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Bug 492173

Summary: Random font after returning to text mode
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Jan ONDREJ <ondrejj>
Component: xorg-x11-drv-nouveauAssignee: Ben Skeggs <bskeggs>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Priority: low    
Version: rawhideCC: airlied, ajax, awilliam, bskeggs, craig, gene-redhat, helge.deller, jsmith.fedora, mike.cloaked, tedroche
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Poor photo of the console after stopping X none

Description Jan ONDREJ 2009-03-25 14:15:39 EDT
Description of problem:
After testing new nouveau driver using Live CD for test-day, when tryed to startx and then exit from graphics environment, my font in text mode was broken. There was some random "|" visible on whole screen.

By running "setfont" command as any user without parameters fixed my font and I can normally work with my PC. Second startx works well, but returning to text mode breaks my font again.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Live CD from test-day:
  https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA/Test_Days/2009-03-26

How reproducible:
always (tested 2 times), but still return from startx, switching to CTRL+ALT+F2 works without problem.

  
Actual results:
|||||||||||||||
||||on whole screen

Expected results:
normal font

Additional info:
My smolt profile ID: 6638ff1f-19dc-4578-ba2e-5907f8de5839
Comment 1 Craig Robson 2009-03-25 19:11:35 EDT
I see this too.
Smolt:http://www.smolts.org/client/show/?uuid=pub_a2ad8b5d-b422-43f5-84d1-d0607e2dfcb7

I didn't see this until the second time I stopped the xorg.  I then started and stopped it s3veral more times and it came back with normal fonts.
Comment 2 Gene Stuckey 2009-03-25 19:38:02 EDT
I see this as well with a Quadro NVS 135M.

Smolt:
  http://www.smolts.org/client/show/pub_cd9ee5b7-022f-4a39-a281-4bd9c1594c27

First time I stopped Xorg, worked fine. Second time I saw the vertical lines. I started/stopped Xorg a few more times and continued to see the lines.
Comment 3 Ted Roche 2009-03-25 21:04:15 EDT
I saw the same with a Quadro NVS140M. 

Smolt:

http://www.smolts.org/client/show/pub_70c4ea86-a7ce-4498-9168-3ae50886e18a
Comment 4 Ben Skeggs 2009-03-25 22:15:10 EDT
You guys all appear to be on G80-series cards, so hopefully I just fixed this in xorg-x11-drv-nouveau-0.0.12-16.20090326git01cee29.fc11.

There's RPMs up http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=1259057 for testing :)
Comment 5 Craig Robson 2009-03-25 23:24:38 EDT
I installed the and xorg-x11-drv-nouveau-0.0.12-16.20090326git01cee29.fc11.x86_64.rpm over the live CD and I didn't have the problem.  I didn't have time to shutdown and run the test another time.
Comment 6 Jared Smith 2009-03-26 07:25:41 EDT
I'm seeing this as well on a GeForce 8600M GT (rev a1) on an Apple MacBook Pro.  I was able to take a picture, and will test the updated nouveau driver (on top of the LiveCD) later today.
Comment 7 Jared Smith 2009-03-26 07:26:53 EDT
Created attachment 336779 [details]
Poor photo of the console after stopping X

Sorry about the poor quality -- this is a photo of the console after stopping X for the first time.
Comment 8 Jared Smith 2009-03-26 21:25:45 EDT
The updated RPM from Koji does solve this problem on my system.  I tested the Nouveau Test Day LiveCD with the updated xorg-x11-drv-nouveau driver (the .16 version) and it worked great!
Comment 9 Adam Williamson 2009-03-27 16:18:30 EDT
The build that fixes this is tagged for dist-f11, so it's effectively in rawhide: it'll be in as soon as the beta freeze is lifted. so, closing. thanks for testing!

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Comment 10 Ben Skeggs 2009-03-29 18:40:46 EDT
*** Bug 492722 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***