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    Unhappy Distorted Graphics

    For some reason or the other, after some time the graphics on my computer becomes distorted. I had this issue before reinstalling my operating system, I thought that reinstalling the operating system would fix these issues, but they still remain. Also, I never encountered this issue before upgrading from openSUSE 11.2 to openSUSE 11.3. Of course, restarting my computer fixes this issue.

    An example of what I am talking about can be found here:



    Thank you for your help.

    Specifications:
    openSUSE 11.3 64-bit
    Xorg-X11 7.5-11.3

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    Default Re: Distorted Graphics

    Can you please post output of
    Code:
    /sbin/lspci -nnk
    and
    Code:
    /usr/sbin/hwinfo --gfxcard

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    Default Re: Distorted Graphics

    lspci -nnk

    Code:
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a00] (rev 0c)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30cc]
            Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a02] (rev 0c)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30cc]
            Kernel driver in use: i915
    00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a03] (rev 0c)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30cc]
    00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2834] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30cc]
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1a.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:2835] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30cc]
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:283a] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30cc]
            Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:284b] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30cc]
            Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:283f] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:2841] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    00:1c.5 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 6 [8086:2849] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2830] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30cc]
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2831] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30cc]
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2832] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30cc]
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd                                                                                                                                              
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:2836] (rev 03)                                                                  
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30cc]                                                                                                                       
            Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd                                                                                                                                              
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev f3)                                                                                           
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller [8086:2815] (rev 03)                                                                         
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30cc]                                                                                                                       
    00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller [8086:2850] (rev 03)                                                                    
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30cc]                                                                                                                       
            Kernel driver in use: ata_piix                                                                                                                                              
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller [8086:2829] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30cc]
            Kernel driver in use: ahci
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:283e] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30cc]
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN [Kedron] Network Connection [8086:4229] (rev 61)
            Subsystem: Intel Corporation Vaio VGN-SZ79SN_C [8086:1100]
            Kernel driver in use: iwlagn
    06:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 01)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30cc]
            Kernel driver in use: r8169
    07:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller [1180:0832] (rev 05)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30cc]
            Kernel driver in use: ohci1394
    07:09.1 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter [1180:0822] (rev 22)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30cc]
            Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
    07:09.2 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter [1180:0592] (rev 12)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30cc]
    07:09.3 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller [1180:0852] (rev 12)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30cc]
    hwinfo --gfxcard

    Code:
    09: PCI 02.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA)              
      [Created at pci.318]
      Unique ID: _Znp.TwSaMK4cy15
      SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0
      SysFS BusID: 0000:00:02.0
      Hardware Class: graphics card
      Model: "Intel 965 GM"
      Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
      Device: pci 0x2a02 "965 GM"
      SubVendor: pci 0x103c "Hewlett-Packard Company"
      SubDevice: pci 0x30cc 
      Revision: 0x0c
      Driver: "i915"
      Driver Modules: "drm"
      Memory Range: 0xf8000000-0xf80fffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
      Memory Range: 0xd0000000-0xdfffffff (ro,non-prefetchable)
      I/O Ports: 0x1800-0x1807 (rw)
      IRQ: 28 (19066 events)
      I/O Ports: 0x3c0-0x3df (rw)
      Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00002A02sv0000103Csd000030CCbc03sc00i00"
      Driver Info #0:
        XFree86 v4 Server Module: intel
      Driver Info #1:
        XFree86 v4 Server Module: intel
        3D Support: yes
        Extensions: dri
      Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
    
    10: PCI 02.1: 0380 Display controller
      [Created at pci.318]
      Unique ID: ruGf._MqCGANGEfA
      SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.1
      SysFS BusID: 0000:00:02.1
      Hardware Class: graphics card
      Model: "Intel Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller"
      Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
      Device: pci 0x2a03 "Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller"
      SubVendor: pci 0x103c "Hewlett-Packard Company"
      SubDevice: pci 0x30cc 
      Revision: 0x0c
      Memory Range: 0xf8100000-0xf81fffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
      Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00002A03sv0000103Csd000030CCbc03sc80i00"
      Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
    
    Primary display adapter: #9

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    Default Re: Distorted Graphics

    Are you able to still use the computer when the graphics are distorted or does everything freeze?

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    Default Re: Distorted Graphics

    I am still able to use the computer. Nothing freezes, but sometimes, the graphics "distort" right before my eyes and there is a slight pause.
    Also, this distortion affects applications such as Okular. However, when I refresh the document within Okular, the distortion disappears. The distortion very rarely affects OpenOffice.

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    Default Re: Distorted Graphics

    Have you done all updates? What KDE version are you running? - You can find out KDE version by doing:
    Code:
    kded4 --version
    in Konsole

    Also post
    Code:
    zypper lr -d

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    Default Re: Distorted Graphics

    The system that I installed used KDE 4.4.4, but still had the errors. I thought that upgrading to KDE 4.5 would fix them, but it did not. I have not done all the updates, and I plan to do one after posting this message. Therefore, the following will have the unupdated information of my system.

    kded4 --version

    Code:
    Qt: 4.6.3
    KDE Development Platform: 4.5.5 (KDE 4.5.5) "release 1"
    KDE Daemon: $Id: kded.cpp 1156841 2010-07-29 19:59:05Z zander $
    zypper lr -d

    Code:
    #  | Alias                 | Name                  | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type   | URI                                                                       | Service
    ---+-----------------------+-----------------------+---------+---------+----------+--------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------+--------
    1  | LIBDVDCSS_11.3        | LIBDVDCSS 11.3        | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://opensuse-guide.org/repo/11.3/                                      |        
    2  | Packman_11.3          | Packman 11.3          | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/packman/suse/11.3/                      |        
    3  | google-chrome         | google-chrome         | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64                       |        
    4  | google-talkplugin     | google-talkplugin     | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://dl.google.com/linux/talkplugin/rpm/stable/x86_64                   |        
    5  | openSUSE_11.3_KDE_4.5 | openSUSE 11.3 KDE 4.5 | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Release:/45/openSUSE_11.3/ |        
    6  | repo-debug            | openSUSE-11.3-Debug   | No      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/distribution/11.3/repo/oss/            |        
    7  | repo-non-oss          | openSUSE-11.3-Non-Oss | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.3/repo/non-oss/              |        
    8  | repo-oss              | openSUSE-11.3-Oss     | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.3/repo/oss/                  |        
    9  | repo-source           | openSUSE-11.3-Source  | No      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/11.3/repo/oss/           |        
    10 | repo-update           | openSUSE-11.3-Update  | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.3/                                 |

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    Default Re: Distorted Graphics

    Hmmm this is beyond me. Everything looks in order

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    i'm gonna go out on a limb with this one.. I'd say it is a hardware problem., I'd check the monitor and cables first, Do you have another system to use with that monitor?
    Also i'd check the display adaptor, if you have another that you can swap with this one and see if the problem persists..

  10. #10

    Default Re: Distorted Graphics

    AdmiralFubar, the machine is a laptop, so I do not think that I can do that.

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