Bug 332711 - Switching to textmode from dual-screen with Xorg with ATI , text mode stays black.
Summary: Switching to textmode from dual-screen with Xorg with ATI , text mode stays b...
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-ati   
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Version: 7
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Dave Airlie
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-10-15 15:20 UTC by Helge Deller
Modified: 2008-06-17 02:40 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-06-17 02:40:03 UTC
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Xorg log file incl. traces from switching to text mode. (77.51 KB, text/plain)
2007-10-15 15:22 UTC, Helge Deller
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Description Helge Deller 2007-10-15 15:20:09 UTC
Description of problem:
I'm running FC7 on a HP NC6000 laptop with an "ATI Technologies Inc RV350 
[Mobility Radeon 9600 M10]" built-in graphics card with 

The laptop/gfx card allows me to attach an external monitor and as such I'm 
now running Xorg with Dual-Screen: Screen 1 is the internal flat panel 
(1024x768), screen 2 is the external monitor (1600x1200).
It works pretty well.

The only problem I have is, is that if I run this dual-screen configuration, 
then switching to text mode with Control-Alt-F1 is possible, but the screen 
stays black (i.e. it seems it switches to the text mode, but does not show any 
characters). When I pull out the laptop of the bay, and run Xorg in 
signle-screen-mode, then switching to text mode does work.

Comment 1 Helge Deller 2007-10-15 15:22:28 UTC
Created attachment 227741 [details]
Xorg log file incl. traces from switching to text mode.

Comment 2 Helge Deller 2007-10-15 15:25:38 UTC
One additional note:
If I switched to text mode, the screen is black. Then, when I press 
Control-Alt-F7 again to switch back to the graphical X screen, I can see the 
text console characters (basically the fedora login-prompt) for half a second 
before it switches to the graphical mode.
It seems, that some registers in the radeon driver haven't been correctly 
initialized in this dual-screen configuration for text mode.

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 14:45:02 UTC
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-06-17 02:40:00 UTC
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