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Bug 592764 - black screen with KMS
Summary: black screen with KMS
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-vesa
Version: 13
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-16 18:52 UTC by Stas Sergeev
Modified: 2011-06-27 16:24 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-06-27 16:24:42 UTC
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Description Stas Sergeev 2010-05-16 18:52:17 UTC
Description of problem:
When KMS is enalbed, using vesa
driver results in a black screen.
The PC is not locked up, you can
still Ctrl-Alt-BkSp then Ctrl-Alt-Del
(when X is terminated, the console is
not restored, so you have to reboot)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enable KMS
2. Enable vesa in xorg.conf
3. startx
Actual results:
Black screen. Monitor complains about
the out-of-range freq and shuts down.

Expected results:
Umm, well, I guess the vesa driver
can't work with KMS by definition,
so perhaps the adequate error message
would just do. It may suggest using
fbdev instead, or it can fall back to
fbdev, or something like that...

Additional info:

Comment 1 Stas Sergeev 2010-05-16 19:15:56 UTC
Oh, forgot to specify the card:
05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon HD 3870

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2011-06-02 13:57:19 UTC
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2011-06-27 16:24:42 UTC
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