Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 212676
starting xorg corrupts console font on Apple Powerbook 12" (GeForce FX 5200)
Last modified: 2018-04-11 09:56:55 EDT
Description of problem:
on my powerbook 12" with GeForce FX 5200 starting xorg corrupts console so that
it's totally unreadable.
Always on FC6, also in installer.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot into graphical login prompt
2. Press ctrl-alt-f1 to switch into console
Created attachment 139621 [details]
xorg log file
Also, in FC6t3 booting the install CD and then switching to console seemed to work fine.
I just tried FC5 install CD, and it corrupts the console too. It was probably some external condition that
made FC6t3 work ok, but I can't think of anything.
Apparently the nv driver gets very confused when there is more than one output
to use. Everything is fine when I'm using the laptop's built-in LCD only, but
when I plug in an external one, numerous troubles occur - the above font
corruption is one of them. I probably should report this to whoever's in charge
of nv, any pointers?
yes, you have reported your problem to the correct people, and I am sorry, that
we are replying to your report only now. Unfortunately, we could use very much
some more information about your setup. Could you, please, attach your X server
config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) to the bug report as individual uncompressed
file attachment using the bugzilla file attachment link below?
I would be also concerned about configuration from your previous installation.
Could you please also try to run without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever and
let X11 autodetect your display and video card? Attach to this bug
/var/log/Xorg.0.log from this attempt as well, please.
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
Created attachment 144518 [details]
Created attachment 144519 [details]
Xorg log when there is no xorg.conf file
When I remove the xorg.cong, X Window doesn't start anymore. I have attached
the log file for this case. It makes a few attempts and then suggests I run the
There you go. Let me know if anything else is needed.
Looks like the problem only happens when openfirmeware framebuffer driver is used. I have reported it
upstream via freedesktop bugzilla to opensource nvidia driver people.
Fedora Core 6 is no longer supported, could you please reproduce this with the
updated version of the currently supported distribution (Fedora 7, 8, or
Rawhide)? If this issue turns out to still be reproducible, please let us know
in this bug report. If after a month's time we have not heard back from you, we
will have to close this bug as CANTFIX.
Setting status to NEEDINFO, and awaiting information from the reporter.
[This is mass-filed message to all open Fedora Core 6 bugs related to Xorg or
Gecko. If you see any other reason, why this bug shouldn't be closed, please,
comment on it here.]
Yes, the problem persists on Fedora 8. The freedesktop bug I have filed is here:
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