Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 453272
icons and text missing
Last modified: 2009-07-14 13:44:44 EDT
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Description of problem:
Installed Fedora 9 on a Thinkpad T61 64 bit laptop with an intel x3100 graphics card several days ago. The default language is set to simplified Chinese. All was well until I booted up last night to discover that all of the text and icons were gone. The screen looks the same as the screenshots on this page: http://nicubunu.blogspot.com/2008/03/my-struggles-with-f9-beta.html
This page and a couple of others around the web give me the impression that there seems to be a problem with laptops with x3100 chips running fedora 9. Though there was a bug report filed here:
The report was closed. It seems as though the problem might not have been solved.
Pressing ctrl+alt+f1 allows me to get a text interface, but once I get back into the graphical interface the problem persists.
I renamed my xorg.conf file and booted up again, but I have the same result--no fonts or icons.
I will include the /var/ logs and my xorg.conf
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
gdm appears with no text or icons. If I enter my user name and password, I can get into the gnome desktop, but again, there is no text and no icons. I cannot type text, either (though I believe I can type Chinese characters using scim).
The gdm and gnome desktop should load normally
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log from /var/
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I'm able to get a normal graphical environment by changing the driver in
xorg.conf from "Intel" to "vesa".
I updated to the xorg-x11-drv-i810-2.3.2-2 driver in the testing repo, and then
changed back to the "intel" driver in xorg, but there was no improvement on
reboot. I had to change back to the "vesa" driver to get text and icons again.
I just changed this bug to x11-drv-i810, because I believe it only concerns my
chipset. Please let me know if I'm wrong.
Yes, you are probably right.
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