Bug 450748 - Screen is garbled when switching to terminal from X
Summary: Screen is garbled when switching to terminal from X
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 498457
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-ati
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dave Airlie
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-10 19:58 UTC by David Rees
Modified: 2018-04-11 10:55 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-06-30 09:05:04 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
xorg.conf (1.03 KB, text/plain)
2008-06-10 19:59 UTC, David Rees
no flags Details
Xorg.0.log from attached xorg.conf (46.79 KB, text/plain)
2008-06-10 20:00 UTC, David Rees
no flags Details
Xorg.0.log with no xorg.conf (49.37 KB, text/plain)
2008-06-10 20:04 UTC, David Rees
no flags Details

Description David Rees 2008-06-10 19:58:56 UTC
Description of problem:
When switching from X to a plain text terminal (Ctrl-Alt-F1), instead of seeing
the login prompt as expected, I am presented with a bunch of random vertical
lines - nothing is visible. I can switch back to X (Ctrl-Alt-F7) and everything
is normal.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot into run level 5
2. Switch to VT1 - Ctrl-Alt-F1
Actual results:
Garbled screen with lots of vertical lines, no readable output.

Expected results:
Login prompt.

Additional info:
This machine is a Dell Vostro 1000. Here is the display info from lspci -v.

01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS485 [Radeon Xpress
1100 IGP] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
	Subsystem: Dell Unknown device 022a
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 66, IRQ 10
	Memory at c8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
	I/O ports at 9000 [size=256]
	Memory at c0100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
	[virtual] Expansion ROM at c0120000 [disabled] [size=128K]
	Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
	Kernel modules: radeonfb

I will also attach the current xorg.conf, Xorg.0.log and another log without a

Comment 1 David Rees 2008-06-10 19:59:42 UTC
Created attachment 308856 [details]

Comment 2 David Rees 2008-06-10 20:00:29 UTC
Created attachment 308857 [details]
Xorg.0.log from attached xorg.conf

Comment 3 David Rees 2008-06-10 20:04:01 UTC
Created attachment 308858 [details]
Xorg.0.log with no xorg.conf

Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-06-10 01:31:57 UTC
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Comment 5 David Rees 2009-06-11 20:30:32 UTC
Just tested on F11 with the same results.

Comment 6 Matěj Cepl 2009-06-30 09:05:04 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 498457 ***

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