Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 492244
[nouveau] Killing X results in garbled screen
Last modified: 2009-03-29 13:36:07 EDT
Description of problem:
After booting the 2009-03-25 Test Day Live CD, I tried to switch to the 3rd runlevel. It worked, but X didn't terminate so I ran 'killall gnome-session'. That didn't do much either, so I finally ran 'killall X' which did work, but the machine froze and the display started displaying random characters in different colors (see picture)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Test Day 2009-03-25 Live CD
Unknown (only tried once)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. su -
2. init 3
3. killall gnome-session && killall X
'init 3' doesn't kill X, but once 'killall gnome-session && killall X' is executed the computer returns to text mode but is unresponsive and displays random characters in different colors
init 3 does kill X and VT switch happens without video glitches
I have a video ready as well - if you'd like to see it, let me know what format you prefer and I'll upload it to my website.
Hey. The corrupted text mode is probably a duplicate of https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=492173. If you're able to test the build referenced by that bug and report, that'd be great, thanks!
"init 3" not responding (sometimes it works for me, sometimes it doesn't) doesn't seem to be a nouveau issue.
When doing the restart X test, i got the same results, but only once. After typing in startx again and killing it, the terminal was fine.
New RPM works perfectly. Just a note though, switching to VTs makes X have the same weird corruption as reported in bug 492241, but on the entire screen not just in a vertical band.
Oops, forgot to change the resolution category...