Update Known Issues on Mir installation page?

Daniel van Vugt daniel.van.vugt at canonical.com
Wed Sep 4 01:32:13 UTC 2013


The distortion around the mouse cursor is known:

And the general skipping/freezing I think is covered by:

Both bugs have workarounds you can try.

Those are significant bugs which confuse and mask each other. I don't 
think it would be useful to hypothesize about further display bugs until 
they're squashed and out of the equation.

- Daniel

On 03/09/13 21:10, Joseph Rushton Wakeling wrote:
> On 03/09/13 03:34, Daniel van Vugt wrote:
>> Thanks Joe,
>> That's really an Ubuntu page which is not maintained by the Mir team.
>> We maintain: http://unity.ubuntu.com/mir/
>> However, of course we can and should fix the Ubuntu wiki where it
>> needs fixing.
>> - Daniel
> Dear Daniel,
> Thanks for clarification and for updating the wiki page.  By coincidence
> today I decided to give Mir a spin, installing unity-system-compositor
> from universe: libmirserver1 is version 0.0.10+13.10.20130829.2-0ubuntu1.
> This is on a ThinkPad T420, graphics:
>      VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core
> Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
>      Subsystem: Lenovo Device 21ce
>      Kernel driver in use: i915
> There's a lot of distortion around the mouse cursor, particularly when
> moving it slowly or when there is a heavy-ish load on the system.
> Doing anything like playing a video (e.g. YouTube) seems to slow
> everything down a lot, the video is choppy and there is distortion
> elsewhere on the screen (e.g. while typing this email, there is
> distortion around the letters I'm typing as they appear).  Sometimes
> during a heavy system load the display will even freeze, although this
> doesn't appear to be a crash -- other things (such as audio playback)
> will continue, and the display unfreezes itself after a period of time
> (e.g. if a video ends).
> Multi-monitor seems broadly OK although once when I Ctrl-Alt-Del'd to
> try and escape a frozen display, I wound up with both laptop and
> external screen active and was unable to reconfigure the system to use
> just the external display without a restart.
> I'm not sure to what extent these are known issues and given how vague
> the report is I wasn't sure whether to turn this into a bug report or a
> report on the wiki page Jono Bacon set up:
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Mir/GPUTesting
> So, I thought I'd put it on record here -- let me know if you'd like it
> written up either on Launchpad or the wiki and I'll do so.
> Thanks & best wishes,
>         -- Joe

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