United StatesChange Country, Oracle Worldwide Web Sites Communities I am a... I want to...
Bug ID: JDK-6653860 D3D: rendering artifacts with the pipeline on [NVIDIA Quadro PCI-E Series]
JDK-6653860 : D3D: rendering artifacts with the pipeline on [NVIDIA Quadro PCI-E Series]

Details
Type:
Bug
Submit Date:
2008-01-23
Status:
Resolved
Updated Date:
2010-10-14
Project Name:
JDK
Resolved Date:
2008-03-04
Component:
client-libs
OS:
windows_xp
Sub-Component:
2d
CPU:
x86
Priority:
P3
Resolution:
Fixed
Affected Versions:
6u10
Fixed Versions:
6u10 (b13)

Related Reports

Sub Tasks

Description
Swing applications have rendering artifacts on this board.
It is likely due to driver bugs.

The system does have the latest driver available for this
board for WinXP.

Unfortunately this version is way behind the latest driver 
available for Quadro boards:
This one has version
    6.14.10.6127
while the current on nvidia.com one is
    6.14.11.9136

(This driver is for Nvidia Quadro NVS 280 which is the same
chip as "PCI-E series" - only the chip revision is different)

It might work for this chip as well - needs testing.

C:\>java -version
java version "1.6.0_10-ea"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_10-ea-b09)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 11.0-b09, mixed mode, sharing)

[I] OS Version = OS_WINXP Pro
[I] CheckAdaptersInfo
[I] ------------------
[I] Adapter Ordinal  : 0
[I] Adapter Handle   : 0x10001
[I] Description      : NVIDIA Quadro PCI-E Series
[I] GDI Name, Driver : \\.\DISPLAY1, nv4_disp.dll
[I] Vendor Id        : 0x10de
[I] Device Id        : 0x00fd
[I] SubSys Id        : 0x21510de
[I] Driver Version   : 6.14.10.6127
[I] GUID             : {D7B71E3E-43BD-11CF-8164-1F2203C2CB35}
[I] D3DPPLM::CheckDeviceCaps: adapter 0: Passed
[I] ------------------
[I] Adapter Ordinal  : 1
[I] Adapter Handle   : 0x10003
[I] Description      : NVIDIA Quadro PCI-E Series
[I] GDI Name, Driver : \\.\DISPLAY2, nv4_disp.dll
[I] Vendor Id        : 0x10de
[I] Device Id        : 0x00fd
[I] SubSys Id        : 0x21510de
[I] Driver Version   : 6.14.10.6127
[I] GUID             : {D7B71E3E-43BD-11CF-8164-1F2203C2CB35}
[I] D3DPPLM::CheckDeviceCaps: adapter 1: Passed
[I] ------------------
[I] D3DGD_getDeviceCapsNative
[I] D3DContext::InitContext device 0
[I] D3DContext::ConfigureContext device 0
[V] dwBehaviorFlags=D3DCREATE_FPU_PRESERVE|D3DCREATE_HARDWARE_VERTEXPROCESSING
[I] D3DContext::ConfigureContext: successfully created device: 0
[I] D3DContext::InitDevice: device 0
[I] D3DContext::InitDefice: successfully initialized device 0
[V]   | CAPS_DEVICE_OK
[V]   | CAPS_RT_PLAIN_ALPHA
[V]   | CAPS_RT_TEXTURE_ALPHA
[V]   | CAPS_RT_TEXTURE_OPAQUE
[V]   | CAPS_LCD_SHADER | CAPS_BIOP_SHADER | CAPS_PS20
[V]   | CAPS_MULTITEXTURE
[V]   | CAPS_TEXNONSQUARE
[I] D3DGD_getDeviceCapsNative
[I] D3DContext::InitContext device 1
[I] D3DContext::ConfigureContext device 1
[V] dwBehaviorFlags=D3DCREATE_FPU_PRESERVE|D3DCREATE_HARDWARE_VERTEXPROCESSING
[I] D3DContext::ConfigureContext: successfully created device: 1
[I] D3DContext::InitDevice: device 1
[I] D3DContext::InitDefice: successfully initialized device 1
[V]   | CAPS_DEVICE_OK
[V]   | CAPS_RT_PLAIN_ALPHA
[V]   | CAPS_RT_TEXTURE_ALPHA
[V]   | CAPS_RT_TEXTURE_OPAQUE
[V]   | CAPS_LCD_SHADER | CAPS_BIOP_SHADER | CAPS_PS20
[V]   | CAPS_MULTITEXTURE
[V]   | CAPS_TEXNONSQUARE

                                    

Comments
EVALUATION

Driver bug. Need to find out if the latest driver for
NVS 280 (same chip, different revision) addresses this issue.
                                     
2008-01-23
EVALUATION

I have installed the same video board into the test system
with Windows XP.

Somehow I ended up with a slightly newer driver than the customer's.
I didn't install a newer driver though, it was whatever driver for this
board was found in the system. It could be that it's newer because I had
other nvidia boards in this system before and installed drivers
for those (Nvidia's uses unified driver architecture so the same
driver can be used for pretty much any recent board).

Output with J2D_TRACE_LEVEL=4 :
[I] CheckAdaptersInfo
[I] ------------------
[I] Adapter Ordinal  : 0
[I] Adapter Handle   : 0x10001
[I] Description      : NVIDIA Quadro PCI-E Series
[I] GDI Name, Driver : \\.\DISPLAY1, nv4_disp.dll
[I] Vendor Id        : 0x10de
[I] Device Id        : 0x00fd
[I] SubSys Id        : 0x21510de
[I] Driver Version   : 6.14.10.6573
[I] GUID             : {D7B71E3E-43BD-11CF-C36A-1F2203C2CB35}

Unfortunately I couldn't reproduce the rendering artifacts
using 6u10 b11 (with a newer plugin, the one in promoted b11
had issues loading the applet) on this setup.

It could be that the newer driver fixed the issue, or that
I don't know the exact steps to cause the bug to manifest.
I will need more information from the customer about how
to reproduce the bug.

Also, one can install the very latest nvidia driver from this
website (they patch the .inf files allowing to install the 
driver on pretty much any nvidia board):
   http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/drivers
(note that even though it says "laptop" they have drivers
for all systems)
                                     
2008-01-30
EVALUATION

I have found this page with the archive of old nvidia drivers:
   http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp-2k_archive.html

I have tried one revision newer than the one on the customer machine - 
61.76 (July 2004), and it worked fine. I haven't been able
to reproduce any artifacts with jdk demos or the customer's applet.

The closes older driver to customer's 61.27 is 56.72 and it didn't work
for this board (after installing it the adapter was identified as
unaccelerated VGA Adapter).

So either the customer was lucky to end up with the only driver
that didn't work well or I can't reproduce the problem.

Anyway, here's a direct download page for the latest driver:
  http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_169.61.html
                                     
2008-02-19
EVALUATION

I'll check in a fix for this bug restricting the pipeline to
drivers with version at least 6.14.10.6573 or newer on WinXP.
                                     
2008-02-21
SUGGESTED FIX

http://sa.sfbay.sun.com/projects/java2d_data/6u10/6653860.0
                                     
2008-02-22



Hardware and Software, Engineered to Work Together