Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 81119
Screen is jumbled when coming up after blanking
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:49:31 EDT
Description of problem: When screen blanks after several minutes and you try to
bring screen back up it is shrunk to 1/4 of it's size and sections of screen are
jumbled (eg. - right upper quarter of screen is in lower left, etc.)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: All screen to go to sleep and blank out.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Allow screen to blank
2. When you bring screen back up it's jumbled.
Actual results: Screen becomes jumbled and shrunken. Nec. to logout to fix
Expected results: Screen should come back up from blanking and still be all in
order and readable.
Additional info: System is a Toshiba Satellite Pro 6100 with a NVidia GeForce 4
What driver are you using?
I have the NVidia GeForce420 Go graphics controller and it's running the "nv"
driver and it's configured with 16mb.
I will try switching to the "vesa" driver and see if I have the same results.
I have used with vesa driver for 2 days instead of nv drivers and have not
experienced the same problem. NV driver is chosen when selecting probe
videocard and card IS a Nvidia GeForce420 Go. Looks like probs with nv driver.
Please attach X config file and log file from using the "nv" driver.
Also, while X is running, please provide the output of:
Created attachment 89373 [details]
Copy of lsmod while nv driver is loaded
Created attachment 89374 [details]
Copy of XF86Config with nv driver loaded
You mentioned xf86config but you also said log file. What log file would that be?
The X log file in /var/log
Created attachment 89375 [details]
Copy of XFree86 log from /var/log
Sorry, I realized this just after I committed that last comment. Here you go!
Please test this video card with Red Hat Linux 9 and indicate here if
the problem is resolved or not.
If the problem persists, please file a bug report at http://bugs.xfree86.org
which will get to the nv driver maintainer whom works at Nvidia, and add a
link to the URL of your upstream bug report so I can track the issue
upstream and backport any fixes that get made by the maintainer.
Yes, this problem still exists in RH9 however now I am able to CTL-ALT-F1 to the
console and then CTL-ALT-F7 back to graphics mode and the screen comes back.
Here is the URL to the bug report at XFree86
The upstream 'nv' driver maintainer has closed the upstream bug
as "WONTFIX" indicating this can not be resolved because it requires
ACPI event notification, which does not occur currently. This issue
would have to be resolved by upstream X development before we could
address it as a feature enhancement in a future release.
Normalized upstream bug URL:
Closing as 'WONTFIX'.