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Bug 82799 - Changing modes or exiting to text mode after using xorg vesa driver corrupts display
Summary: Changing modes or exiting to text mode after using xorg vesa driver corrupts ...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Unspecified (show other bugs)
Hardware: Alpha Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo X packagers
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-02-21 04:41 UTC by Paul
Modified: 2005-11-20 13:02 UTC (History)
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Description Paul 2005-02-21 04:41:07 UTC
After starting x (xorg-x11), any resolution change results in a corrupted screen. this includes changing to text mode eithe by exiting X, or by switching to a VT (ctrl-alt-F1)
Cycling back to the initial resolution will return a clean display.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.edit /etc/xorg.conf to use  Driver "vesa"
3.exit X, or change resolution

Actual Results:  
Corruption of display. Display is still responsive, but appears to be unaware
that the resolution has changed.

Expected Results:  
Switched modes without corruption

SMP, 2.6.10, no USE flags defined, s3 Trio 64, xorg 6.8.0-r3
Comment 1 Donnie Berkholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-02-21 08:34:21 UTC
Please file this upstream at and post the URL here, so we can track it.
Comment 2 Donnie Berkholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-05-25 04:02:43 UTC
See last comment.
Comment 3 Joshua Baergen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-11-20 13:02:49 UTC
I used the vesa driver recently without issue.  This could have to do with your

Paul, is this still a problem with any current X versions?