Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 447892
Text console only until first X server restart
Last modified: 2009-06-19 10:40:17 EDT
Description of problem:
On my laptop (Asus M6R, ATi Radeon Mobility 9100IGP) switching to the text
console and back works only until I restart the X server. After the X server
restart, the Ctrl-Alt-F<n> shows only slightly garbled screen contents from the
X session, not the text console. The text console is apparently active, though:
I have been able to type in "root" and the password, and the new console session
has been visible in the "w" command output. Alt-F8 switches back to the graphics
session, which works without problem. My graphics card is the following
(according to lspci):
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS300M AGP [Radeon
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot the system to the runlevel 5.
2. Press Ctrl-Alt-F1 to switch to the text console, Alt-F8 or whatever to get
back to the X session.
3. Press Ctrl-Alt-Backspace (or log in and log out) to restart the X server.
4. Press Ctrl-Alt-F1 to switch to the text console.
The text console is visible in step 2, garbled screen in graphics mode is
displayed in step 4.
The text console should be visible both in step 2 and step 4.
In fully updated Fedora 8 as of maybe two weeks ago it worked correctly.
I will attach my xorg.conf and Xorg.0.log.
Created attachment 306363 [details]
Created attachment 306364 [details]
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The bug is not present in fully updated F10, as far as I can test it.
Glad to hear it! Closing then.