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Bug 451322 - display corrupt after upgrade
Summary: display corrupt after upgrade
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-mga
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adam Jackson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-13 19:54 UTC by Brian Brock
Modified: 2018-04-11 09:07 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-07-14 17:43:36 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
log from working F8 config after downgrade (deleted)
2008-06-13 19:55 UTC, Brian Brock
no flags Details
current working f8 config (deleted)
2008-06-13 19:57 UTC, Brian Brock
no flags Details
working xorg config prior to upgrade (deleted)
2008-06-13 19:59 UTC, Brian Brock
no flags Details
xorg log from broken f9 X session after upgrade (deleted)
2008-06-18 16:11 UTC, Brian Brock
no flags Details

Description Brian Brock 2008-06-13 19:54:47 UTC
Description of problem:
upgrade for F9 from a working F8 configuration broke the display.  In any mode
under F9, the display appears to be very corrupted with noise that moves the
image rapidly horizontally and vertically, over a short distance.  Looks like
I've selected a resolution which the monitor does not support.

Dell E153FP monitor (I think, it's not physically labeled)
   this is a flatscreen monitor which is not very new.


-(~:$)-> lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P DRAM Controller/Host-Hub
Interface (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P PCI to AGP Controller (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI
Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI
Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI
Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI
Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI
Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev c2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface
Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDE Controller
(rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB (ICH5) SATA Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R)
AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Matrox Graphics, Inc. MGA G400/G450 (rev 04)
02:07.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Agere Systems FW323 (rev 61)
02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82562EZ 10/100 Ethernet
Controller (rev 01)

I could not work around this problem with F9 packages.
Downgrading to the F8 xorg (and adding F8 yum repo config for xorg and related)
fixed the problem

I expected the upgrade to not require any manual configuration to make xorg-x11
work; none is required for F8.  Also, I expected xorg-x11 from F9 to basically
work on upgrade under at least one configuration, but it does not.

Comment 1 Brian Brock 2008-06-13 19:55:45 UTC
Created attachment 309277 [details]
log from working F8 config after downgrade

Comment 2 Brian Brock 2008-06-13 19:57:32 UTC
Created attachment 309278 [details]
current working f8 config

Comment 3 Brian Brock 2008-06-13 19:59:37 UTC
Created attachment 309279 [details]
working xorg config prior to upgrade

I was using this config file form roughly a year prior to upgrade

Comment 4 Brian Brock 2008-06-13 20:16:24 UTC
xorg-x11-drv-mga- is currently-installed driver package

Comment 5 Matěj Cepl 2008-06-13 21:50:17 UTC
It would be really useful to get /var/log/Xorg.*.log from broken attempt to use
F9 Xorg? Isn't it there somewhere in /var/log? Couldn't we get it, please?

Comment 6 Brian Brock 2008-06-18 16:11:08 UTC
Created attachment 309750 [details]
xorg log from broken f9 X session after upgrade

Comment 7 Brian Brock 2008-07-08 17:11:44 UTC
Would any additional details be useful?  I don't mind running an older version
of X for a while, but it will create problems again when I next upgrade this
system (and I'm running a one-off system, on the box where I try to catch
desktop app bugs).

Comment 8 Brian Brock 2008-07-28 18:31:39 UTC
any hints to get moving on this, or details needed?

Comment 12 Cliff Schomburg 2008-10-23 16:13:33 UTC
I have this same problem.  I can't even get the F9 installer to work because the video is so bad.  I'm using a nVidia 8800 GT on a ViewSonic VA1912wb (19" widescreen LCD)

Comment 13 Bug Zapper 2009-06-10 01:35:55 UTC
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Comment 14 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 17:43:36 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
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