.com> wrote:
:
> I believe this started when I installed the fglrx driver a few days
> ago (I seemed to have been running in VESA mode previously), so I'm
> pretty sure that that's the problem. Did anything else change
> recently that might have caused this? (xscreensaver)
>
I'm running pretty much the vanilla install with the distribution
fglrx from Ubuntu. If it is a problem with the driver, it's pretty
odd - it (most likely) has to do with grabbing window focus, not video
driver issues.

> dpkg reports:
>
> xserver-xorg-video-radeon 1:6.14.99~git20111219.aacbd629-0ubuntu2
> X.Org X server -- AMD/ATI Radeon display driver
> fglrx-updates 2:8.960-0ubuntu1
> Video driver for the AMD graphics accelerators
>
Yep, mine too.

> /var/log/Xorg.0.log reports:
>
> [ 18.970] (II) LoadModule: "fglrx"
> [ 18.970] (II) Loading
> /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xorg/extra-modules/
> extra-modules.dpkg-tmp/modules/drivers/fglrx_drv.so
> [ 19.630] (II) Module fglrx: vendor="FireGL - ATI Technologies Inc."
> [ 19.658] compiled for 1.4.99.906, module version = 8.96.4
> [ 19.658] Module class: X.Org Video Driver
>
> That version seems quite a bit different than what is on AMD's web
> site (12.6)? Or is the version numbering all messed up and I'm
> running the open source version?
>
No, for whatever reason the driver on the ATI/AMD site is 8.97.100.3,
or something like that, and it has an annoying "test only" shadow
overlay in the bottom right corner.

AND it does nothing to change this behavior in xscreensaver/GLSlideShow.

> I can run the AMD Catalyst Control Center - I'm wondering if anyone
> has any clue on what I could tweak to try and get this fixed (nothing
> obvious jumps out). Or should I talk to AMD about their driver.
>
I tried enabling the video tear feature, but that didn't help, and as
you said, nothing else looks obvious.

It's frustrating.

There's another issue I (we) found today. My son occasionally logs in
on my machine (with his own id, not sudo-capable) and today he hit a
really ugly problem.

He was watching a video online and every ten minutes xscreensaver cut
in (as configured). When he moved the mouse to recover the screen, it
blacked out with some white spots. In order to get the screen back,
he had to type <ctl><alt><F7> <ctl><alt>F8> (switch to my xscreensaver
screen, then back to his). This is more or less normal behavior (it
sucks, but that's what it does).

Then he went into xscreensaver to adjust the configuration not to come
on every 10 minutes, and it hung the machine.

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MR ZenWiz 07-12-2012 03:31 AM

Xscreensaver oddity
 
PS: How do I switch to the VESA driver? I'm willing to give it a shot.

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Joshua O'Leary 07-12-2012 05:37 PM

Xscreensaver oddity
 
On 12/07/12 04:31, MR ZenWiz wrote:

PS: How do I switch to the VESA driver? I'm willing to give it a shot.


I think you add -xforcevesa to grub command line


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