Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 136006
stopping X server leaves corrupted image on console
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:52 EST
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Description of problem:
Stopping the X server leaves a corrupted image on the console.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start X (xorg-x11).
2. Exit it either by menu, by Ctrl+Alt+Backspace or by killall X.
Actual Results: The background image stays on the screen, with a blue
pixeled horizontally line on top of the screen, about 1/8 or 1/10 of
the screens height. No way to get back a working console or change the
console via Ctrl+F+X. SSH works though.
Expected Results: Get back to console.
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M10 NT [FireGL
Mobility T2] (rev 80)
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "ATI FireGL Mobility T2"
This happens with X-ORG NV driver as well. I use FC3 release and I
have a Nvidia GeForce4 Go 440 card. If I use the NV driver, X works
okay, but once I leave X (while rebooting, or with init 3 or with just
exiting X) the display is totally corrupted. This is very annoying
since I am forced to use the binary NVIDIA drivers even though I don't
intend to use them and I don't require any features it provides.
It happens with 32bit as well as 64bit FC3.
Update to the latest FC3 updates, and if the problem persists, please
update the bug report with status info, and attach your X server
log file, and config file.
Created attachment 111724 [details]
X Log File
Created attachment 111726 [details]
X Configuration File
All updates installed today. No difference - Console still corrupts
after leaving X. Attached xorg.conf and X log file using nv driver.
Parag: This bug was filed about a Radeon video problem. Your
problem may have similar symptoms, but it is unrelated. Feel free
to file your own bug report however.
Since this bugzilla report was filed, there have been several
updates to xorg-x11, which may resolve this issue. Users
who have experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade to the
latest Fedora Core updates.
If this issue turns out to still be reproduceable in the latest
updates also, please file a bug report in the X.Org bugzilla
located at http://bugs.freedesktop.org in the "xorg" component.
Once you've filed your bug report to X.Org, if you paste the new
bug URL here, Red Hat will continue to track the issue in the
centralized X.Org bug tracker, and will review any bug fixes that
become available for consideration in future updates.
Setting status to "ERRATA".