Bug#436336: Ugh, incorrect problem description.
On Tue, Aug 07, 2007 at 08:43:20AM +0200, Brice Goglin wrote:
> > 2) After launching X, the virtual terminals will never correctly display
> > again, whether X is quit normally or whether Ctrl-Alt-FX is used to
> > access them.
> So you don't get any single crash because of this, right? Only corrupted
> VT consoles?
They're entirely black, fwiw. Or maybe my monitor just shows black, but
as an LCD it's very good about telling me when it's unhappy about the
So I'm not sure if they're corrupted or just a valid text display with
nothing in them, or what.
> Are you using anything like framebuffer consoles? I don't know whether
> intelfb supports i965 yet but...
I think I'm using the vga console.
I'm trying to use the plain old vga console. The problem manifests with
my self-built 2.6.19 and 21 kernel, as well as the current debian
testing amd64 kernel. However, the various frambuffer console code is
present in all of those. I've never wanted or tried to enable the
framebuffer. It doesn't *look* like the framebuffer console (which I
have encountered in the past).
> Could you try latest git snapshot of the intel driver?
I wish I knew how. The last time I went down that path I found I needed
to build a very large amount of X to make everything happy, and then I
had some trouble figuring out how to install it into my system, and so
was running it out of a build directory but had permissions problems
with log files ... suffice to say I was in a little over my head.
Can I build just the xserver-xorg-video-intel component without
requiring the rest of the tree? I can do a little self help given some
> Let's forget about (1) and keep this bug for (2).