Bug 165566

Summary: Launch bar, menu and desktop become garbled.
Product: [Plasma] plasma4 Reporter: Daniel Suni <daniel.suni>
Component: generalAssignee: Plasma Bugs List <plasma-bugs>
Severity: normal CC: esigra
Priority: NOR    
Version: unspecified   
Target Milestone: ---   
Platform: openSUSE   
OS: Linux   
Latest Commit: Version Fixed In:
Attachments: Garbled launch bar
Entire desktop garbled out.
Expected behaviour

Description Daniel Suni 2008-07-02 11:52:33 UTC
Version:           4.0.4 (using KDE 4.0.4)
Installed from:    SuSE RPMs
Compiler:           Standard openSUSE 11.0 rpms
OS:                Linux

This is a rather annoying bug which occurs seemingly randomly, but frequently. (Frequently means I rarely go a day without seeing it.) The bug in question seems to start as a garbling of the launch bar. From there the problem (sometimes) spreads to the menu and/or the desktop. The garbling typically manifests as large areas turned black, but sometimes the original contents of the garbled area still shows, but with inversed colors (like a photo negative). Other times the garbled area just looks like random memory barfed onto the screen.

I haven't been able to find any surefire way to reproduce the bug, but generally doing things that change something in the launch bar seems to trigger it. Starting OpenOffice seems cause it more frequently than other things, but that's not foolproof either.
Comment 1 Daniel Suni 2008-07-02 11:55:12 UTC
Created attachment 25785 [details]
Garbled launch bar

Here's an example of what the launch bar looks like when garbled.
Comment 2 Daniel Suni 2008-07-02 11:57:25 UTC
Created attachment 25787 [details]
Entire desktop garbled out.

And here is what the bug looks like when it *really* pick up steam. Rather
annoying, wouldn't you agree?
Comment 3 Daniel Suni 2008-07-02 12:03:46 UTC
Created attachment 25788 [details]
Expected behaviour

And finally this is what the desktop is *supposed* to look like.
Comment 4 Marco Martin 2008-07-06 16:09:23 UTC
artifacts even more serious but seems the same thing

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 157017 ***