Bug 447925 - ttys go black "virusstyle" when Xorg starts
Summary: ttys go black "virusstyle" when Xorg starts
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-i810
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adam Jackson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-05-22 13:58 UTC by Joacim
Modified: 2018-04-11 09:58 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-07-14 17:41:48 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Install log (25.42 KB, text/plain)
2008-05-22 13:58 UTC, Joacim
no flags Details
lspci output (1.60 KB, text/plain)
2008-05-22 13:59 UTC, Joacim
no flags Details
dmesg output (22.41 KB, text/plain)
2008-05-22 14:00 UTC, Joacim
no flags Details
xorg.conf (593 bytes, text/plain)
2008-05-23 08:45 UTC, Joacim
no flags Details
Xorg.0.log logged using the attached xorg.conf (26.61 KB, text/plain)
2008-05-23 08:46 UTC, Joacim
no flags Details
Xorg.1.log logged with the attached xorg.conf (21.24 KB, text/plain)
2008-05-23 08:47 UTC, Joacim
no flags Details
Xorg.0.log logged using no xorg.conf in /etc/X11 (23.01 KB, text/plain)
2008-05-23 08:48 UTC, Joacim
no flags Details

Description Joacim 2008-05-22 13:58:13 UTC
Description of problem:
After a fresh DVD install all the text in my ttys disappeared in a virus/matrix
like surreal moment. They are now useless and black. Switching terminals back
and forth between X and tty helps sometimes for some seconds and then it's all
dark again. Xorg seems to work just fine. (Ctl-Alt-F7)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Not sure if the triggering component (Xorg) also is the main problem.

How reproducible:
Always, every time I reboot I can see the disapearing ttys when I change back
and forth between Ctl-Alt-F1-6 and Ctl-Alt-F7. How long I have to wait for the
text erasing to start varies from seconds to two minutes.
HW: Tested with two different computers (identical models)
    memtest is OK after 45 passes on one of them.
SW: Verifyed SHA1SUM of Fedora-9-i386-DVD.iso - OK.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Fresh install of Fedora-9-i386-DVD.iso
2. Try logging in to Xorg as root => You bounce back to the login-window.
3. Switch to a tty and wait for some seconds. Surreal virus-like! Something  
starts to erase my letters!
Actual results:
Terminals are rendered useless.

Expected results:
Normal terminal with predictable text-flow.

Additional info:
System was installed with only the root user account.

Comment 1 Joacim 2008-05-22 13:58:13 UTC
Created attachment 306383 [details]
Install log

Comment 2 Joacim 2008-05-22 13:59:53 UTC
Created attachment 306384 [details]
lspci output

Comment 3 Joacim 2008-05-22 14:00:15 UTC
Created attachment 306385 [details]
dmesg output

Comment 4 Matěj Cepl 2008-05-22 20:06:36 UTC
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.

Comment 5 Joacim 2008-05-23 08:45:24 UTC
Created attachment 306456 [details]

Comment 6 Joacim 2008-05-23 08:46:46 UTC
Created attachment 306457 [details]
Xorg.0.log logged using the attached xorg.conf

Comment 7 Joacim 2008-05-23 08:47:22 UTC
Created attachment 306458 [details]
Xorg.1.log logged with the attached xorg.conf

Comment 8 Joacim 2008-05-23 08:48:30 UTC
Created attachment 306460 [details]
Xorg.0.log logged using no xorg.conf in /etc/X11

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