Bug#456153: xserver-xorg-video-ati: external VGA display corrupted after killing X
The external VGA monitor attached to my laptop sometimes ends up with
a distorted screen that is black except for a mouse cursor, which
shows as a thin white vertical bar about five cm high.
This sometimes happens if I kill the X server with
Ctrl-Alt-Backspace. The built-in LCD panel then shows kdm but the VGA
monitor shows the distortion. Switching to text console and back, or
restarting the X server, does not help. I could only restore the
display by rebooting.
The bug occurs quite rarely so I don't know how to reproduce it
reliably, but I have observed it a few times now.
The system is an LG LE50 Express laptop with Radeon Xpress 200M,
kernel 2.6.24-rc4 (i386). I use vesafb on the text consoles.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-rc4-lg (PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=sv_SE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=sv_SE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Versions of packages xserver-xorg-video-ati depends on:
ii libc6 2.7-3 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii xserver-xorg-core 2:1.4.1~git20071119-1 Xorg X server - core server
xserver-xorg-video-ati recommends no packages.
-- no debconf information