Created attachment 715700 [details]
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Description of problem:
CONFIG_DRM_VMWGFX_FBCON is not enabled in the kernel's configuration, causing the framebuffer console to be non-functional when Xorg is running. I can confirm that getty is running at least on tty2-4, but all I get on tty2-12 is a "Welcome to GRUB!" screen, and I can't type anything.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
See the steps.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora in VMware. (I wasn't able to reproduce this on the live CD.)
2. Install VMware Tools. (Probably not needed.)
3. Start Xorg.
4. Switch to any of tty2-12.
A VGA console showing "Welcome to GRUB!".
A framebuffer console with a login prompt.
This should be enabled in the next update.
kernel-3.8.5-201.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing kernel-3.8.5-201.fc18'
as soon as you are able to, then reboot.
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kernel-3.8.5-201.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.