Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 450462
Cannot return to console from X unless module vga16fb is loaded
Last modified: 2018-04-11 02:49:22 EDT
Description of problem:
If I try to switch from X to a console (eg. alt F2), the screen goes black. If
I do "modprobe vga16fb", then switching back gives me a visible console. This
is on a "Silicon Motion, Inc. SM720 Lynx3DM" on an Acer TravelMate C100.
LaundPad has more information in its own bug at
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot up.
2. Try to start X (which fails for reasons in bug #443544)
3. Try to return to a console
* the screen is black; you can still login and pass commands to the console, but
you can't see anything on the screen.
* I can see the console and see the characters on the screen, like when vga16fb
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.
Sadly, unable to access a web browser from home, I ended up reinstalling Ubuntu. I intend on trying Fedora 10 on the laptop, and if the issue reoccurs, I'll open the bug.
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