Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 492173
Random font after returning to text mode
Last modified: 2009-03-29 18:40:46 EDT
Description of problem:
After testing new nouveau driver using Live CD for test-day, when tryed to startx and then exit from graphics environment, my font in text mode was broken. There was some random "|" visible on whole screen.
By running "setfont" command as any user without parameters fixed my font and I can normally work with my PC. Second startx works well, but returning to text mode breaks my font again.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Live CD from test-day:
always (tested 2 times), but still return from startx, switching to CTRL+ALT+F2 works without problem.
||||on whole screen
My smolt profile ID: 6638ff1f-19dc-4578-ba2e-5907f8de5839
I see this too.
I didn't see this until the second time I stopped the xorg. I then started and stopped it s3veral more times and it came back with normal fonts.
I see this as well with a Quadro NVS 135M.
First time I stopped Xorg, worked fine. Second time I saw the vertical lines. I started/stopped Xorg a few more times and continued to see the lines.
I saw the same with a Quadro NVS140M.
You guys all appear to be on G80-series cards, so hopefully I just fixed this in xorg-x11-drv-nouveau-0.0.12-16.20090326git01cee29.fc11.
There's RPMs up http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=1259057 for testing :)
I installed the and xorg-x11-drv-nouveau-0.0.12-16.20090326git01cee29.fc11.x86_64.rpm over the live CD and I didn't have the problem. I didn't have time to shutdown and run the test another time.
I'm seeing this as well on a GeForce 8600M GT (rev a1) on an Apple MacBook Pro. I was able to take a picture, and will test the updated nouveau driver (on top of the LiveCD) later today.
Created attachment 336779 [details]
Poor photo of the console after stopping X
Sorry about the poor quality -- this is a photo of the console after stopping X for the first time.
The updated RPM from Koji does solve this problem on my system. I tested the Nouveau Test Day LiveCD with the updated xorg-x11-drv-nouveau driver (the .16 version) and it worked great!
The build that fixes this is tagged for dist-f11, so it's effectively in rawhide: it'll be in as soon as the beta freeze is lifted. so, closing. thanks for testing!
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*** Bug 492722 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***