Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 121942
screen corruption switching from X to text mode with i830 graphics
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:41 EST
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Description of problem:
When I switch from X back to a virtual console -- either with ctrl-alt-fN or when shutting down -- the screen gets all corrupted and swirly. It's kind of hard to describe, and obviously I can't take a screenshot, but basically there are swirls of colour all over the screen, with regularly-spaced horizontal black lines.
This is something that started happening with the switch from XFree86 4.3.0-42 to 4.3.0-55 in FC1 -- that is, I could switch to text mode fine in -42, but when I updated to -55, I started seeing this problem. I bugzilla'd that, but I think it went into a black hole somewhere.
I just installed FC2t3 last night, and the problem persists with the new X server.
I seem to recall this also being a problem with the initial X server shipped with Redhat 9, and one that got fixed with a later update on that product -- I could be remembering incorrectly though.
NB: If I hit ctrl-alt-f7 after this, X generally returns successfully; it's just the virtual consoles that are messed up.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot computer in runlevel 5
Actual Results: Corrupted, psychedelic screen
Expected Results: A useable virtual console
- Intel i830 built-in motherboard graphics
- Acer travelmate 220 laptop
- LCD display, 1024x768
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 115753 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.