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A Problem with Green Images or Green Tint

Postby Oranges » Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:28 am

Hello,

I have an issue were some pictures or symbols are displaying with either a green tint or have changed completely to green. It has happened to most of my photo's & graphical images, where a green tint dominates & spoils them.
In my browser, Firefox, there's a couple of issue's I've noticed, like the youtube logo is always displayed in green, & the gmail emotes all have a green tint too. The tint appears in photo's accross webpages as well as downloaded pics that are opened with picture viewer.

OS is Mint 17.3 Cinnamon

It might also be worth mentioning here incase it's related, that I hear the device disconnect sound effect at random to, so this is a couple of issue's that have appear around the same time recently.

This installation is around two years old & started with 17.0 & was upgrated to 17.3 a log time ago, so has been working fine.
Recently I decided to start installing level 3 updates, something I never used to do, so I wonder if that has cause the problems.

Thanks
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Re: A Problem with Green Images or Green Tint

Postby Andy-A » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:30 am

Sounds like a monitor issue rather than OS, or monitor connection (would also explain the sound).

Check its plugged in properly, or try another monitor (or external monitor in case of laptop).
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Re: A Problem with Green Images or Green Tint

Postby Oranges » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:52 am

I don't think it's the monitor because the images display ok when I set them as wallpaper. I also have a dual boot with Windows where everything is fine.
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Re: A Problem with Green Images or Green Tint

Postby Andy-A » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:45 am

Unlikely to be a level 1, 2 or 3 update that would cause problems.

Can you open a terminal, type: inxi -Fxz
Hit Enter, copy the results and post it here. This will give us information about your system.

Also, which theme are you using? You could try changing it (I don't see why the wallpaper is not affected though).

I'm not a cinnamon user myself, so it someone else has any ideas?
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Re: A Problem with Green Images or Green Tint

Postby Oranges » Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:06 am

Here are the results of inxi -Fxz

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System:    Host: MintLaptop Kernel: 3.16.0-29-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.8.2)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 2.8.8 (Gtk 3.10.8~8+qiana)
           Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa
Machine:   System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Pavilion 15 Notebook PC v: 0971110000405F00000620580
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 2269 v: 73.41
           Bios: American Megatrends v: F.43 date: 08/19/2015
CPU:       Quad core HP -Core (-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 15969
           clock speeds: max: 2000 MHz 1: 1000 MHz 2: 1000 MHz 3: 2000 MHz
           4: 1000 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Mullins [Radeon APU A4-6000 with R2 Graphics]
           bus-ID: 00:01.0
           Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Topaz XT [Radeon R7 M260]
           bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.15.1 drivers: ati,fglrx (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,radeon)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: AMD Radeon R5 Graphics
           GLX Version: 4.4.13374 - CPC 13.35.1005 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Device 9840
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:01.1
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.16.0-29-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: rtl8723be port: d000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: wlan0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: c000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (2.4% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_MQ01ABD1 size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 29G used: 11G (41%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
           ID-2: /home size: 358G used: 6.7G (2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda8
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 5.12GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda7
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 32.1C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 190 Uptime: 4 min Memory: 938.2/6848.8MB
           Init: Upstart runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.4
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.111) inxi: 2.2.28


The theme was Minty but I've reset it to default & the problem is still there.

I should also say that the device disconnect sound could be related to the optical drive which powers up but works only intermittently. I replaced it with an external drive & then forgot about it. I should probably disconnect it & see if that clears up that issue.
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Re: A Problem with Green Images or Green Tint

Postby Oranges » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:00 pm

Is it ok to bump?

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Re: A Problem with Green Images or Green Tint

Postby austin.texas » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:22 pm

Sure, it is OK to bump. I am glad you did.
Please open a terminal and run the command:

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ubuntu-drivers devices

It is slow to display, so be patient. Post the result.
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Re: A Problem with Green Images or Green Tint

Postby Oranges » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:05 pm

Thank you :D

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== /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0 ==
modalias : pci:v00001002d00009851sv0000103Csd00002269bc03sc00i00
vendor   : Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
driver   : xserver-xorg-video-ati - distro free builtin recommended
driver   : fglrx-updates - distro non-free
driver   : fglrx - distro non-free
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Re: A Problem with Green Images or Green Tint

Postby austin.texas » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:49 pm

Open your Driver Manager (Menu > Administration > Driver Manager) and switch to the recommended xorg driver. Then reboot.
Post the new result of

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inxi -G

You might have to blacklist the fglrx driver.
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Re: A Problem with Green Images or Green Tint

Postby Oranges » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:16 am

Ok something weird has happened!

On starting Driver Manager I get this message:

"Failed to download repository information"

"Check your internet connection"

With the following details:

W:There is no public key available for the following key IDs:
1397BC53640DB551, W:Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/d ... le/Release Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-i386/Packages' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)
, E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.


My internet connection is ok.

Still, I've been able to change to the recommended xorg driver & run the inxi -G command with these results:

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Graphics:  Card-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Mullins [Radeon APU A4-6000 with R2 Graphics]
           Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Topaz XT [Radeon R7 M260]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.15.1 drivers: fbdev,ati (unloaded: vesa,radeon)
           Resolution: 800x600@75.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.4, 128 bits)
           GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 10.1.0


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Re: A Problem with Green Images or Green Tint

Postby austin.texas » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:42 am

Oranges wrote:Ok something weird has happened!
On starting Driver Manager I get this message:
"Failed to download repository information"
"Check your internet connection"
With the following details:
W:There is no public key available for the following key IDs:
1397BC53640DB551, W:Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/d ... le/Release Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-i386/Packages' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)
, E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

My internet connection is ok.
You can blame Google for that error. They have discontinued support for 32 bit Chrome.
Check these 2 discussions for solutions:
viewtopic.php?t=218059
viewtopic.php?t=220988
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Re: A Problem with Green Images or Green Tint

Postby austin.texas » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:45 am

Oranges wrote:Still, I've been able to change to the recommended xorg driver & run the inxi -G command with these results:

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Graphics:  Card-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Mullins [Radeon APU A4-6000 with R2 Graphics]
           Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Topaz XT [Radeon R7 M260]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.15.1 drivers: fbdev,ati (unloaded: vesa,radeon)
           Resolution: 800x600@75.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.4, 128 bits)
           GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 10.1.0


Thanks!
That should be better. The fglrx driver is no longer listed.
How does it look?
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Re: A Problem with Green Images or Green Tint

Postby Oranges » Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:07 pm

Ok, the green tint has cleared up, so it's good in that respect, however it's now running in software rendering mode, I'm limited to a resolution of 800x600, & in driver manager it's set to "continue using manually installed driver" & I can't change that.
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Re: A Problem with Green Images or Green Tint

Postby Oranges » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:16 am

I really need a fix for this please don't let this thread sink & not say anything more!!
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Re: A Problem with Green Images or Green Tint

Postby austin.texas » Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:00 pm

I think you might see an improvement by switching to a different kernel. I have Radeon graphics also, and I have stable graphics with the 3.19.0-32 kernel in 17.3.
Open the Update Manager > View menu > Linux kernels > 3.19.0-32 > install > reboot
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Re: A Problem with Green Images or Green Tint

Postby Oranges » Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:40 pm

I've intalled that kernel, the recommended one, & driver manager has given me the option to select a driver again. I've gone with flgx because it served me well on the whole & it's my only reasonable option.

This has had an effect on the X server now though, which won't start, it says it's likely that it's not set up.

Is there a solution to this?
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Re: A Problem with Green Images or Green Tint

Postby austin.texas » Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:18 pm

Oranges wrote:This has had an effect on the X server now though, which won't start, it says it's likely that it's not set up.
Is there a solution to this?

Here is a discussion on that which is better than what I could write :arrow: viewtopic.php?t=217976
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Re: A Problem with Green Images or Green Tint

Postby Oranges » Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:36 pm

Thanks for that, x server is now working again & I have that new kernel however I'm back to having the green tint. So it seems my driver is corrupted? There are only three options in driver manager: the recommended river (which is no good), fglrx-updates, or fglrx.

So I'm back to square one.
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Re: A Problem with Green Images or Green Tint

Postby austin.texas » Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:46 pm

The only thing I can suggest is that you try out 18.1 or the live version of 17.2 and 17.3
All 3 of those use a different xorg (graphics stack), so each will be different from your 17.0 upgraded to 17.3 (The in-place upgrade does not upgrade xorg.)
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Re: A Problem with Green Images or Green Tint

Postby Oranges » Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:50 pm

I've though about doing a fresh install so I might try that. Thanks.
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