Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 52493
(several video adapters) character & color corruption in text mode
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:36:32 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Windows NT 5.0)
Description of problem:
I see minor character corruption in text virtual terminals. It works fine
95% of the time, but sometimes about 20-40 characters on the screen are
replaced by other characters in all kinds of strange colors, leaving all
other characters unaffected.
Whenever I switch back from or kill X, the text terminal is VERY
scrambled, sometimes up to 50% screwed up characters and colors.
Sometimes the corruption is seemingly random, and other times definite
patterns, crop circles and pentagrams can be seen. (Joking about crop
circles and pentagrams.)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Use any programs in a text virtual terminal, especially programs with
color and scrolling.
Run X and go back to the terminal.
Actual Results: Random character and/or color corruption.
Patterns of character and/or color corruption.
Expected Results: No screen corruption.
HP Pavillion n5470 Notebook
(very similar notebook)
Created attachment 29351 [details]
Harald Hoyer and Mike Harris have reproduced the "switch from X" screen
corruption with Voodoo3.
We (Red Hat) should try to fix this before next release.
I no longer have access to this particular laptop, though I think this has been
fixed a long time ago. Anyone know?