Bug 927022 - No framebuffer console present in VMware
Summary: No framebuffer console present in VMware
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 18
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-03-24 21:58 UTC by nyuszika7h+redhat
Modified: 2013-04-03 04:23 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-04-03 04:23:39 UTC

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2013-03-24 21:58 UTC, nyuszika7h+redhat
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Description nyuszika7h+redhat 2013-03-24 21:58:46 UTC
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):

How reproducible:
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.
Actual results:
A VGA console showing "Welcome to GRUB!".

Expected results:
A framebuffer console with a login prompt.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Justin M. Forbes 2013-03-25 17:35:41 UTC
This should be enabled in the next update.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2013-04-01 13:30:51 UTC
kernel-3.8.5-201.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2013-04-01 22:34:16 UTC
Package kernel-3.8.5-201.fc18:
* 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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then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2013-04-03 04:23:41 UTC
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.

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