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Description of problem:
I recently installed the latest Fedora update of XFree86. I'm now seeing symptoms similar to those I used to see way back with Redhat 9's initial XFree86 version: any time I switch to a text console (via ctrl-alt-FX or shutting down the system, for instance), the screen goes swirly and weird. Switching back to X after this has happened works fine.
I'm convinced this is related to the XFree86 update; I hadn't seen these symptoms until I installed the new version of X.
I can't currently locate a page describing these exact symptoms, but I remember this was a problem with the initial RH9 XFree86 that then got fixed by an update.
Here's the spec of my video card (from XF86Config):
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "Intel 830"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot computer in runlevel 5
2. Ctrl-alt-F1 to get to a virtual text console -- screen goes psychedelic
3. Ctrl-alt-F7 to get back to X, which is still happy
Actual Results: Screen goes screwy on switching to text console
Expected Results: Should give me a virtual console
Created attachment 98517 [details]
X log file describing server lockup
In my attachment of the X log file, I show how the recently "upgraded"
version of XFree86 locks up the machine every single time on bootup,
without fail. I have had to switch to run level 3, in which case
entering startx as a user starts X with no problems. This is with the
onboard intel video chipset i845 using the i810 driver. In my view
the severity of this bug is "high" and not normal since this is a very
common hardware configuration on many motherboards.
The latest rawhide kernel has i8xx DRM fixes which are believed
may resolve this issue. Details can be found in bug #119311. Please
test Fedora Core 2 test3 fully updated with the latest rawhide updates,
and see if the problem is resolved for you with this new kernel or not.
Setting bug status to "MODIFIED" pending user testing. Please change
status to "RAWHIDE" if the problem is resolved now, or back to
"ASSIGNED" if it persists.
*** Bug 121942 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
The information we've requested above is required in order
to review this problem report further and diagnose/fix the
issue if it is still present. Since there haven't been any
updates to the report in quite a long time now after we've
requested additional information, we're assuming the problem
is either no longer present in our current OS release, or
that there is no longer any interest in tracking the problem.
Setting status to "CURRENTRELEASE", however if you still
experience this problem after updating to our latest Fedora
Core release and are still interested in Red Hat tracking
the issue, and assisting in troubleshooting the problem,
please feel free to provide the information requested above,
and reopen the report.
Another recent bug report about i810 and display problems is 157645, but doesn't
seem a duplicate of this (maybe that's the effect of DRM fixes referenced here)
Thanks in advance.