Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 358631
intel video suspend/resume text mode console loss
Last modified: 2009-01-09 02:21:43 EST
Description of problem:
using 'intel' video driver, upon resume only X works. Text-mode consoles no
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
3. <ALT>-F1 == no console
No text mode consoles work
text mode consoles work
peaches are tasty
Reproduced on Dell D620 x86_64 running a core2 duo (SMP kernel)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS,
943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML
Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
Linux duo 184.108.40.206-91.fc7 #1 SMP Thu Sep 27 20:47:39 EDT 2007 x86_64 x86_64
works ok with i810 driver
Thanks for the bug report. We have reviewed the information you have provided
above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful
in our diagnosis of this issue.
Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log
file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file
attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.
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.
Cannot run without xorg.conf because it defaults to 'i810' driver and doesnt
reproduce this issue.
Attaching xorg.conf and xorg.0.log.
Created attachment 243941 [details]
Created attachment 243951 [details]
This is the Xorg.0.log before suspend.
Created attachment 243961 [details]
this is the Xorg.0.log after the system has resumed.
Looks like need to add this to the quirks list?
Are you able to follow the steps on
file the patches for the quirk files yourself, or would you just send me output
of lshal command and let me to generate the patch myself?
cloned the upstream git repo per
The upstream repository appears to already have these quirks. When is the next
update going to be released with this patch?
You can try packages from
http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=230701 It is very
experimental, unsupported, etc. I have just rebuild src.rpm with new tarball
created out of git. Does it help?
I still see this problem on a fully updated F8 release
Can you try the kernel from rawhide? It has suspend/resume bits that should
restore your text mode properly as well.
I confirm this bug on a notebook with intel i945GM video chipset and xorg's
intel driver. Also, after waking from a suspend, screen brightness is
automatically set to 100% and can no longer be adjusted using kpowersave.
However, if I switch to a text terminal (which shows nothing, as reported above)
and then switch back to a X terminal, it's possible to adjust brightness again.
The brightness is also automatically set to 100% everytime the screensaver runs.
Marcel, are you able to follow the steps in comment 3 as well, please? Also,
does the quirk shown above works for you?
Reporter, could you please reply to the previous question? If you won't reply in
one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.
text mode console has been working on my machine for a while on up-to-date F8.
Dell D620 and intel 945 graphics.
Not sure if the two other people who have commented have this machine or maybe
Sorry for not having answering your question, I did not see it when it was
published. When I run without a xorg.conf, the i810 driver is automatically
selected instead of the intel driver. When using the i810 driver, the machine
does not wake up from suspend. Also, it's not possible to adjust LCD brightness
using kpowersave with this driver.
When using the intel driver, it's possible to adjust LCD brightness using
kpowersave and the machine suspends and wakes up ok, but after waking up the LCD
brightness is automatically set to 100% and cannot be adjusted with kpowersave
anymore. Also, text mode consoles don't show anything after waking up from
suspend. However, switching to a text console and then switching back to X,
kpowersave is able to adjust LCD brightness again.
LCD brightness is also automatically set to 100% everytime the screensaver is run.
I'm running F8 fully updated on a Centrino Duo notebook produced by a brazilian
manufacturer (Itautec), but it's a clone of some ASUS notebook. It uses an ASUS
MB and intel i945GM video chipset.
I don't know how to install the quirk mentioned earlier, so I could not test it.
Tell me if I can provide any useful information that may help do trace this problem.
Matej, were you able to reproduce the behavior described above?
This should be fixed in rahwide & F9 kernels, which include kernel level
suspend/resume functionality for Intel graphics devices, please give that a
try if you can.
Seen here too, with Intel GM965 (a.k.a. X3100), Fedora 8 up-to-date at time of
commenting. Text console inaccessible after suspend/resume. Using
quirk-vbemode-restore resolves this, but I'll wait to see if forthcoming kernel
updates fix this.
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