Bug 452266 - Vesa driver makes screen black on Fedora 9 xorg with via chrome9 HC IGP chip
Vesa driver makes screen black on Fedora 9 xorg with via chrome9 HC IGP chip
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-vesa (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-06-20 12:21 EDT by chris desjardins
Modified: 2009-07-14 13:44 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 13:44:04 EDT
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Xorg.0.log (77.56 KB, text/plain)
2008-06-20 13:27 EDT, chris desjardins
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Description chris desjardins 2008-06-20 12:21:12 EDT
When I go to start X on Fedora 9 (and rawhide) with the vesa driver then my
screen gets black and it freezes my machine (i.e. I am unable to kill X with
alt+ctrl+del).  I have a Via Chrome9 HC IGP, ordinarily I would use the
openchrome driver but it doesn't work with Fedora 9's xorg either. Vesa worked
fine with Fedora 7 and Fedora 8 which used the older xorg.  This is also
occurring  on Rawhide's Xorg too.

I also opened a bug report upstream as I wasn't sure if this was a Fedora bug or
an Xorg bug.


I assigned severity to high because w/o vesa working (and openchrome doesn't
work either) I have no working X.  However, feel free to readjust as appropriate.
Comment 1 chris desjardins 2008-06-20 13:27:09 EDT
Created attachment 309938 [details]
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 21:42:19 EDT
This message is a reminder that Fedora 9 is nearing its end of life.
Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
and issuing updates for Fedora 9.  It is Fedora's policy to close all
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 13:44:04 EDT
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
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