Bug 155416 - virtual consoles are invisible on i855/i865 chipset
virtual consoles are invisible on i855/i865 chipset
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 161242
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11 (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2005-04-20 03:20 EDT by Jens Petersen
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-30 01:04:52 EDT
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Description Jens Petersen 2005-04-20 03:20:28 EDT
Description of problem:
With rawhide trees for a while now, the virtual consoles are
just blank screens for me.

How reproducible:
every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install rawhide on Dell Dimension 2400C.
2. After booting, press Alt-Ctrl-F1
  
Actual results:
Blank dark screen.

Expected results:
Fedora Core blah blah
Login: prompt

Additional info:
dmesg includes:
agpgart: Detected an Intel 865 Chipset.
agpgart: Detected 8060K stolen memory.
agpgart: AGP aperture is 128M @ 0xe8000000
Comment 1 Dave Jones 2005-04-20 03:31:31 EDT
hmm, you get kernel boot text before rhgb/X starts up though right ?

do you have any vga= or video= lines in your boot options ?
If so, can you try booting without them ?
Comment 2 Colin Charles 2005-04-20 03:31:56 EDT
Happens on the i855 chipset too (on a thinkpad r51)

agpgart: Detected an Intel 855 Chipset.
agpgart: Detected 8060K stolen memory.
agpgart: AGP aperture is 128M @ 0xe0000000

The only thing that works for me is vt7 (X)
Comment 3 Colin Charles 2005-04-20 03:33:49 EDT
Dave, as per comment #1, yes, before X starts up, I see a console. And I have no
video= or vga= lines in the boot options... But after X is started, all my vt1-6
is invisible.
Comment 4 Dave Jones 2005-04-20 03:41:48 EDT
can you comment out the Load "dri" in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf and see if that
'fixes' it ?

Comment 5 Colin Charles 2005-04-20 12:00:30 EDT
davej, commenting out the load "dri" section didn't work, and give me back my
consoles
Comment 6 Jens Petersen 2005-04-20 20:04:28 EDT
Dave, I'm using my testbox for development work currently, so I don't think 
I'll be able to reboot for the rest this week I'm afraid.

Colin, to clarify: commenting out dri helped or didn't help? :)
Comment 7 Colin Charles 2005-04-20 21:05:28 EDT
Didn't help, no. 

Would gladly talk to davej on irc and try and get this sorted even...
Comment 8 Colin Charles 2005-04-21 19:40:25 EDT
Is this like bug #153729? Sure I don't get the green border (but thats mga -
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2991), but we're definitely seeing
the i810 funnies that dmalcolm has reported
(https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3094)
Comment 9 Stephen Murray 2005-06-15 16:43:57 EDT
I am seeing the same problem on FC4 in runlevel=5. This was not a issue with
FC3, kept very current via up2date. Machine is Dell 4600, dmesg shows this for
AGP chipset:

Linux agpgart interface v0.101 (c) Dave Jones
agpgart: Detected an Intel 865 Chipset.
agpgart: Detected 892K stolen memory.
agpgart: AGP aperture is 128M @ 0xe8000000

I commenting out DRI in xorg.conf and rebooted, it had no effect. 

Killing off getty for tty/1, thus forcing a restart of getty, had no effect.

Coming up in runlevel=3 shows all virtual consoles, no problem.

Issuing "init 3" from within GUI does not bring back the virtual consoles.
Comment 10 Vincenzo Ciancia 2005-06-20 12:12:52 EDT
I also have this problem with fc4 on a i855 card, and had no problem both with
fc3 and ubuntu 5.04 which has both xorg 6.8.2 and kernel 2.6.11. Is there
anything I could do to help identifying the problem?
Comment 11 Tauroka 2005-06-29 03:54:26 EDT
"Me Too"

i855GM in a Fujitsu (Siemens) P7010.
Worked fine in FC3.
Same problem as described in FC4.

Solution:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=161242

Normal behaviour since copying Mike Harris's FC3 libvgahw.a over the top of the
FC4 one.

Recommend that this bug be marked as a duplicate of Bug #161242
Comment 12 Mike A. Harris 2005-06-29 16:16:33 EDT
Jens:  Please review bug #161242, and confirm wether or not the workaround
provided in that bug report resolves the issue for you.  If it does, please
reassign this bug to xorg-x11, and mark it as a duplicate of bug #161242.
Comment 13 Jens Petersen 2005-06-30 01:04:52 EDT
Thanks, Mike.  I installed the module from xorg-x11-6.8.1-12.FC3.21
and yes this fixed the problem for me. :)

I also noticed that after logging out of X now, gdm comes up noticeably
quicker than before fwiw.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 161242 ***

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