Re: Wheezy upgrade trashes display
Problems with video rendering after this upgrade here too.
On Tuesday 12 April 2011 20:30:09 Steve Kleene wrote:
> Two weeks ago I successfully installed Wheezy (testing). Yesterday I did
> the latest upgrades, and now my X-Windows display is unreadable. Here are
> the details:
> 1. I called "apt-get upgrade", which listed 50 packages it was holding
> back. Most were xorg-related. I did not proceed with that upgrade but
> called "apt-get install" to install the 50 packages, and then "apt-get
> autoremove" as suggested. I then proceeded again with "apt-get upgrade",
> which installed many more packages, including a kernel upgrade from
> 2.6.32-5-686 to 2.6.38-2-686. I got an xorg warning for people running
> the ati module, which I was not. Another error warned about e100, which I
> am running.
So what module are you running? Is it i810?
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> 3. I then call startx, which tries to use fvwm to put up windows. Instead
> I get something resembling a display grossly out of sync. The same
> happens if I start gdm3 (gnome). However, there is a perfectly nice arrow
> icon for the mouse, and it responds to the mouse. The worst thing is that
> neither CTRL-ALT-F1 nor CTRL-ALT-Backscape lets me drop back to the
> console. I have to do a hardware reset and reboot (or do "sleep 30;
> reboot" in another console before I try startx).
Here with KDE 4.4.5 it isn't as bad as that but there are disturbing artifacts
of other screen portions in the window titlebars and some characters are
randomly garbled, even in a text in konsole using e.g. slrn.
> Grub still
> offers me the chance to boot into 2.6.32, but that crashes with a screen
> full of kernel errors.
So it does here. Well it hangs on start-up. That seems to be due to the kernel
Unfortunately this prevents one from checking if the kernel is the problem or
the video driver. Would I have known beforehand I would have installed the
kernel first - checked it and then installed the new Xorg-stuff. Duh!
> I will report some lines seen on booting the new kernel, even though they
> may not underlie the display problem. Here they are:
> Starting rpcbind daemon...rpcbind: Cannot open
> '/var/run/rpcbind/rpcbind.xdr' file for reading, errno 2 (No such file or
> CPUFreq Utilities: Setting ondemand CPUFreq governor...disabled, governor
> not available...done.
> saned disabled: edit /etc/default/saned
> SpamAssassin Mail Filter Daemon: disabled, see /etc/default/spamassassin
This does not relate to the video problem, I'm sure.
> Finally, I will mention that I did all the same upgrades yesterday on
> another Wheezy system (different hardware) with no problem.
Another video driver? Which one?
> I would welcome any suggestions for fixing this. I can post xorg.conf and
> Xorg.0.log if necessary, although that doesn't seem to be the problem.
Sorry, I can't provide a solution.
Just wondering too.
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