Bug 477521 - Complete font loss after reboot
Summary: Complete font loss after reboot
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-ati
Version: 10
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-12-21 14:55 UTC by Brian Semrad
Modified: 2018-04-11 18:40 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.9.0-63.fc10.i386
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 23:19:32 UTC

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Description Brian Semrad 2008-12-21 14:55:22 UTC
Description of problem:

Installing xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.9.0-62.fc10 on my Sony PCG-GRX670 laptop with an ATI Mobility 7500 video card and then doing a cold restart of the system completely looses all text/font output. Seems to be some sort of firmware loading regression.

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How reproducible:

Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Driver
2. Power system off, a warm restart will not reproduce this bug.
3. Restart system and once system gets to the graphical login screen all text output will be gone. Everything else seems to work fine but all text is missing from all windows controls and applications etc...
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Comment 1 Brian Semrad 2008-12-21 15:11:44 UTC
Here is my smolt info if you need additional information on my hardware



Comment 2 Carter Weatherly 2008-12-21 22:07:55 UTC
Almost the same problem on an IBM R50 (another ATI M7500) -- I don't have to reboot to reproduce the problem (just restart gdm).  I'm pretty sure this is a driver problem as I can go back and forth between the radeon and vesa drivers, and only the vesa driver displays text.  I also tried the radeon driver with no extra options (in my xorg.conf) without success.

If anyone reading this wants a workaround, reverting back to the version on the liveCD worked for me:

$ cd /tmp
$ wget http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/10/Fedora/i386/os/Packages/xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.9.0-54.fc10.i386.rpm
$ su
# yum remove xorg-x11-drv-ati
# yum localinstall xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.9.0-54.fc10.i386.rpm
# reboot

Comment 3 David A. De Graaf 2008-12-24 20:49:27 UTC
Me too.  On an IBM T30 laptop with  ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500].  

The new driver renders all text in X invisible (except in xterm).
Restoring the distribution version, xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.9.0-54.fc10.i386, fixed it.

This is a big time blunder...

Comment 4 Carter Weatherly 2008-12-26 19:35:52 UTC
Updating to xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.9.0-63.fc10.i386 fixed the issue for me.  See:  <https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F10/FEDORA-2008-11780>

Comment 5 David A. De Graaf 2008-12-27 16:44:39 UTC
Yes, it's fixed for my IBM T30, too.  The updated xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.9.0-63.fc10.i386 works perfectly.  Thank you.

Comment 6 Brian Semrad 2008-12-28 13:38:54 UTC
Works good for me as well.


Comment 7 Matěj Cepl 2009-01-09 23:19:32 UTC
Thanks for letting us know.

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