Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 186229
dom0 vts are multicolored garbage
Last modified: 2008-02-26 18:01:39 EST
Description of problem:
When switching to vt 1-6, the console screen looks like some sort of text
pattern of random color blocks. Horizontally, it's split by about the right
number of lines for the console. Vertically, the width of each color block
varies from the standard width of a character to a few pixels wide. Pressing
return scrolls the screen, so I'm guessing the console is working and the login
prompt is there, but hidden beneath the colors.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. switch to vt 1-6
console login screen
I've also noticed that if I'm in vt7 and I shutdown, it switched to a black
screen with a blinking cursor. The cursor jumps around as the shutdown messages
are output, but I can't actually see the messages - just a black screen with cursor.
Is this still reproducible on the latest stable release+updates? Thanks.
change QA contact
This report targets FC5, which is now end-of-life.
Please re-test against Fedora 7 or later, and if the issue persists, open a new bug.