[Bug 328880] [NEW] "bullet traces" criss-cross the desktop when opening some applicatons and the computer sometimes freezes except for the cursor

bart1452 davidbartholomew at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 13 01:25:10 UTC 2009

Public bug reported:

Several display errors occur at times. When opening an application such
as 4NEC2 in WINE, or when I installed WINE, or when I ran HPLIP Toolbox
in GUI the first time, black lines that look like bullet traces criss-
cross the screen and with HPLIP Toolbox and WINE installation some of
the open windows were transparent with the print of all transparent,
overlapping windows superimposed on each other. Other times when trying
to scroll up or down in a window the bottom edge of the window can be
seen scrolling but the top 95% doesn't change. It looks like another
window scrolling up or down underneath the top window.

When BOINC was first installed and opened and then an attempt was made
to close it, the whole display became wide vertical bands of primarily
white and black with narrow colored stripes between a couple of the wide
bands, and the stripes changed size each time the <enter> key was
pressed. I was unable to get a screen shot.

The computer sometimes locks up with no windows or icons responding
although the cursor could be moved about with the mouse like normal. The
keyboard was also non-responsive. There seems to be no fixed pattern to
the lockup except it happens after windows have been opened and closed a
number of times.

The installer had trouble retrieving packages from the us.ubuntu.archive
but the software list was shortened and it was told to retry. It is
assumed it eventually retrieved all packages.

The Xorg.21.log is filled with:
tossed event which came in late
mieqEnequeue: out-of-order valuator event; dropping.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Feb 12 18:54:12 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
Package: linux None [modified: /var/lib/dpkg/info/linux.list]
PackageArchitecture: amd64
SourcePackage: linux-meta
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-23-generic x86_64

** Affects: linux-meta (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: apport-bug

"bullet traces" criss-cross the desktop when opening some applicatons and the computer sometimes freezes except for the  cursor
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