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Bug#259434: xserver-xfree86: [mga] halts the console on powerpc

tag 259434 - moreinfo
retitle 259434 xserver-xfree86: [mga] X server locks console at startup on MGA 1064SG [Mystique] rev 3

On Tue, Jul 20, 2004 at 09:04:09PM -0300, Rafael Ávila de Espíndola wrote:
> Em Tuesday 20 July 2004 03:39, Branden Robinson escreveu:
> > tag 259434 + moreinfo upstream
> > retitle 259434 xserver-xfree86: [mga] blanks screen and locks console on
> > MGA 1064SG [Mystique] rev 3 thanks
> > Can you ssh into the machine (if you have a way of doing so)?  Does the box
> > respond to pings when it is in this state?
> I can ssh into the machine and restart it. Apparently X is just locking the 
> keyboard.
> > What do you have to do to provoke this lockup?  Does simply starting the X
> > server suffice, or do you have to run some X clients or switch VTs?
> just the X server is sufficient.
> > If the lockup happens when the X server starts, do you see an image
> > displayed to the screen even for the briefest moment?
> No image. The screen is black except for the topmost line that is filled with 
> apparently random colours.

Thanks for following up!

This definitely sounds like a driver bug.

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