Bug 470663 - VT switching causes X to flash screen blue and white
VT switching causes X to flash screen blue and white
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-i810 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
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Reported: 2008-11-08 11:18 EST by Dan Nicholson
Modified: 2009-07-14 12:50 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 12:50:05 EDT
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1st server being switched from (18.50 KB, text/plain)
2008-11-08 11:18 EST, Dan Nicholson
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2nd server being switched to (23.63 KB, text/plain)
2008-11-08 11:19 EST, Dan Nicholson
no flags Details
xorg.conf (637 bytes, text/plain)
2008-11-08 11:19 EST, Dan Nicholson
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Description Dan Nicholson 2008-11-08 11:18:05 EST
Often when initiating a VT switch, an existing X server will begin flashing blue and white, and I have to reboot to get a usable server up again. It seems like it loses the mode it's using. This sometimes happens when switching from X to console, but more often when a new X server is spawned from gdm-user-switch-applet.

Hardware is a G965 driving a ViewSonic VX924 over DVI through an ADD2 card. I'm assigning this to the i810 driver, but I suppose it could be the xserver, too. I'll attach the two logs from the last time this happened.
Comment 1 Dan Nicholson 2008-11-08 11:18:51 EST
Created attachment 322950 [details]
1st server being switched from
Comment 2 Dan Nicholson 2008-11-08 11:19:17 EST
Created attachment 322951 [details]
2nd server being switched to
Comment 3 Dan Nicholson 2008-11-08 11:19:47 EST
Created attachment 322952 [details]
Comment 4 Dan Nicholson 2008-11-09 10:44:37 EST
Interesting. When I boot with a vesa fb (vga=789 or such), I have yet to see the flashing blue/white mode.
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