Bug 27147 - Dell LS500 - Frame Buffer support causes purple text consoles
Dell LS500 - Frame Buffer support causes purple text consoles
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86-Servers (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-02-12 10:28 EST by David Sainty
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-22 14:05:07 EST
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ddcprobe from fisher (458 bytes, text/plain)
2001-02-13 20:20 EST, David Sainty
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XF86Config.test created by fisher install (3.32 KB, text/plain)
2001-02-13 20:23 EST, David Sainty
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Description David Sainty 2001-02-12 10:28:41 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux 2.4.0-0.99.24 i686; en-US; m18)

Upon gui Anaconda install, when X starts using frame buffer, all text
consules (e.g. tty2) are subsequently purple in colour. When swapping from
X to tty2 the X screen first changes to purple, and then the new console is

I tested using vga=787 on an installed system, and once X is started (in
800x600x64k) again the other consoles change to purple from the standard
"grey". I installed kernel-2.4.0-0.99.24 and XFree86-*-4.0.2-7 and the
problem still exists.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start gui anaconda installation
2.Change to tty2 (<ctrl><alt>2)

Actual Results:  Frame buffer support on LS500 gives purple consoles.

Expected Results:  Normal colour consoles.
Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 2001-02-13 19:23:32 EST
It works correctly until X starts, right?
Comment 2 David Sainty 2001-02-13 20:03:05 EST
Yes, that's correct. The kernel loads, we get correct text for the kernel
messages, we probe for video, X then starts with the correct colour. The problem
is moving from the 800x600 X display back to a text console (<Ctrl><Alt><F2>).
Moving back to the X display (<Ctrl><Alt><F7>) restores the X display with the
correct colours again.

I'm attaching the ddcprobe and the XF86Config.test for you also.

I can test any patches you have.

David S..
Comment 3 David Sainty 2001-02-13 20:20:33 EST
Created attachment 9967 [details]
ddcprobe from fisher
Comment 4 David Sainty 2001-02-13 20:23:10 EST
Created attachment 9968 [details]
XF86Config.test created by fisher install
Comment 5 David Sainty 2001-02-22 14:05:03 EST
Looks to be fixed in standard wolverine installation from CD.  Could this have
been a 15bpp/16bpp issue?
Comment 6 Mike A. Harris 2001-02-22 14:26:04 EST
No idea.  Every new XFree package is resync'd with XFree86 stable branch
of CVS via patch #0 though, so it is possible a new fix got in that I didn't
see.  I'm closing this since you say it is fixed now.  Hope that is ok.
Comment 7 David Sainty 2001-02-23 14:40:18 EST
So you know...  vga=788 fixes this.  Installation for wolverine now uses vga=788
instead of vga=787 which was used previously, and as I recall the difference
between 787 and 788 is the bpp. Now we have a properly resolved bug. :-)

David S..

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