Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72048
XFree hangs the display upon return from virtual console on ATI Rage cards.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:45:43 EDT
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Description of problem:
When I switch from X to a virtual console everything happens as it should. The
problem comes around when I switch back from the virtual console to X. A nice
bit of blue/green nastyness appears at the top of the screen with some virtical
lines on it. This was also a problem with XFree 4.2.0-8 that was shipped with
RHL 7.3. Must reboot the machine to get display functionality back, switching
to runlevel 3,2,or 1 will not fix the display.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot to runlevel 5
2.switch to tty1 (or some text vc)
3.switch back to tty7 (or wherever X is bound)
Actual Results: Display is hung, but the machine is still active and will
accept input on the network card an such, but all STDIN appears to be /dev/null'ed.
Expected Results: I would expect the switch from text vc to X to be as seamless
as it is with every other graphics card.
These machines are manufactured by Dell and are Optiplex GX240s with an ATI Rage
card. I am using XFree86 4.2.0-56 distributed with Limbo 7/26/2002 release.
Update to the latest beta, and latest XFree86 release. A similar
problem is fixed in the latest codebase.
If the problem persists, please update the report, and include
your config file and X server log file.
No response in over 2.5 months, so I'm assuming the problem does not
happen in Red Hat Linux 8.0 with all current erratum applied.
If the problem does happen, then please attach the information that
I have requested above, and reopen this bug report.
Closing as CURRENTRELEASE (8.0)