Bug 451645 - Strange fonts on Lenovo T60 with radeon_tp driver
Strange fonts on Lenovo T60 with radeon_tp driver
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: xorg-x11-drv-ati (Show other bugs)
All Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Dave Airlie
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Blocks: 391501 447321
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Reported: 2008-06-16 09:04 EDT by Alan Matsuoka
Modified: 2010-10-22 21:57 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-01-20 16:39:14 EST
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Attachments (Terms of Use)
sosreport (1.49 MB, application/x-bzip2)
2008-06-16 09:04 EDT, Alan Matsuoka
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Xorg.0.log-messy-fonts (251.12 KB, application/octet-stream)
2008-06-16 09:05 EDT, Alan Matsuoka
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correct.bz2 (475.21 KB, application/x-bzip2)
2008-06-16 09:05 EDT, Alan Matsuoka
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defect.bz2 (454.45 KB, application/x-bzip2)
2008-06-16 09:06 EDT, Alan Matsuoka
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xorg.conf (826 bytes, application/octet-stream)
2008-06-16 09:07 EDT, Alan Matsuoka
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This is how it is supposed to look like (478.16 KB, image/jpeg)
2008-06-16 10:29 EDT, Matěj Cepl
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This is how it looks like (456.71 KB, image/jpeg)
2008-06-16 10:33 EDT, Matěj Cepl
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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHEA-2009:0166 normal SHIPPED_LIVE xorg-x11-drv-ati enhancement and bug fix update 2009-01-20 11:05:28 EST

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Description Alan Matsuoka 2008-06-16 09:04:06 EDT
Description of problem:
If I configure X11 to use the radeon_tp driver and switch back to a text
console, the fonts are ugly. This only happens after I started X (eg. no
problems in runlevel 3).

Using vesa driver doesn't corrupt the fonts.

How reproducible:
always after starting X

Steps to Reproduce:
- configure X11 to use radeon_tp driver
- start X
- switch back to text console

Actual results:
Fonts look strange

Expected results:
Fonts should be readable

Additional info:
Since this is difficult to explain, I attached two "screenshots". One before I
started X and the second after starting X.

Exiting from X doesn't fix the font issue.

Changing X configuration to another driver (eg. vesa) fixes the font issue! But
only till I switch back to radeon_tp.

radeon_tp must be used on this kind of hardware because the old driver (radeon)
doesn't support this chip.
Comment 1 Alan Matsuoka 2008-06-16 09:04:07 EDT
Created attachment 309482 [details]
Comment 2 Alan Matsuoka 2008-06-16 09:05:24 EDT
Created attachment 309483 [details]
Comment 3 Alan Matsuoka 2008-06-16 09:05:57 EDT
Created attachment 309484 [details]
Comment 4 Alan Matsuoka 2008-06-16 09:06:45 EDT
Created attachment 309486 [details]
Comment 5 Alan Matsuoka 2008-06-16 09:07:53 EDT
Created attachment 309487 [details]
Comment 6 Matěj Cepl 2008-06-16 10:29:47 EDT
Created attachment 309505 [details]
This is how it is supposed to look like
Comment 7 Matěj Cepl 2008-06-16 10:33:06 EDT
Created attachment 309506 [details]
This is how it looks like
Comment 10 Dave Airlie 2008-09-11 23:48:06 EDT



tested on my thinkpad no more bad fonts on vt switch.
Comment 14 Cameron Meadors 2008-12-10 11:57:59 EST
tested on many radeon cards with the r500 driver (replaces radeon_tp in 5.3).  No messy fonts to be seen.
Comment 17 errata-xmlrpc 2009-01-20 16:39:14 EST
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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