Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 208610
black screen when hitting rhgb
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:44 EST
Description of problem:
After the following fix:
> - xorg-x11-server-1.1.1-vt-activate-is-a-terrible-api.patch: Since the
> VT_ACTIVATE/VT_WAITACTIVE pair are never guaranteed to successfully
> complete, set a 5 second timeout on the WAITACTIVE, and retry the pair
> until we win. (#207746)
went in I had expected a return to working rhgb but instead I'm greeted by a
black screen. doing ctrl+alt+backspace restores the boot process.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot system
Created attachment 137408 [details]
And it helps if I actually attach the log file.. doh
rpm -q xorg-x11-drv-ati
I suspect the DAC hack added in -2 is turning off your output when it shouldn't.
I don't get that.. -2 should be the most recent one.. -11 ??
okay I removed the driver and reinstalled the -2 one released today, same problem.
Try this test RPM:
(For the curious: changes the if (!bConnected) check in
radeon-6.6.2-dac-fix.patch to if (0), which should prevent us from turning off
the DAC, which would be one obvious source of black screens.)
well I tried booting after todays update since I saw an update from Dan Walsh to
selinux-policy that simply read "Fix rhgb". Regardless, this time rhgb pops. Can
anyone confirm the now non-brokenness of the behaviour?
dwmw2 reports that the workaround in comment #5 works for him. Adding to
6.6.2-4, and closing.