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Bug 8789 - FrameBuffer scrambles screen
FrameBuffer scrambles screen
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
6.2
i386 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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: 7549 7597 8287 8500 9323 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2000-01-24 00:02 EST by Frank Sweetser
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-03-27 07:00:01 EST
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Description Frank Sweetser 2000-01-24 00:02:55 EST
When the framebuffer devices are enabled in the kernel, the screen is
constantly "snowed" in in text mode.  X is similarly scrambled, and
essentially useless.  Recompiling the kernel without framebuffer support
fixes the problem.

relevant bit of lspci -v
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Nvidia Corporation Riva TNT (rev 04)
	Subsystem: Unknown device 1092:0550
	Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
	Memory at e1000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
	Memory at e3000000 (32-bit, prefetchable)
	Capabilities: <available only to root>
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-05 02:05:59 EST
*** Bug 8500 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-06 01:02:59 EST
*** Bug 7549 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-06 01:05:59 EST
*** Bug 7597 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-06 01:24:59 EST
*** Bug 8287 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Preston Brown 2000-02-23 20:22:59 EST
*** Bug 9323 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Alan Cox 2000-08-22 10:53:18 EDT
The nvidia frame buffer + X server combination isnt supported.
Either use nvidia X and text mode or frame buffer and XFree86_fb (unaccelerated)

I believe this is supposed to get fixed by 2.4

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