Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 990565
Software update 29 July caused screen to be unreadable
Last modified: 2013-08-26 03:35:23 EDT
Description of problem: Applied all updates (software update tool) on 29 July. Thereafter majority of windows text and icons are unreadable.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
updated from 3.9.9-302.fc19.x86_64 to 3.10.3-300.fc19.x86-64
Booted into latest kernel, screen shows windows, but majority of text illegible, even cli text does not show.
Tried with KDE, same result.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/davepawson/9398487515/ shows an example.
Trying to use screenshot caused a problem to show in bug reporter.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot into newer kernel
2. Try to read text / use the machine.
Probably need more detailed information to triage this properly. Seems to be video driver related somehow.
Mind sharing the relevant content of your /var/log/yum.log for the day you mention?
for yum log.
Boo, looks like it included the trifecta: kernel, mesa, xorg-x11-server , could be any one of those.
What video card/driver are you using? probably best to triage to the driver in use to start.
How to find out the driver? Graphics card is ATI Radeon HD4770.
?Triage the driver? What's that / how please?
Further updates today. Yum log at http://pastebin.com/EkdVWkt7
Booted into new kernel, 3.10.4-300.fc19.x86_64
Problem remains. E.g. no text showing in command shell.
Further updates applied.
Yum log at http://pastebin.com/ZYm6PhxL
Still no text showing in a terminal window.
Should I start again with a new install of Fedora? Do you think that would work? Or do you think this be fixed?
Updates applied 14 Aug.
yum log http://pastebin.com/7agT2EkC
Still no characters visible in text window.
Since no reply from Fedora devs, I tried a little experiment.
New disk. New Fedora 19 download.
Installed from DVD.
Window text showed fine.
Updated from repos, half a gig of udpates.
Hey presto, no text visible.
My guess? Fedora 19, more recent versions, simply does not work
with Graphics card is ATI Radeon HD4770
Which distro next?
Update to kernel 3.10.7 has no effect.
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=986375 could be related,.
No response. My options are clear now. Thanks.