Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 436635
Do -NOT- drop to textmode login when shifting ctrl-alt-f1, etc.
Last modified: 2009-01-09 02:42:42 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:220.127.116.11) Gecko/20080208 Fedora/18.104.22.168-1.fc8 Firefox/22.214.171.124
Description of problem:
xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.8.0-1.fc8 installed on a notebook HP-c6715b
Fedora 8 installed at the same time on a server with an nv-display driver,
and when login, shifting from default ( ctrl-alt-f7) to any other, say ctrl-alt-f1, you are dropped to textmode login screen, as expected.
On the notebook with the driver listed at top, you only have a blank graphical
screen. No login, nothing. If it is gdm that doesn't work, or if the driver
listed at top doesn't shut down, - is uncertain.
(newbie in reporting bugs )
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. you need this hardware, as it worked on the server install
2. press ctrl-alt-f1 or other function keys.
3. ( pressing ctrl-alt-f7 brings you back to your x-session )
Blank graphical screen with nothing happening, expect you may go back
to you x-session as described in point 3.
It should drop you into text mode, supply you with a login
the mouse pointer doesn't work after pressing ctrl-alt-f1, right?
It's a fairly common X driver bug where pressing ctrl-alt-f1 doesn't correctly
restore text mode.
That is correct. ( An error: Summary should read - Do NOT drop to textmode...)
Question: - you think this should have been filed against the xorg-drv package ?
If that is so, please feel free to do such correction if possible.
can you attach and xorg.conf and /var/log/Xorg.0.log from this system?
Created attachment 306330 [details]
Created attachment 306331 [details]
- Missed to notice what/when and upgrade took place that seem to
have fixed this problem.
- Checked installed packages, current: xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.8.0-4.fc8.x86_64
- The hardware is a Radeon-X1250, checked info from email@example.com
However, it does not tolerate movie applications. Not responding to anything
but power-off. This may also happen after some time of usage, using ordinary
programs. No clue of the reason. ( found similar stories at Xorg, etc )
In some cases an unexplained high activity of disk usage may force one to
shut-down in this way, which doesn't leave any answers of possible cause. Used
system-monitor, top, etc. - but they freeze up as well.
( Perhaps related to memory/swap ? may happen using Firefox, which seem to have
come up with several problems recently )
In closing: It does drop to textmode now, but there seem to be something more
with the driver.
I am aware that Fedora have excluded some movie/sound formats, but the programs
should behave, not crash the whole screen, and not freeze up the computer.
I don't have hardware that run Fedora 8, so .. I have no idea what is working on
a regular machine.
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