Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 451322
display corrupt after upgrade
Last modified: 2009-07-14 13:43:36 EDT
Description of problem:
upgrade for F9 from a working F8 configuration broke the display. In any mode
under F9, the display appears to be very corrupted with noise that moves the
image rapidly horizontally and vertically, over a short distance. Looks like
I've selected a resolution which the monitor does not support.
Dell E153FP monitor (I think, it's not physically labeled)
this is a flatscreen monitor which is not very new.
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P DRAM Controller/Host-Hub
Interface (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P PCI to AGP Controller (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI
Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI
Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI
Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI
Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI
Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev c2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface
Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDE Controller
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB (ICH5) SATA Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R)
AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Matrox Graphics, Inc. MGA G400/G450 (rev 04)
02:07.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Agere Systems FW323 (rev 61)
02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82562EZ 10/100 Ethernet
Controller (rev 01)
I could not work around this problem with F9 packages.
Downgrading to the F8 xorg (and adding F8 yum repo config for xorg and related)
fixed the problem
I expected the upgrade to not require any manual configuration to make xorg-x11
work; none is required for F8. Also, I expected xorg-x11 from F9 to basically
work on upgrade under at least one configuration, but it does not.
Created attachment 309277 [details]
log from working F8 config after downgrade
Created attachment 309278 [details]
current working f8 config
Created attachment 309279 [details]
working xorg config prior to upgrade
I was using this config file form roughly a year prior to upgrade
xorg-x11-drv-mga-184.108.40.206-6.fc8.i386 is currently-installed driver package
It would be really useful to get /var/log/Xorg.*.log from broken attempt to use
F9 Xorg? Isn't it there somewhere in /var/log? Couldn't we get it, please?
Created attachment 309750 [details]
xorg log from broken f9 X session after upgrade
Would any additional details be useful? I don't mind running an older version
of X for a while, but it will create problems again when I next upgrade this
system (and I'm running a one-off system, on the box where I try to catch
desktop app bugs).
any hints to get moving on this, or details needed?
I have this same problem. I can't even get the F9 installer to work because the video is so bad. I'm using a nVidia 8800 GT on a ViewSonic VA1912wb (19" widescreen LCD)
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