[Intel-gfx] i810 forgets configured rows & columns on ttys on startx shutdown

Felix Miata mrmazda at earthlink.net
Thu Oct 31 05:19:26 CET 2013

On 2013-10-29 19:19 (GMT-0400) Felix Miata composed:

> On 2013-10-29 13:54 (GMT+0100) Daniel Vetter composed:

>> Userspace modesetting is known to be racy and broken, so people don't
>> really want to waste time on digging into bugs which are most likely
>> flukes. But if you can bisect this issue to a specific patch a fix should
>> be possible.

> Again I got no clear answer to the question asked, so I guess now it's fair
> to assume this must be the right place for discussion after all.

> I've installed openSUSE 12.3. Its 3.7.10-1.16-default and server 1.13.2
> behave nicely. Beyond installing Mageia 3 to get 3.8.13 and 1.13.4, and as
> one who does not build software even via proxy, I'm open to suggestions how
> to get kernels and/or other xorg versions needed to perform bisection.

This problem is differently present with Mageia 3's desktop kernel 
The ttys are left usable on startx exit, but the exit log X prints to screen 
is scrambled from mismatch between character size and line length. I don't 
know whether to try older kernels, or newer, even if I knew where to find any.
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