Regression: radeon x600 text console font not restored

Felix Kühling fxkuehl at
Tue Sep 6 18:10:30 PDT 2005

Am Dienstag, den 06.09.2005, 20:32 -0400 schrieb Adam Jackson:
> On Tuesday 06 September 2005 12:03, Felix Kühling wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I had the radeon driver from Xorg CVS working ok on my mobile X600 about
> > 4 months ago. I upgraded to current CVS last week and now I have this
> > problem. The font on the text console is not restored on console switch
> > or when I exit the X server. Does anyone have an idea which change may
> > have broken it or give me a quick pointer where to start looking?
> > Otherwise I'll try to narrow it down myself some time this week.
> Egbert changed console font restoration a while ago to let the kernel do the 
> restore if it can.  However, some kernels have broken font restore, 
> particularly radeonfb (i think) somewhere in the 2.6.11+ timeframe (i also 
> think).  Try an older, or newer, kernel.

I'm not using any kernel-framebuffer driver. Just plain text mode. Linux
2.6.12 (kernel source from Debian, home-built). I'll experiment with
different kernel versions.

I think I found Egbert's commit on Jan 14. I could have sworn I had this
working with a Xorg CVS version after that date. I'll verify that. Maybe
this problem is unrelated to Egbert's change.

> - ajax


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