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Bug#253088: VT text display gets mangled with Radeon 9200 dualhead setup

tag 253088 + moreinfo upstream

On Mon, Jun 07, 2004 at 11:07:42AM +0300, Heikki Kantola wrote:
> Package: xserver-xfree86
> Version: 4.3.0.dfsg.1-4
> Severity: important
> Tags: sid
> I just noticed that the more recent XFree86 version seem to somehow
> interfere the VT text consoles on my Radeon 9200 dualhead setup: VTs
> are now unusable as text is oddly striped and it looks like the texts
> for both monitors are shown in one on both heads. When booting and
> shutting down the system the texts on VT are displayed fine on both 
> monitors, so I believe this is problem with X. Earlier this same setup 
> also worked ok. I'm using gdm (Debian package version to 
> start X if that matters.

So the problem is that VTs are corrupt, but only while the X server is

Do the VTs correct themselves once the X server exits?

I'm guessing this is the case since you say the problem goes away at

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