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Bug 30444 - Using the powervr driver for my Kyro II card, start of console switch of XFree86 causes loss of signal to monitor
Summary: Using the powervr driver for my Kyro II card, start of console switch of XFre...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo X packagers
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-10-05 17:27 UTC by Jacob Eisinger
Modified: 2004-09-30 13:55 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Jacob Eisinger 2003-10-05 17:27:52 UTC
On the first start of X windows, everything works perfectly.

However, when I shutdown and X and try it again, 2/3 times, my monitor goes into
power saving and I can't switch terminals or revive my monitor in anyway.  Also,
when I switch terminals to X (CTRL + ALT + F7), the same problem happens - my
monitor blanks on me.

Also to note, I can switch to a text terminal with my monitor blanked and type
in my root login and reboot to restart my computer.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start x windows
2. close down x
3. repeat steps 1 and 2 a couple of times until the monitor blanks

Actual Results:  
my monitor has gone into powersaving, but my computer is still responsive

Expected Results:  
X should come up and I should should see it.

*  media-video/kyro-kernel
      Latest version available:
      Latest version installed:
      Size of downloaded files: 968 kB
      Description: XFree86 DRI drivers for the KyroII card

*  x11-base/xfree
      Latest version available: 4.3.0-r2
      Latest version installed: 4.3.0-r2
      Size of downloaded files: 70,850 kB
      Description: Xfree86: famous and free X server
*  x11-base/xfree-drm
      Latest version available: 4.3.0-r6
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
      Size of downloaded files: 330 kB
      Description: Xfree86 Kernel DRM modules

Portage 2.0.49-r3 (default-x86-1.4, gcc-3.2.3, glibc-2.3.2-r1, 2.4.20-gentoo-r7)
System uname: 2.4.20-gentoo-r7 i686 AMD Athlon(tm) processor
CFLAGS="-O3 -march=athlon-tbird -funroll-loops -pipe"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /var/qmail/control /usr/share/config
/usr/kde/2/share/config /usr/kde/3/share/config /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/gconf /etc/env.d"
CXXFLAGS="-O3 -march=athlon-tbird -funroll-loops -pipe"
FEATURES="sandbox ccache autoaddcvs"
GENTOO_MIRRORS=" rsync://"
USE="oss crypt jpeg libg++ libwww mad mikmod ncurses nls pdflib slang xml2 xmms
xv zlib gdbm berkdb readline svga sdl tcpd pam ssl perl python esd imlib
oggvorbis gnome gtk2 gtk -kde -qt -arts acpi alsa apm avi bonobo cdr cups docs
dvd encode foomaticdb gif gpm gstreamer java mmx -motif mozilla mpeg opengl png
quicktime smaba spell tiff truetype usb videos X x86"
Comment 1 Donnie Berkholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-09-30 13:55:56 UTC
Sorry, we can't do anything about binary drivers. Please attempt to contact PowerVR directly.